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Roxbury Academic Support Program

Cheshire Academy has a long and proud history of assisting students with their individual learning needs to meet the rigors of a college preparatory program. The goal of the Roxbury Academic Support Program is to develop proactive, knowledgeable, and independent learners who take responsibility for their education and academic success. Roxbury alumni graduate feeling confident and fully prepared for the demands of college.

Our unique one-to-one program is designed to strengthen the ability of our students to discover, master, and utilize tools and strategies that allow them to become more productive learners.

We offer four levels of one-to-one service in order to provide the most appropriate guidance, systems, and attention each student needs at his or her level of experience and success. Placement in one of the levels is determined on a case-by-case basis and we involve a team of adults, led by the Roxbury staff, that includes and Admission and Health Services, along with elements of the applicant’s records. Consideration of placement is also given based on the requests of parents, teachers, and administrators. With parent and staff permission, students may enroll in Roxbury at any time during the school year. Please note, in order to provide the supplemental support required, the Roxbury Academic Support Program is a fee-based system, and costs are not included in tuition.

Roxbury 4 - This level of instruction consists of 1:1 instruction - 4 days/week

This is the most comprehensive level of the Roxbury Academic Support Program. Roxbury Level Four pairs an individual student with an instructor, one-to-one, for four class periods weekly. This time is scheduled as part of the student’s normal academic day. The Roxbury instructor acts as a learning specialist who addresses the student’s academic strengths and weaknesses, enables them to improve their self-advocacy and executive-functioning skills, along with assisting the student to reach their highest academic goals and potential. At this level, teachers provide the Roxbury instructors a weekly report based on the student’s performance in their classes. The Roxbury instructor then communicates this information to the parents in a comprehensive weekly report.

This fee-based program costs $11,900 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Roxbury 3 - This level of instruction consists of 1:1 instruction - 3 days/week

The Roxbury Three level provides students the same services as Roxbury Four, except the student meets with the instructor three times per week. Weekly reports are provided to the student’s parents based on feedback from teachers and the Roxbury instructor.

This fee-based program costs $8,900 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Roxbury 2 - This level of instruction consists of 1:1 instruction - 2 days/week

In Roxbury Two, the student meets one-to-one with the instructor two days per week and reports are sent to parents every other week (bi-weekly). This service is tailored more toward the student who needs some additional direction and strategies in order to develop the tools necessary for a greater level of independence and academic productivity.

This fee-based program costs $6,950 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Roxbury 1 - This level of instruction consists of 1:1 instruction - 1 day/week

This level is designed to serve the student who does not need support daily, but could benefit from some additional instruction to develop their organizational and planning skills. Checking in once per week with an instructor allows the student to monitor, assess, and increase their success. Reports are sent to parents on a monthly basis.

This fee-based program costs $2,250 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Elisa Laudati

Director of the Roxbury Academic Support Program

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Marissa Poplawski

Roxbury Instructor

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Caroline Brasa

Roxbury Academic Support Instructor; English Teacher; History & Social Sciences Teacher; Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach; Varsity Girls' Volleyball Head Coach

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Alex Conaway

Roxbury Academic Support Instructor

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Sara Kelleher

Roxbury Academic Support Instructor

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Amy Kolman

Associate Dean of Academic Planning and Advising; Roxbury Academic Support Instructor

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Sam Fowler

Math Teacher; Roxbury Academic Support Instructor

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