Applied Study Skills / STUDY SKILLS / TREK

Explore & Support

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*The Team Leader for all of Explore is Pam Watts

Study Skills

This course focuses on techniques and learning strategies to improve students’ study skills. Students learn how to set goals, develop strategies to achieve them, and monitor progress throughout the quarter. Areas of study include taking organized notes, time management, test-taking strategies, active listening, and methods of conducting research.

Applied Study Skills (Year Long)

(Course only offered in lieu of Foreign Language)

This year long course focuses on techniques and learning strategies to improve students’ study skills. Emphasis is on students taking organized notes, time management, test-taking strategies, active listening, and methods of conducting research. In addition, students will have ongoing opportunities to apply these skills to their daily class work and receive feedback to enhance their study habits.


At the sixth grade level, this course differs from the Study Skills class in that it is one year long; the course is not graded, and allows time for students to apply new skills in their daily work.

TREK - Teaching Resiliency, Encouraging Kids

TREK is a semester-long course designed to support students as they navigate the potential stressors that can be part of the middle school day. Through TREK, students benefit from a nurturing teacher who provides mentoring, creates opportunities to strengthen individual and group problem- solving and decision-making skills, and designs activities to foster increased social awareness. In addition, TREK teachers help students with study skills and organization. TREK allows not only a daily check-in with a trusted teacher but also offers time to practice emerging strengths within the classroom as they complete homework assignments.