The Adelson Advantage: Student Services
Our sense of connectedness at AEC is rooted in shared values. Among them is the idea that the children who join our community are not just students. They are whole people whose needs go beyond academic instruction.
AEC’s Student Services Team supplements and facilitates the work of all staff and faculty here to care for the diverse intellectual, emotional and social needs of the young people we serve.
Diverse Learner Services
If your student has been diagnosed with a specific learning disorder, or a cognitive or physical impairment, our Educational Specialists will meet with you during the admission process to discuss your students particular challenges and needs and how AEC can best partner to ensure that AEC is the right place for your student. As the admission process moves forward our Educational Specialists will create a MAP (modification and accommodation plan) that becomes the roadmap for our teachers to implement and individualize instruction to help your student be as successful as they can be at AEC.
MAPs have helped our teachers serve students who struggle with:
- Specific learning disorders in math/ english/ or written expression
- Vision processing impairments
- Hearing impairments
Mental Health Counseling
AEC has one counselor on staff in each division: Lower School (PK-5th grade), Middle School (6th-8th) and High School (9th-12th). They are available for private, individual sessions and also organize group sessions to discuss issues affecting the community, such as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our collective mental health.
AEC’s Student Services Team coordinates visiting speakers from the broader community, who provide presentations and facilitate discussions on a variety of wellness topics. Content includes physical/emotional health strategies including mindfulness, yoga, life balance, stress management, sleep hygiene and nutrition.
AEC counselors facilitate grade level or classroom specific instruction to help students grow into confident and self-sufficient adults as well as empathetic citizens. Content includes a variety of topics from resume writing to effective communication, teamwork, conflict resolution and problem solving.
As members of the AEC community, if and when your family has needs beyond those which AEC’s resources can address, we will help connect you with broader community support.