Associate Head of School
Pastoral Care and Support
At Dwight Global, every student is assigned a grade-level advisor, otherwise known as a Dean. Deans are responsible for ensuring each and every student’s success at Dwight Global. Whether a student has an academic concern, requires an extension, wants to find a new social opportunity, or hopes to add/drop a class, the Dean serves as the first point of contact for both the student and the parent. Deans advocate for students to make sure that they have a rewarding academic experience while at Dwight Global.
One of the most critical responsibilities that a Dean has is that of course selection. At the end of every academic year, a Dean will meet with a student and their family to determine courses for the upcoming year. This Dean will make sure that the student is graduating on time and that the student is taking classes that both challenge them and reflect their academic passions.
Director of Learning Support & Quest
Head of English
The Learning Support Department provides additional academic support to students outside of the classroom. Support is available in multiple forms depending on the specific needs of the student. Supervised Study Halls are available at set hours to provide students with a space to complete their work in a supervised environment.
Content Support Teachers are available to meet one-on-one with students to help in social studies, English, math, world languages, and science. Learning Support teachers are also available to meet with students to help with Executive Functioning Coaching to provide strategies for improving time management, information management, and materials management skills.
Additionally, Dwight Global offers the Quest Program, which is a yearlong 1-1 program in which students are paired with a Quest teacher for consistent and in-depth support with academics as well as Executive Functioning strategies.
Dwight Global strives to create an environment that promotes emotional, behavioral, social, and academic growth. The School-wide culture encourages students and their families to express concerns about the health and well-being of themselves and other students. This is achieved through working with deans, department heads, faculty, our school counselor, and when necessary, outside consulting mental health professionals.
In order to access school counseling services, students may self-refer or be referred by a faculty member or parent. Counseling at Dwight Global addresses a variety of mental health, social, academic, and substance use issues in a non-disciplinary manner. The school counselor is available to meet with students individually or in small groups to provide short-term counseling for needs that might include anxiety about school performance, improving behavioral control, peer issues, improving basic social and problem-solving skills, or coping with changes at home that can affect school functioning.
Should the student’s needs require or benefit from ongoing long-term counseling, the school counselor will assist families in securing external support through community resources. Further, the school counselor is available to consult and work with an external professional already working with the student to best support them in school.
While most information discussed with a counselor is confidential, confidentiality can be broken if a student is thought to be at risk of harm to self or others. Likewise, confidentiality may be broken if there is a suspicion that another individual, either within or outside of the School, is physically or psychologically harming a student. In such cases, the student’s parents and/or member of the School administration may be contacted to ensure the student’s safety is maintained.
For students who have a working proficiency in English, Dwight Global offers an English as an Alternate Language program. EAL services supplement the student’s learning and coursework throughout the year. Students are paired with an EAL support teacher, who meets with the student at scheduled times to help with English language fluency. These areas include, but are not limited to, deciphering directions and providing language support. EAL teachers are also in regular communication with parents, deans, administrators, and classroom teachers.