MA's academic program is comprehensive in its breadth and depth. While all students receive support from their teachers and advisors, we recognize that all students learn differently and that those with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges may need additional support and accommodations in order to fully access our academic program.
First and foremost, our Learning Services office is relationship-based. As research suggests and our experience affirms, strong adult-student relationships provide a foundation for student engagement, belonging, and learning. Grounded in these relationships, the main goals of Learning Services are to help students become more self-aware and strong self-advocates. Students who thoroughly understand their strengths and challenges and are able to articulate their needs can help their teachers understand how to best guide them. While we do not alter or compromise MA graduation requirements, we offer appropriate and reasonable accommodations to students with diagnosed learning disabilities as recommended by a licensed psychologist.