Student Services

We recognize that students will often exceed expectations when they are given the support they need to reach their fullest academic potential.
As a college preparatory school, we know that students learn differently. Some of the most brilliant people in history, like Thomas Edison, George Washington, and Leonardo da Vinci, learned in ways that seemed non-traditional and yet their results were exceptional. In fact, successful people like Ronald Regan and Tim Tebow, learned differently.

At Hartfield, we offer a Student Services Program, that we call REACH, which includes Dyslexia Therapy, Classroom Accommodations, Learning Strategies, and Tutoring Services that are targeted to meet a student’s individual learning style.

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    Courtney Anders 

    Director of Academic Programs

Supported Learning Differences

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  • Academic Accommodations

    Accommodations make learning accessible to students with learning differences. They don’t change what your child is learning. Rather, they change how your child is learning.

    At Hartfield, we offer an Academic Accommodations program that is targeted to your child’s specific needs. Our Director meets with the student’s parents, teachers, and principal to develop an Individualized Learning Plan providing a way for your child to reach their highest potential.

    In order to participate in our Academic Accommodations program, students must provide professional documentation of a learning difference. This program is for students in grades 2nd-12th grades.
  • Dyslexia Therapy

    A diagnosis of Dyslexia can be overwhelming for parents, but it doesn’t have to be. At Hartfield, our dedicated Dyslexia Therapy staff all have a Masters of Education in Dyslexia Therapy and are able to meet the specific reading and language needs of your child. They are also all Certified Academic Language Therapists, trained through an International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) accredited program.

    Once enrolled in our Dyslexia Therapy, students participate in a small group learning environment where they are taught the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading and spelling. This multisensory approach uses sight, hearing, touch, and movement to help students connect language and words.

    Our program uses an alphabetic phonics method to teach the structure of the English language. Each therapist provides explicit, direct instruction that is systematic, sequential, and cumulative when teaching reading, spelling, and written expression.

    In order for the student to participate in Dyslexia Therapy, the student must provide professional documentation with a diagnosis of Dyslexia. This program is available for students in K5-5th grades.
  • Learning Strategies

    Learning Strategies is an organizational class offered to students in Middle and High School that are enrolled in our Academic Accommodations Program. This class is optional and dependent on the student’s class schedule.

    In this class, students with learning differences, are taught organizational techniques and specific study skills unique to the student’s learning style. Learning Strategies is designed to help the students utilize tools to develop independence in their core classes.
  • Tutoring

    Tutoring is available for all students in grades 1st-12th. Many students benefit from the additional support of a tutor. At Hartfield, our teachers are available to tutoring students outside of the classroom, in a small setting, in order to provide direct instruction to the student and to equip them with tools they need to become an independent learner.
Hartfield Academy is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of independent Schools (SAIS).