Identifying learning challenges early, and addressing them, is important to academic success at Groton. Parents should contact Director of Academic Support Kate Dennison
prior to a new student's arrival if differences or disabilities have been identified. If a concern first arises at Groton, the student will be referred, most commonly by a teacher or advisor, to the Academic Support Office, which will assess the situation, lend support as needed, and monitor the student's progress.
The office may recommend neuro-psychological testing to be fully aware of a student's learning style, strengths, weaknesses, or challenges. If testing seems appropriate, the director of Academic Support will contact the student's parents and help connect them with an independent educational psychologist. Testing can provide a clear set of recommendations to the student, family, and the school.
In accordance with the findings of an evaluation, the director will implement recommendations and/or special accommodations, within the limits of the school's curriculum and resources. There are no separate courses of study for students with disabilities or learning differences.