ASCENSION EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER PROGRAM

Our Academic Support Center serves as a support system for our students with learning disabilities, as well helping to identify and monitor evolving needs. On all three campuses, we work with families, teachers, and students to determine the most appropriate learning plan based on each child's accommodations and recommendations. Each campus offers its own age appropriate levels within our Student Services program, and we share a common goal of facilitating the smoothest transition possible as each child grows and develops within our school.

The following testing accommodations may be offered to a student, based on diagnosis and recommendations:
  • Extended time
  • Oral testing
  • Assistive literacy technology (speech-to-text, text-to-speech, etc.)
  • Reformatted tests when appropriate for needed white space and visual clarity
  • Distraction reduced environment for testing
  • Special accommodations made for dyslexic students in spelling
  • Tests given in chunks or parts (one page at a time)
The following are examples of classroom learning accommodations that may be offered, based on diagnosis and recommendations:
  • Assistive literacy technology (speech-to-text, text-to-speech, etc.)
  • Reformatted assessments when appropriate for needed white space and visual clarity
  • Special accommodations made for dyslexic students in spelling
  • Preferential seating
  • Provision of class notes or partnering with a peer for note-sharing
  • Provision of written instructions
  • Permission to audio record class lessons at Sugar Mill Pond campus
Accommodations that students will not receive either in the classroom or via support services:
  • Opportunity to retake a test with test grades averaged together for one grade
  • Opportunity to rework problems that have already been identified as incorrect
  • Modifications to curriculum, with the exception of foreign language in the middle school and the third year foreign language requirement at the upper school for students with a reading disorder diagnosis.
Approved accommodations specific to each student are notated in individual learning plans that are provided to classroom teachers, division heads, and parents. Learning plans are updated yearly and shared with all parties in a timely manner at the beginning of the year or when a student is placed in the Academic Support Center program. Some tiers of our Academic Support Center program are provided for a fee.


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For more information, please contact
Nicole Lobello, Director of Academic Support Center



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Private Tutors
In-house private tutors provide additional help with academic or organizational skills. A contract is developed between a parent and the tutor based on the specific needs of each child. Tutors provide one-to-one instruction as well as homework relief for parents. They communicate with the teachers regarding each student’s needs on a daily basis. Students have the option to meet with tutors during physical education, enrichment, or after school. There is an additional cost for private tutors.




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