North Country School has a long history of engaging and supporting a diverse range of learners by providing academic guidance for students and creating an optimal learning environment. An underlying goal of the program is to meet students where they are academically and prepare them for a successful transition to secondary schools.
Enrollment in learning support is initiated by the family during the application process, or at the recommendation of North Country School’s Director of Learning Support Services.
Students who benefit from the Learning Support Program are bright, capable, and inquisitive, but may have struggled in a traditional academic setting. The program works with students along a continuum of experience and needs, from those who are well served by an individualized plan to students who require regular check-ins and a group setting. This support is delivered by instructors in small groups, separate from classroom instruction.
MEET JESSICA WEGRZYN, DIRECTOR OF LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES
Jess holds a BA from St. Lawrence University and an MEd from the University of New Hampshire. Additionally, Jess holds professional certification in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity with a specialization in executive function support from Landmark College and has received her certification in Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading System. She is a member of the North East Association of Learning Specialists. Jess has served a number of roles at North Country School: as 7th and 9th grade English teacher, as a Primary Houseparent, as Weekend Program Co-coordinator, and Program Logistics Coordinator. Since 2017, Jess has been a Learning Skills Coach with the Learning Support Services program. Currently the Director of the Learning Support Services, Jess and her husband Larry Robjent have been members of the North Country School community since 2000.