The Dr. Carolyn Ware Moving Forward Program (MFP) is designed to support NCCS students by enhancing academic achievement and cognitive abilities. Students may be referred to the program by parents, teachers, or administrators by notifying the office of the MFP Director. For some services, follow-up observation, evaluation, and psychoeducational testing may be required to identify specific areas of deficit which affect the student’s achievement.
Each student’s program of services is individualized based on his or her specific learning goals and needs. After gathering appropriate data on student achievement, parents will meet with the MFP Team to determine the appropriate interventions required to facilitate student success.
NCCS offers services to support many different styles of learners through the Moving Forward Program, however we are not equipped to serve students whose learning differences are due to significant emotional, social, or behavioral concerns. Additionally, students must demonstrate the intellectual potential to master a college-preparatory curriculum.
Each service listed requires a specific fee. Services are arranged through the office of the Moving Forward Program Director.
Educational Therapy - Educational Therapy services provide cognitive and educational therapy support to students two to four times per week. Students meet one-on-one with a therapist who is specifically trained to address academic and/or cognitive deficits using NILD, FIE, HANDLE, and Orton-Gillingham methodologies.
Content Development Classes - Content development classes replace a student’s regularly scheduled math or reading/language class and are available to students in kindergarten through 8th grade. These classes are taught by experienced instructors who are highly trained in their content area. Students needing specific remediation in these areas are pulled out on a daily basis for this one-on-one or small group instruction.
Interactive Metronome - Interactive Metronome (IM) is a research-based cognitive training program designed to significantly improve rhythm and timing in the brain, helping the brain to work more efficiently. IM is effective in enhancing general cognitive and athletic performance. Additionally, it can be used to improve cognitive abilities in students with diagnoses such as ADHD, dyslexia, learning differences, speech-language difficulties, and more.
Executive Functioning Classes - Executive functioning classes focus on the essential skills needed for students to be successful in the classroom and in daily life. Skills and strategies taught in these classes include planning, time management, goal-setting, organization, study skills, and note-taking. These classes are provided to Middle and Upper School students with accommodations.
Program of Accommodations - For students who have diagnosed learning differences, a Program of Accommodations can be developed after a thorough review of the student’s psychoeducational evaluation. Accommodations are outlined in an individualized document, the Student Learning Profile, and are implemented by the classroom teacher and designated MFP personnel.
Learning Lab - Learning Lab services are provided to all Middle and Upper School students who receive accommodations. The Learning Lab provides a quiet environment in which testing accommodations are implemented. Students also have the option of attending their regularly scheduled study hall in the Learning Lab. Other resources provided in the Learning Lab include Google Read & Write software, Google Classroom support, and homework help.
Academic Coaching - This individual or small group intervention provides specific mentoring and coaching for students with executive functioning deficits. Accountability for academic tasks as well as instruction in study skills is included in this service. Coaches follow a written curriculum which can be individualized to meet a student’s specific needs. This intervention is available for grades 5-12 and may meet as often as required.
Tutoring - Students who need a temporary period of intervention to augment skills not mastered in the regular classroom will benefit from tutoring. On-campus tutoring is offered for most academic classes and is available to all NCCS students.