BASIS Independent McLean Deans are the gatekeepers for ensuring student success. Assigned to a specific grade level or group of grade levels, they are constantly monitoring student performance for those who need support or are making exceptional strides.
While they are available for students socially or academically, Deans play a very specific role in developing and orchestrating a plan for students who need additional support above what is offered in the classroom.
The first step they take is to meet with the student and assess, then they employ a plethora of strategies such as extra teacher hours, a homework buddy, executive functioning and organizational support.
Most importantly, whether a student is on a Student Support plan or not, we celebrate success as students inevitably make strides towards achieving their individual goals as scholars.