Learning Excellence is a unique program that provides a support system to assist students in achieving extraordinary academic success at High Point University. The program is open to any High Point University student and offers extensive support to students with learning differences as well as those who want to organize and improve their academic abilities.
Through a diverse, fee-based system of comprehensive, individualized support, Learning Excellence develops a learning action plan specific to each student so they receive the personalized attention and encouragement needed.
The success of students participating in Learning Excellence is dependent upon their personal involvement, cooperation and dedication to academic progress and success as well as the support of their parents. Students are required to sign an agreement indicating their commitment to the program.
Learning Excellence is a semester-long program. Students wishing to join the program should submit an application prior to the start of each semester.
SUMMER PROGRAM: An abbreviated version of Learning Excellence is provided during the summer. While there will be no professional tutoring during the summer, peer tutors will be available in select courses. Study hall hours will not be required. The emphasis will be placed on a twice weekly meeting with a Learning Excellence Specialist to focus on academic progress, study skills, organization, and time management. A weekly report will be provided to parents. LE-Summer is available to students in Summer Sessions I and II and Summer Experience.
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Joining the Program
The program is open to any High Point University student with a desire to cultivate their academic abilities. Incoming freshman should be enrolled in the university before submitting an application to the Learning Excellence Program. Current students may apply at any time for the following semester. The program has a limit on how many students it can serve each semester.
Incoming freshmen enrolling in Learning Excellence are strongly recommended to attend Summer Experience and take ADV 1101 Foundations for Academic Success. Incoming freshmen who have not taken ADV 1101 will be required to do so upon admittance into the Learning Excellence Program.
Enrollment in the Learning Excellence Program is limited with selection based upon an application process. Program participation is on a semester basis. Because of the nature of the program services and support, Learning Excellence does not admit students for the current semester. Any student wishing to join the program must submit an application prior to the start of the following semester.
Incoming freshmen must be admitted to the university prior to enrolling in the Learning Excellence Program.
Every application will be reviewed and evaluated and notification of accepted enrollment will be given. Learning Excellence is designed to support students who are committed to improving their academic skills while learning how to use High Point University services and support programs.
Once accepted into Learning Excellence a family interview is required to review expectations and goals. For incoming freshmen this will occur during Move-In Weekend.
Please email or fax your materials to:
Mary Guthrie, Administrative Assistant
Laura Valle, Program Director, 405 Smith Library, 336-841-9328;
Cara Arena, Learning Excellence Specialist, 404 Smith Library, 336-841-9360;
Jen Grider, Learning Excellence Specialist, 442 Smith Library, 336-841-9446;
Natalie O’Connor, Learning Excellence Specialist, 408 Smith Library, 336-841-9497;
Kim Pope, Learning Excellence Specialist, 448 Smith Library, 336-841-9593;
Heather Slocum, Learning Excellence Specialist, 411 Smith Library, 336-841-9473;
Tonilena Soranno, Learning Excellence Specialist, 406 Smith Library, 336-841-9037;
Mark Strejc, Learning Excellence Specialist, 413 Smith Library, 336-841-9123;
Leanne Wieland, Learning Excellence Specialist, 446 Smith Library, 336-841-9436;