Trackside offers S4 student workshops, parent seminar

Beginning next month, Successful Study Skills 4 Students (S4) workshops will be offered at Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road, to teach middle and high school students how to study.

The workshop curriculum is built on evidence-based study skills specifically designed for middle and high school students that foster academic achievement by teaching students key study strategies to help them learn and achieve better academic success.

“Parents, students and teachers agree the S4 Study Skills Workshops are a great way to learn how to study off campus,” said Trackside Executive Director Mark Ketley.

“It is clear that study skills offer the pathway to academic success in school, and we are pleased to host the S4 program here in Wilton so that all students may benefit.”

Middle school workshops will be held Mondays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8, from 3 to 5; and two different workshops will be held for high school students on Sundays, from 1:30 to 4:30:

  • Essential Study Skills: Jan. 24, 31 and March 6, 13.

  • High School & Beyond: Feb 21, 28.

S4 workshops are limited to 15 students and all six-hour workshops are $345, which includes all in-class materials and materials for at-home support.

To register, visit:

Parent seminar

Trackside will host a free S4 seminar for parents on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m., to learn how they can support their child’s love of learning through lifelong strategic study skills.

“We are excited to make this free presentation available to area parents,” said Ketley. “It is clear that when parents support their students, everyone benefits.”

Topics covered during the seminar will include:

  • Key study principles.

  • Goal setting.

  • Time management.

  • Note-taking.

  • Active reading.

  • Active listening.

  • Question generation.

  • Using graphic organizers.

  • Summarization.

  • Test preparation strategies.

The seminar is free, but registration is requested. To register, visit: and scroll down to Parent Workshop.

For more information, call 203-418-2003 or email