Educational programs at WPS center on facilitating the independence of students with learning difficulties through assessment-driven individualized education.
The key to the success of WPS’s educational programs is the implementation of the Continuous Feedback System by all community members, which ensures that educational programs are developed around the needs of the students and are flexible and fluid.
Winston Online faculty hail from all over the country and hold many certifications and educational backgrounds. This includes reading specialists, special education instructors, learning specialists, speech and language pathologists, elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Our faculty carry out ongoing, in-depth assessments to cultivate a deep understanding of students, helping them to advance at a meaningful pace and giving them the tools to continue independently learning and growing. In addition, they provide intense skill remediation while fostering independence, resilience, responsibility, and self-awareness. An important part of our faculty’s job is to incorporate Winston Prep’s Continuous Feedback System (CFS) to gain a deeper understanding of our students, facilitating independence through continual assessment, remediation, and analysis of a student’s response to their individualized program. A key part of CFS is our teachers' focus on each student's ability to reflect, understand, and internalize the skills practiced each day. Along with their experiences, education, and certifications, Winston Online faculty engage in continued professional development throughout the school year. Many of our teachers have participated in the Winston 101 program facilitated by the Winston Innovation Lab, and many have participated in the Winston Teacher Excellence and Leadership Development Program.

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  • Our Individualized Focus Program at Winston Prep

    Our Focus program is at the heart of our highly dynamic model of research-based teaching methods. This animated video explains how Winston Prep's individualized Focus programming works at each of our campuses. Click here to view the full transcript.
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Goals and methods employed with students with the following primary learning difficulties:

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  • Nonverbal Learning Disability

    Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD) is a specific learning disability rooted in weaknesses in visual-spatial processing leading to pervasive and overlapping academic and social challenges.

    NVLD is often characterized by challenges in reasoning and comprehension, socialization and communication, mathematics and executive functions.
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  • Language Processing

    Students with a core deficit in language processing are challenged with the concrete pieces of language and typically demonstrate strengths in comprehension and reasoning. Dyslexia, falling under the Language Processing umbrella, is a specific learning disability, neurological in origin characterized by persistent deficits in working memory, phonological processing, and rapid automatic naming. Students with dyslexia will often not only struggle with reading and spelling but also written expression, calculation, and following directions. Reading comprehension can also be impacted due to weak decoding skills. 
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  • Executive Functioning

    Students with an executive function disorder struggle with the supervisory and self-regulatory mental processes involved in planning, organizing and responding in a flexible, strategic and appropriate way. Researchers highlight a variety of processes associated with executive functions, including (but not limited to), goal selection, planning, regulation of goal directed behavior, delay of gratification, mental and behavioral flexibility, metacognition, adjusting to changing rules, utilization of attention and decision making. 
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Winston Preparatory School is a leading school for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties (ADHD), and non-verbal learning disorders (NVLD).

WPS does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. The Winston Preparatory School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment, and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.