Our Learning Resources Program believes in the potential of all students by recognizing and building upon their learning intelligences. The program provides a personalized learning/teaching environment through scaffolded and differentiated instruction, with an emphasis on promoting learning skills designed to develop the executive functions of the brain. Students find success by cultivating their talents, interests, and passions, while simultaneously mapping out their path to a college or university education that matches their needs and abilities.
Smaller core classes (English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and World Language) in grades 6 through 12
Personalized programs taught through multi-sensory approach (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
Strategies for setting goals, self-monitoring and developing personal responsibility
Assessment is multi-dimensional and differentiated
Emphasis on self-advocacy development
Coordination with the college counseling program
Who We Serve
Our Learning Resources Program opened in 2000 to meet the needs of students who have been diagnosed with a learning difference. We offer the program to students in grades six through twelve that can meet the demands of age and grade appropriate coursework. The program also provides academic and executive functioning support to help address the challenges associated with students’ areas of exceptionalities, such as:
Language-based disabilities – reading/dyslexia Written language deficits Mathematics - dyscalculia Attention-Deficit Disorder & Hyperactivity
“After having a very difficult 6th grade in the regular program, Daniela’s immersion in the LRP was a life changing experience. She found a place where her intellect had an interested audience. Her teachers appreciated her ideas and contributions. She needed to learn differently and she found a safe place to expand her hunger for knowledge. In addition to enjoying the learning experience, she found nurturing teachers that won her admiration. She also found true good friends. Daniela is now being pursued by several top colleges. They all want a brilliant young adult who learns and sees the world through a different lens. The LRP transformed Daniela’s life. She is the product of the Learning Resources Program. We will be forever grateful!”
Nora & Loren
“The Learning Resources Program has been a vital support system during this vulnerable time in my life, and I certainly wouldn’t have made it this far without it. With smaller class size and teachers trained in learning differences, I was able to feel socially & intellectually safe. ”
The Learning Resources Program has been such an amazing part of our daughter’s education. Before entering the program, our daughter was anxious, stressed in school, and had low confidence in her academic abilities. The teachers in the LRP program have taught to Juliette’s strengths and have nurtured and encouraged her . Thanks to this, Juliette is reading at grade level, has become a gifted writer, and is a happy and confident child. We could not have done this without the talented and creative LRP faculty who have provided our daughter individualized instruction and who have used novel teaching methods to help her succeed. We believe that the LRP is such an asset to the MCDS community and that it serves as an important model for future educational innovation .