Data Analysis and Academic Progress Monitoring
To optimize our students’ development as readers, mathematicians, writers, and critical thinkers our teachers must adapt to their changing needs and abilities. Our Psychology Department lends their expertise by working closely with teachers to develop tailored academic interventions and to monitor each student's progress throughout the year. Using timely and meaningful assessments to help answer key questions, the team gathers information about students' current academic levels and rates of improvement towards short and long-term goals. Questions such as: How much progress? Compared to what? Expected by when?
Ongoing data analysis allows our team to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction and optimize each student's education plan by making timely, targeted adjustments to individual programming.
The services listed are all-inclusive in our tuition. Therapeutic counseling services are not part of the psychological services model at AIM.
The Lower School psychologist and teachers collaborate to provide group activities promoting critical thinking, problem solving, communication and executive function skills. Specifically, students study the function of various parts of the brain and how these areas impact their daily lives and learning. Students begin to explore their individual strengths and areas of difficulty, to increase their metacognitive and self-monitoring abilities.
Superflex is a social thinking curriculum designed to improve self regulation and interpersonal skills in elementary-aged students. Using age appropriate language, engaging comic books, and a variety of multi-sensory activities, students learn strategies to overcome challenges in academic and social situations. Superflex is a foundation for students to begin to develop perspective taking and executive function skills.
The Psychology Department at AIM works individually and with groups of Middle School students on a regular basis providing support in social, emotional and academic development.
AIM's Girls Leadership Program is an new initiative that support girls in developing the skills necessary to know who they are, what they believe in, and how to express themselves effectively. With a focus on social, emotional, and cognitive development, it provides girls with the opportunity to acquire the interpersonal skills and resilient mindsets necessary to lead healthy, balanced lives, while empowering them to create change in their world.
Career Academy is a four-year program designed to guide high school students in their college and career selection process. Students are provided with exciting opportunities designed to help them discover their own strengths and affinities and experience careers in their areas of interest.
These opportunities include:
College Fair: (9th-12th grades) – Area colleges and universities visit AIM to present their programs to interested students. Information about college admissions, major areas of study, and campus life is provided for students and parents.
Career Fair: (9th-12th grades) – Professionals from the community describe their occupations to small groups of students. Students select sessions based on their own preferences and learn about careers that interest them.
Career Express: (9th-12th grades) – Students participate in a series of workshops on career-related skills, including resume writing, interviewing and job-seeking skills.
Shadowing: (11th grade) – Students have the opportunity to “shadow” an area professional to learn more about a specific occupation. At least one shadowing activity is scheduled during the months of April and May and students are required to complete a final project on their experience.
Internships: (12th grade) – Students complete a week-long internship in an occupation of their choice. Internships are scheduled when the Cabrini semester ends. Requirements include maintaining a daily log, completing a final reaction paper and a presentation to faculty, parents and administration.