Academic & Emotional Guidance

Academic Guidance

Student Support

Student Support's mission is to provide a safe and exemplary educational community by delivering individualized activities and interventions that address academic barriers. We strive to make each student feel valued and respected and ensure a warm environment where students work to meet and achieve their academic needs and goals. Our intention is to demystify what it means to struggle academically and embrace and celebrate every student's learning differences. Our advocates remain consistent and engaged with each student, which helps every student build self-confidence, independence, and motivation to succeed.

Our Directors of Student Learning serve to support student success through meeting with students to assist with:

  • Managing IEP data and protocols
  • Executive Functioning and Academic Organization
  • Student Accommodations and Support for Students with Learning Differences
  • Time Management
  • Testing Skills

Social and Emotional Support

Guidance Counseling

YULA High School offers a robust Guidance Department led by a licensed mental health professional that acts as a student liaison and advocate in the following areas:

  • Psychological and Emotional Development
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Student Focused Group Therapy (i.e. Stress Workshops)
  • Specialized Guidance Programs focused on physical and emotional well-being (i.e. on eating disorders, substance abuse, driving safety, building healthy relationships, family empowerment and abuse prevention, etc.)

Grade Deans

YULA  Grade Deans serve to monitor and support the progress and transition of 9th grade students, and 12th grade students as they culminate their YULA High School Journey. Our Deans:

  • Assist with extra-curricular grade events and activities planning
  • Empower students to self advocate and solve problems
  • Facilitate healthy peer relationships