St. Thomas is utilizing the most well-researched study skills curriculum available, the SMARTS Executive Function Program,developed by Dr. Lynn Meltzer of the Research Institute for Learning and Development and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. SMARTS ... Strategies, Motivation, Awareness, Resilience, Talents, Success. This amazing resource is designed for all ability levels and identifies Executive Functioning strengths and challenges along with individual strategies for learning, as well as the why, where, when and how to use them. Six major units of instruction are emphasized...including goal setting, flexible problem solving, organizing time and materials, accessing working memory, and self-monitoring. NOW is the time to seize the skills and strategies that will remove unnecessary stress from school work in high school and beyond. Discover and develop tools for time management, efficient note-taking, textbook reading and tips for enhancing memory….along with streamlining your study habits to better complete assignments and improving your aptitude for recalling facts during exams. Give yourself an edge!