Educational Initiatives

Moving Education Forward

At HJTEP, our goal is to offer resources to inspire student agency, support the development of executive functioning skills and offer an environment where academics and sports are an achievable reality for all children. We are here to help you move the coping needle a little farther every day – ultimately, helping to individualize success for every child that walks through our door. 

Establish an Academic Baseline and receive targeted Intervention through personalized Learning

Students will begin the 2021–22 school year with larger gaps in learning and a greater variety of learning needs than most families have had to navigate in the past. The need to focus on growth while balancing on-grade level proficiency is of high importance. HJTEP offers an opportunity to know where your child stands academically and offers  a targeted learning plan to succeed.

Using an adaptive diagnostic assessment, Exact Path works to understand each student’s specific competencies and skill gaps regardless of grade level and meets students where they are by automatically creating an individualized learning playlist for each child. These assessments will evaluate each student’s starting point, strengths, and weaknesses to identify the essential building blocks to achieve their goals.

Tutoring services, in real time!

Young student working with tutor at desk

Private tutoring through HJTEP  offers a flexible and personalized alternative to group  classes. Give your child the opportunity to learn one-on-one, at your preferred time, and according to your  child’s individual needs. Our experienced educators will  design a custom-made learning plan addressing your  child’s specific learning style and objectives.  

Inspiring Student Agency

Encouraging student agency involves not only instruction and evaluation but also co-construction. HJTEP recognizes the impact of co-agency. Our academic resource center offers an interactive, mutually supportive relationship with parents, teachers and the community - that help students progress towards their shared goals. In order to exercise agency to the full potential, students need to develop a high level of responsibility and ownership, we inspire this cultivation by building executive functioning.

Executive Function

is the ability to identify goals, implement action towards achieving ones goals while managing them independently…. and if one can’t, it’s the ability to ask for help without an outside cue. Assisting our students in using their executive functioning skills to set them on a course to achieve their purpose, will create a personal drive to learn, and thus lead them to take agency over their learning. These concepts are developed with-in our Homework Help and Focus Session programs.

Homework Help

Trying to juggle working from home, child-care, homeschooling, and also additional homework from school?  

The Resource Center wants to help you and our K-8 graders during this quarantine time! With schools not returning to normal this academic year, we provide a space for students to work on homework with guidance. Your child will receive help with  homework as needed, and gain valuable  interaction with other students in a safe and  supervised environment. Our students have a lot to manage and the goal is to get them into bed, on time, by teaching them how to manage their time properly. Students will be taught to self advocate and how to seek pinpointed guidance when faced with challenges.

The Power of Social Accountability in Action

We are here to encourage, inspire, and depend on  one another to accomplish amazing things. We  welcome all 9th - 12th grade students to join us in  building this supportive community. Virtual coworking provides accountability exactly  when and how you need it to get things done, “in person” on-line with another human being.  Working “side-by-side”, remotely - over video, in a  structured 60 minute session.

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning allows students to believe in and activate their own potential; build relationships; persist through obstacles; and exercise their academic, social, and professional knowledge and skills. Lead my our resident social worker and mental health counselor students have access to support through group workshops and 1-1 counseling.

Planning for the future

College and Career Counseling

SAT / ACT Prep

Winward Academy is an award-winning learning  platform developed by Dr. Jennifer Winward, a  renowned 20-year veteran of tutoring and a highly regarded instructor at University of California, San  Diego. For her academic excellence, passion for  teaching, adolescent brain research, and  commitment to education equity.  

“ACT and SAT preparation shouldn’t be focused on  beating one 4-hour test; it should be focused on  equipping students with skills and content  knowledge that develop a passion for life-long  learning, build confidence and contribute to  continued professional, and personal success”

Dr. Jennifer Winward