The Academic Resource Class provides individualized study tools and a supportive setting for 9th grade students who may benefit from additional structures and strategies as they transition to the demands of the Upper School curriculum. This first semester class meets for one 65-minute period in each 7-day cycle, providing small group and individual instruction in time management, organization, effective reading and note-taking, writing process,study habits, test and exam preparation, and stress reduction. Part of the class period is also usually devoted to accomplishing homework or review.