Assisted Study provides small group study support to students during school hours under the daily direction of Mr. Nate Bassett.

Coe-Brown Academy is unique among New Hampshire high schools in providing small-group study support to students during school hours under the daily direction of a full-time coordinator.

Students selected for Assisted Study may benefit from an environment that supports them in developing better study and organizational skills Some may be performing below their full potential, due to disorganization, diminished effort or a lack of physical resources. Others may need help with relocation difficulties arising after transfer from another school or which may accompany past illness or injury.

Assisted study groups are small, to permit individualized attetion, so students with the most pressing needs are placed first. Admission into a study group requires participation in structured activities designed to encourage the timely completion of school work and more thorough preparation for class. The willingness of each student to participate is important, because selecting one student sometimes displaces another and also because uncooperative behavior can have negative effects on other members of the study group.

Time in Assisted Study is spent on homework, term papers and special projects. Teachers may also send quizzes and tests to Assisted Study if they were missed due to absence or not completed within the time available for that purpose in class. Through structure and daily feedback, Assisted Study reinforces the positive behaviors of concentration, attention to detail, staying on task, tracking improvement and taking pride in work well done. On an ongoing basis, Mr.  Bassett reviews completed and graded work noting where improvements are needed and explaining why it is important to do things well. On average, seventy percent of assisted study students completed a full year in the program or are successfully transferred to independent study after some period of assistance.

Placement decisions for Assisted Study are made by guidance counselors based on an individual analysis of student needs, but referrals may originate fom teachers, parent, or students themselves. Guidance counselors consider a student’s academic potential in comparison to their school performance and the benefits likely to be gained from individual help with study skills, organizational skills, and structured support. Students receiving Special Education services are not referred to Assisted Study, but are provided with similar support within the Special Education Department.

Contact your son’s or daughter’s Guidance Counselor to discuss this further.