The typical Key School student in both the Regular School and Summer Program is an individual who is not reaching his or her academic potential. Many Key School students have been diagnosed with learning differences and special needs. Despite these diagnoses, many are also above grade level in some areas. Key School's flexible scheduling accommodates the strengths and weaknesses of all its students.
Academic deficits, speech and auditory deficits, and ADD/ADHD are the three most common diagnoses. The Key School policy of individualizing schedules is enhanced by having two speech pathologists on staff and adhering to an average 4:1 class ratio.
As a rule, Key School students require special scheduling due to problems with one or more of the following:
- Processing and production of oral language
- Academic performance
- ADD/ADHD / Cognitive dysfunction
- Organization / Study Skills