Instructional Support Program (ISP)

The Instructional Support Program (ISP) teaches students who they are as learners and how to discover their unique path to academic success. Rather than modifying lesson plans, we accommodate different learning styles to maintain College Prep curriculum for our ISP students.

Instructional Support Program (ISP)

The Instructional Support Program (ISP) teaches students who they are as learners and how to discover their unique path to academic success. Rather than modifying lesson plans, we accommodate different learning styles to maintain College Prep curriculum for our ISP students.

Through the teaching of metacognitive strategies and executive functioning skills, students learn about their individual learning styles and develop a growth mindset and learning strategies that will help them to achieve success in school. The ISP program works in conjunction and support of the school’s college preparatory academic program and is staffed by Besant Hill teachers. There are three levels to the ISP program designed to decrease in support as students gain and demonstrate mastery of learning strategies. Students will receive instruction in organization, time management, self-advocacy, and academic subject area assistance, as well as access to and instruction for assistive technology. ISP students leave the program with positive habits of learning and are prepared to enter the competitive learning environment of college and beyond. 

Through the teaching of metacognitive strategies and executive functioning skills, students learn about their individual learning styles and develop a growth mindset and learning strategies that will help them to achieve success in school. The ISP program works in conjunction and support of the school’s college preparatory academic program and is staffed by Besant Hill teachers. There are three levels to the ISP program designed to decrease in support as students gain and demonstrate mastery of learning strategies. Students will receive instruction in organization, time management, self-advocacy, and academic subject area assistance, as well as access to and instruction for assistive technology. ISP students leave the program with positive habits of learning and are prepared to enter the competitive learning environment of college and beyond. 

Through the teaching of metacognitive strategies and executive functioning skills, students learn about their individual learning styles and develop a growth mindset and learning strategies that will help them to achieve success in school. The ISP program works in conjunction and support of the school’s college preparatory academic program and is staffed by Besant Hill teachers. There are three levels to the ISP program designed to decrease in support as students gain and demonstrate mastery of learning strategies. Students will receive instruction in organization, time management, self-advocacy, and academic subject area assistance, as well as access to and instruction for assistive technology. ISP students leave the program with positive habits of learning and are prepared to enter the competitive learning environment of college and beyond. 

Kelly Henschel

Instructional Support Director

“ISP allows students to learn about learning. I love teaching students about how their brains process information, how they can build habits of learning, and give them time to reflect metacognitively about their own learning.”

Doug Jessup

ISP Teacher

“The heart and soul of the Besant Hill experience is the immeasurable quality and depth of interpersonal connectedness that is fostered and forged between and amongst students, faculty, and staff.”

Tina Leslie

ISP Teacher

“Besant Hill allows students to follow their path. We help guide you when you don’t know the way, and everyone is encouraged to be the best person they can be.”

Mike Biermann

ISP Teacher

“Besant Hill School is a wonderful place to be. It’s been an amazing experience for me being in such a kind, compassionate environment.”

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