The Prospect Program
As a vibrant part of the Wooster School main campus, the Prospect Program serves students in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades diagnosed with language based learning disabilities, ADHD, and executive functioning weaknesses. The Prospect Program is for students who can be successful, but have not achieved grade level success due to their diagnosed learning disability.
When the Prospect Program opened its doors in 2011, we knew that we would be helping students with learning disabilities gain the skills they needed to succeed and, moreover, build a genuine sense of self-confidence that comes with achievement. As planned, our students are flourishing both academically and socially. Each student is provided with an educational blueprint to map out his or her road to success. Specially trained teachers deliver direct instruction that is targeted to a student's precise learning needs and learning styles. Content based lessons are specifically designed to enable students' strengths to shine. Parents are our critical partners in developing these educational blueprints and furthering implementation at home.
Twenty-first century learning is a priority at the Prospect Program. Students embrace technology as both a tool to garner as well as produce information. Keyboarding tutorials are led by an occupational therapist as the foundation for our vast technology program. Students use iPads, laptops, and interactive white boards in conjunction with software, applications, and meaningful lessons. Creativity and critical thinking are important skills that are cultivated through collaboration on real-world projects that require the authentic use of technology.
The Prospect Program families, students, and teachers form a strong , enthusiastic and committed community where learning and teaching are embedded into the foundation of our whole day. Each child is greeted warmly in the morning with big smiles by staff and peers. The children know that his or her presence matters and that school day will be better for all of us because he or she is in attendance.