The Wooster Bridge Program
The Wooster Bridge Program is a 6th-12th grade comprehensive, integrated support program for high achieving students diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities. Bridge students are projected to transition from a literacy-focused, moderate support model in Middle School to a lighter support model in their junior and senior years. The 11th and 12th grade program is specifically designed to teach students how to utilize the skills they've developed in their early experiences in the program and practice them independently in order to prepare for college and beyond.
The Wooster Bridge Program provides the perfect balance of academic support and a rigorous college preparatory experience.
~ Parent of a Bridge Student
All Wooster Bridge students, whether in the Middle School or Upper School, participate in all aspects of the Wooster program from advisory, to sports, to jobs and co-curricular classes. Our students serve as leaders in the classroom and the community. In the Upper School, Bridge students are actively involved in their Wooster experience as either Prefects or Job Captains, Club Leaders, and student advocates. The goal of the Wooster Bridge program is to provide motivated students, who have been diagnosed with a language disability, with the necessary tools to become successful Wooster graduates and life-long learners.
The delivery of the Wooster Bridge program includes 3 core components:
- Bridge Classroom Instruction focusing on developing each student’s skills, knowledge, and dispositions.
- Collaborative Consultation between the Bridge teacher and Content Area teachers.
- Profile Management to include overseeing the implementation of each student’s individualized Wooster Educational Plan.