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Academic Support

We take the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” to heart. We know that our students, families, and faculty members cannot do it all alone. That’s why we offer numerous student services to ensure the success of every child. From tutoring to career exploration to counseling, if there’s something a student needs, we fulfill that need.

Learning Resource Center

The Edgewood High School Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides academic support across the curriculum with the goal of ensuring that students reach their greatest scholastic potential. Approximately 20 percent of the student population study with an LRC team of teachers who provide individualized attention and support. Students who take advantage of the LRC may have diagnosed learning differences, challenges like test anxiety or organizational struggles, problems in particular courses or trouble keeping up with course content because of study skills challenges or extended periods of classroom absence due to health issues or other commitments.

Using background information supplied by parents and school counselors, LRC teachers identify individual areas that need attention and develop strategies to address those areas. In addition to reinforcing core material, LRC teachers assist students in organization of academic materials and time management. Along with providing resources such as audio books, website listings, computers and textbooks, the program also offers testing accommodations to students who qualify for it.

The further goal in the LRC is to promote student self-confidence and independent learning. LRC teachers encourage students to take ownership of their academic lives by teaching the skills needed to be better students, as well as encouraging the development of social skills with peers, teachers, and administrators. Because of the smaller teacher-student ratio, teachers in the LRC are able to develop personal connections beyond those typically found in the traditional classroom. The teachers problem-solve with the students as issues arise, providing feedback and communicating with faculty, counselors, and parents via phone, e-mail or PowerSchool.

There is an additional charge for LRC services. Financial assistance is available.

Learning Resources Center Faculty:
Andrea Berndt
Brenda Foti
Sarah Hawkins
Cary Lahr
Mike McGroarty
Fred Richards
Bob Wahl

Edgewood Honor Society Tutoring

Edgewood Honor Society members are available to tutor fellow students during school in almost all subjects. Students in need of some extra academic help can meet with tutors one-on-one during free mods, study alongside tutors in ASP. To request tutoring, students should contact their counselor or directly connect with a tutor through the EHS Peer Tutor Database.

Non-College Career Options

While we are a college-prep high school and encourage our graduates to go on to college, we know that it is not for everyone. We work with students to identify alternative options, including all branches of the armed forces, interim programs, and work programs.