ASCENSION EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

Student Services Program


Our Student Services program serves as a support system for our students with learning disabilities and other related disorders, 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.

As part of a student’s diagnosis and recommendations, students may receive the following accommodations for tests:
  • Extended time – Timing based on psychological/educational evaluation recommendation
  • Oral testing 
  • Assistive literacy technology 
  • 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)  

As part of a student’s diagnosis and recommendations, the following is a full list of approved classroom accommodations:
  • Extended time – Timing based on psychological/educational evaluation recommendation 
  • Assistive literacy technology 
  • 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 the assignment of a note-buddy 
  • 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 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. 

Specific classroom accommodations notated on individual learning plans 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 Student Service Program. Some tiers of Student Services program are provided for a fee. For more information on Student Services, please contact your child’s Campus Director.



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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