Trackside offers S4 workshops for eighth grade, high school students

By parent and student request, Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road, will host the evidence-based Successful Study Skills 4 Students (S4) workshops for local students in eighth grade and high school.

Two 1-4 p.m. workshops will be offered — Study Skills 100, and Study Skills 200 — both of which foster academic achievement by teaching students key study strategies that help them achieve better academic success.

When Trackside hosted the S4 workshop in the fall for middle schoolers, the workshop was full.

“We have received many requests from the community for the S4 program for high school students, and are pleased to offer it at Trackside, timed to kick-off the new term in January after mid-terms,” said Brett Beatty, Trackside’s program director.

“Study skills are critical and a necessary foundation for academic success.”

The workshops include all in-class materials, original S4 Teach Sheets for each skill taught and post-parent emails after each session. Each two-session six-hour workshop costs $295, with a 10% discount for a second workshop or sibling, which will be manually credited after registration.

Basic Study Skills 100 will take place Sundays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, and Advanced Study Skills 200 will take place Sundays, Feb. 22 and March 1.

Click here to register.

Parent Workshop

Trackside will also be hosting a free workshop for parents, called “How To Support Your Students’ Study Practice & Keep Your Sanity,” which will be open to the public and held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the parent workshop.

About S4

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.

S4 workshops are taught by experienced teachers and each class is limited to 15 students.

S4 President Michelle Sagalyn said S4 is “excited to be back at the Trackside Teen Center with two robust programs for 8th grade and 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,” she said.

“Implementing even a single new skill has been shown to boost students’ motivation and academic performance.”

For more information on the S4 program, call 203-418-2003 or email