Student Academic Services (SAS)

NSU University School provides specialized and individualized academic support services for students in grades JK-12 to help them reach their maximum academic potential. The goal of the program is to develop lifelong learners who know how to identify and make use of resources to help them achieve personal goals they set for themselves, both in and out of school.

Skills Targeted

SAS teachers help students become aware of how they learn best and teach students a repertoire of techniques to become strategic learners. They provide direct instruction on strategies that work to improve executive functioning skills including:

  • Study skills (organizing information, memory strategies etc.)
  • Test and note taking skills
  • Managing materials
  • Time management
  • Work efficiency
  • Focus and motivation

who needs SAS?

The bullets below identify just a few of the reasons why your child may need Academic Success Services:

  • To improve grades and/or academic performance
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Needs targeted assistance with reading and comprehending texts
  • Having trouble completing tests in the allotted time
  • Spending many hours studying but still not "getting it”
  • Not enough time to get everything done
  • Not sure how to take notes or study effectively
  • Having problem planning, initiating and/or completing a task

A Typical Day

SAS teachers work closely and collaboratively with content area teachers and guidance staff to help maximize a student’s learning performance. In addition to direct instruction of strategies during the academic day, we provide:

  • After school assistance in our Homework and Study Center
  • Occupational therapy and psychological consultative services
  • Summer supplemental programming options
  • Peer tutoring
  • Assistance with accommodations
  • Instruction to students learning English as a second language

Types of SAS Programs Available