Jonathan Law High School to host study skills programs for high school students

MILFORD >> Jonathan Law High School is proud to host the evidence-based Successful Study Skills 4 Students program. The workshops foster academic achievement by teaching students key study strategies that help them learn and achieve better academic success.

“We are pleased to have the S4 program at Jonathan Law High School,” said Fran Thompson, Principal at Jonathan Law High School. “Learning study skills lays a solid foundation for students to achieve their goals in school and beyond,” he added, “while it boosts their confidence in their approach to their studies.”

Three workshops are being offered:

• Study Skills 100: S4’s foundational study skills workshop teaches students how to use and apply evidence-based strategies, systems and study skills, for time management, organization, and effective and efficient studying.

• Study Skills 200: The S4 200 program covers assessing and understanding one’s learning style, methods to stay focused and eliminate distractions, motivation techniques, critical-thinking strategies, and scientific-based methodologies to increase information retention while decreasing stress.

• 12 Ways to Start a Sentence: In this highly participatory workshop, students will learn the essentials of writing to capture reader interest and attention.

The S4 program is founded on educational research and evidence-based studies. Its highly interactive approach is designed to clearly demonstrate how to apply students’ own curriculum and course material to the taught methodologies and systems. The workshops are taught by experience teachers. Each class is limited to 20 students.

Michelle Sagalyn, president of S4 said, “We are excited to be in Milford with three robust programs for high school students. Whether students are looking to acquire basic skills in organization, time management, and executive functioning strategies, or simply looking to improve their overall academic experience, these tools - when used - will help them succeed. Implementing even a single new skill has been shown to boost students’ motivation and academic performance.”

The workshop schedule is as follows:

• Study Skills 100: Thursdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12, 3 to 5 p.m.

• Study Skills 200: Thursdays, Feb. 19, 26, and March 5, 3 to 5 p.m.

• 12 Ways to Start a Sentence: Mondays, March 9, 16, and 23, 3 to 5 p.m.

Each 3-session 6-hour workshop is $275. 10 percent discount for second workshop or sibling, manually credited after registration. Interested parents may register here:

The workshops include all in-class materials, original S4 Teach Sheets for each skill taught, and post-parent emails after each session. Class size limited to 20.

More information may be obtained by calling S4 at 203-418-2003 or by emailing