That’s where the Johnson Academic Center (JAC) comes in.
 
Helping students achieve their individual potential remains the primary objective of the JAC. This goal is met by providing educational support services during the school day to help students succeed academically.
 
By serving students in Lower, Middle, and Upper School, the JAC offers the opportunity for students to have continuity in their services or to receive support, should the need arise, at any point during their educational journey at FCDS.
 
Our quality programs offer remediation of essential skills as well as programs that enrich the academic lives of our students.
 
Parents and students alike appreciate the extra help and support, our experienced and caring teachers, and the individual attention designed to meet the needs of each student and provide skills and strategies to help students through school and beyond. 
 

JAC Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Programs

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  • Academic Coaching

    Academic Coaching is designed for students at Forsyth Country Day School who benefit from individual meetings to develop time management and organizational skills in order to be able to complete projects and homework and plan for assignments more independently.
  • Language Development

    The Language Development program provides an individualized, multidisciplinary, diagnostic-prescriptive program designed to meet the specific needs of each student with a diagnosed learning disability and/or attention deficit disorder.

    Through a visual, auditory and kinesthetic approach to language, the student's strongest channels of learning are stimulated. The Language Development program centers on the remediation of language skill deficits in order to help the student progress in the classroom.

    The focus of the Language Development sessions is on the remediation of the student's particular weaknesses not on the completion of daily homework assignments. 

    Classroom accommodations that do not fundamentally alter the school's mission will be implemented for each student. Accommodations are also made for a student who is not part of the Language Development program but requires assistance. To assist in future program planning for each student, formal assessments are completed at the end of each school year.

    Language Development Specialists

    Lower SchoolMiddle SchoolUpper School
    Karla HigginsAshley ClarkTara Craver
    Ann Parke MullerJanet LawsonMartha Farabee
    Rebecca MadduxRebecca McKee
    Darcie TeVault
  • Speech & Hearing

    Speech-language pathologists play an important role in the prevention of literacy problems; their goal is to promote opportunities for success in spoken and written language for children with and without communication disorders.

    Screenings: Here at Forsyth Country Day School, a licensed speech-language pathologist assesses the speech and language skills of all new Lower School students through an in-house screening. The screening process includes a hearing screening and articulation, voice, fluency, and language screenings. Subsequent referrals to an audiologist for a complete evaluation will be made when appropriate. Further speech/language evaluation and therapy are available through FCDS staff when warranted by the screening process.

    Continuing students only receive a speech and language screening when a request is made by a concerned teacher or parent. Results and recommendations are provided to parents or guardians in writing following the screening.

    Areas Assessed and Treated

    • ARTICULATION - This includes the student's ability to make specific sounds in isolation, in words, in sentences, and in conversation. Is the student's speech easily understood by others?
    • LANGUAGE - Receptive - This refers to the student's ability to follow directions, answer questions, and understand what is said to him/her; reading comprehension also falls into this category, as does auditory processing/auditory memory.
    • LANGUAGE - Expressive - This refers to the student's ability to express himself/herself verbally in grammatically complete sentences. Writing is also included in this category.
    • VOICE - This refers to the quality of the student's voice. Is the student's voice hoarse, harsh, or inappropriate in terms of pitch or loudness? Are there signs of vocal abuse/misuse?
    • FLUENCY - This refers to the student's speaking rate and to his/her ability to speak without halting or stuttering.
  • Subject Tutoring

    The Johnson Academic provides individual subject tutoring to FCDS students and students in the community in grades 2-12 in order to enhance instruction in a specific subject. The program is designed to help students remain on top of curriculum materials and projects so they succeed in areas that may be particularly difficult without this additional support.
  • Summer Learning

    Each summer, the Johnson Academic Center at Forsyth Country Day School features one of the most exciting academic development summer programs in the Winston-Salem area. This summer plan is designed to teach, develop, and enhance each participant's learning style.

Fees

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  • Language Development

    Middle/Upper School
    Language Development Program 5X$15,700
    Language Development Program 4X$14,200
    Language Development Program 3X$11,640
    Language Development Program 2X$8,200
    Language Development Program 1X$4,600

    Lower School
    Language Development Program 5X$12,300
    Language Development Program 4X$11,100
    Language Development Program 3X$9,100
    Language Development Program 2X$6,400
    Language Development Program 1X$3,600
  • Hourly Tutoring (cost per hour)

    LD Tutoring$92
    Hourly Subject Tutoring$67
    Speech and Hearing$121
  • Academic Coaching

    Middle/Upper School
    Academic Coaching Program 5X$10,600
    Academic Coaching Program 4X$8,700
    Academic Coaching Program 3X$6,500
    Academic Coaching Program 2X$4,500
    Academic Coaching Program 1X$2,400

    Lower School
    Academic Coaching Program 5X$8,300
    Academic Coaching Program 4X$6,800
    Academic Coaching Program 3X$5,100
    Academic Coaching Program 2X$3,500
    Academic Coaching Program 1X$1,900
     
  • Individual Course

    $10,300

Meet Our Team

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  • Ashley Clark

    Director
    336-945-3151 ext. 431
  • Pam Stanley

    Administrative Assistant
    336-945-3151 ext. 462
    Email