Academics

Academic Support Center

Academic Support Center Program

Our Academic Support Center (ASC) serves as a support system for our students with learning disabilities, as well as 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 ASC program, and we share a common goal of facilitating the smoothest transition possible as each child grows and develops within our school.

List of 4 items.

  • Testing Accommodations

    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)
  • Classroom Learning Accommodations

    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
  • 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 have the ability to communicate with teachers regarding each student’s needs on a daily basis.

    Tutoring sessions must take place outside of the school day on the Downtown Campus and either during AAA or outside of the school day on the Sugar Mill Pond Campus. There is an additional cost for private tutors.
  • Accommodations Not Received

    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

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. Tiers of our Academic Support Center program are provided for a fee.

Contact Us

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Nicole Lobello

    Mrs. Nicole Lobello 

    Director of Academic Support Center (ASC)
  • Photo of Trisha West

    Mrs. Trisha West 

    Preschool and Lower School Reading Development ASC Facilitator
  • Photo of Virginia Brown

    Mrs. Virginia Brown 

    Lower & Middle School Literacy Intervention ASC Facilitator
  • Photo of Jenna Crochet

    Jenna Crochet 

    Lower & Middle School Academic Support ASC Facilitator
  • Photo of April Doga

    Mrs. April Doga 

    Lower & Middle School Testing Center ASC Facilitator
  • Photo of Mallory McIntyre

    Mallory McIntyre 

    Lower School Librarian, Lower & Middle School Testing Center ASC Facilitator
  • Photo of Stacey Patin

    Mrs. Stacey Patin 

    Upper School Academic Support & Testing Center ASC Facilitator
  • Photo of Hannah Robideaux

    Hannah Robideaux 

    Upper School Academic Support & Testing Center ASC Facilitator

Main Office

P. 337-233-9748
F. 337-269-9768

Admissions

P. 337-233-9748 x 501
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When it comes to our children, one of the most important gifts we can provide for them is opportunity. It not only prepares them for their future but also gives them the independence to discover and define who they are: who they want to be. Our faculty and staff focus on developing the whole child, with a curriculum designed to teach lifelong learning skills.