Learning Opportunities Program
The Learning Opportunities Program (LOP) offers academic support to students who have documented learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder.
Each student in the LOP takes part in weekly academic coaching sessions with a professional learning specialist, who remains the primary support person throughout the student’s involvement with the program. These sessions, and the close bond formed with the learning specialist, are designed to promote independent learning through individualized tutorials that emphasize learning strategies, organizational skills, time management and self-advocacy.
To apply to the program, please complete the supplemental application for admission to the LOP by June 1. Mail the completed form to:
Mount Ida College Office of Admissions
777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02459
Attn: LOP Application
Include the following information with your LOP application:
- Documentation of a learning disability
- Results and sub-test scores of the Wechsler Adult Intelligent Scale-Revised (WAIS-R) or Woodcock Johnson III administered within three years of application to the LOP.
- Any additional information such as an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or achievement test results that give reading and math levels
There is an additional fee for those participating in the Learning Opportunities Program (LOP) for the 2012-2013 academic year. See below.
- $4,132 for two sessions per week
- $2,066 for one session per week
Some applicants may be required to interview with the Director of the LOP prior to admission into the LOP. In some cases we may determine that the program is not suited to your needs. However, you may be accepted into the College based on standard admissions criteria. Students with disabilities are eligible for reasonable accommodations under various federal and state laws.
Students in the LOP are fully integrated members of the college community with all of the opportunities and responsibilities of any Mount Ida student. After the student's first year in the program he/she can choose to continue to meet with his/her learning specialist twice a week or to reduce the sessions to once a week. The additional fee is reduced should a student decide to participate once a week.
Please note: The Learning Opportunities Program is designed for students who have a learning disability and/or ADHD, and have intellectual ability ranging from average to superior. The program does not support difficulties in social settings, independent living skills or daily decision-making.
If you have any further questions, please call Dr. Bridget Arrow, the Director of the Learning Opportunities Program at 617-928-4648 or email email@example.com.