The Learning & Enrichment Center

The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) provides support to Davidson Day students through a variety of services and programs designed to promote academic success.

Instructional Services

Tutoring: LEC Instructors meet with students in a one-on-one setting to provide additional, review, or remedial instruction in a specific subject area (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Foreign Language) or to address specific academic difficulties (reading comprehension or auditory processing, for example). Tutoring is available to students at all grade levels.

Academic Coaching: Utilizing an individualized program designed to develop organizational and time management skills, as well as study skills. The LEC academic coaches meet with students in a one-on-one setting for one-to-five sessions per week to support and improve academic performance. Academic coaching is more than 'homework help.' It is a working relationship focused on the processes of learning. Students will likely have homework remaining after sessions. Academic coaching is available to students at all grade levels.

Course Instruction: The LEC offers a range of full academic course options to Davidson Day students. Students taking course instruction will be in a one-on-one environment for five sessions per week. Request of course instruction must be approved by the head of school and division head of which student falls under. Courses fall into these categories:

  • Standard Curriculum, Modified Setting: Courses in this category meet all standard grade-level-appropriate Davidson Day expectations, but allow for a modified schedule. Student transcripts carry distinctive course identification and include a description reading “Course delivered in a one-on-one setting utilizing standard DDS curricular expectations.”
  • Advanced Curriculum: Courses in this category offer unique, advanced learning opportunities to exceptional students. Student transcripts do not carry distinctive course identification unless taken in a one-on-one setting. If taken in a one-on-one setting, student transcripts include a description reading “Advanced course delivered in a one-on-one setting.”

VISnet Online Course Studies: In partnership with the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), Davidson Day offers online courses through VISnet. Online courses are available to those students who need required courses that do not fit into their class schedule and those students who desire specific enrichment courses that are not offered within our curriculum. This course of study must be approved by the division head based on each requesting student’s specific needs. Students will not be approved to enroll in an online course if the course is offered in our curriculum and can be included in their class schedule. Since online courses are noted as such on the student’s transcript, students should discuss possible enrollment in online courses with the Director of College Counseling prior to enrollment. A staff member from the DDS Learning and Enrichment Center (LEC) will serve as the online course mentor to insure that the student is on track with the course, however, the LEC mentor will not provide instruction or tutoring for the course.

Therapeutic Services

The Learning Enrichment Center offers on-site speech language therapy services to Davidson Day students designed to address developmental and physical impediments.

  • Speech-Language Therapy: LEC speech-language therapists meet with students in a one-on-one or small group setting, for one-or-more sessions per week to improve oral-motor competence, language processing and comprehension, and the skills necessary for effective communication with peers and adults. Speech-language therapy is available to students at all grade levels, with sessions typically lasting 30-minutes.
  • Occupational Therapy: While the LEC does not provide on-site occupational therapy, we are able to suggest local practices that specialize in occupational therapeutic needs.

School Information

750 Jetton Street
Davidson, NC 28036
[P] 704-237-5200   [F] 704-896-5535
DAVIDSON DAY SCHOOL
An Independent Day School educating students 2 years old through 12th grade
CREATIVITY  ~ COLLABORATION  ~ CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT