The Catholic school recognizes the beauty and potential inherent within each student. In an effort to foster continued growth, the school embraces the challenge to provide assistance and programs to serve students with special needs according to the resources available within/to the school. Parents are considered an integral part of the process. In order to accommodate a student who has been evaluated for special learning needs, parents are obligated to share educational/psychological testing results and any resulting plan with the school. A student may be admitted on a probationary basis with dates and criteria of evaluation clearly established in writing.
If a student has a documented disability, a copy of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Individualized Services Plan (ISP), 504 plan, and/or Student Assistance Plan (SAP) should be maintained in the student’s confidential file. Students who have a documented disability but do not qualify for services through the local public school may be eligible for accommodations through a Student Assistance plan written at the Catholic school. The refusal to provide such information is grounds for terminating enrollment in the school. Students with disabilities are expected to follow the school’s policies and honor code.
A student with a documented learning disability (Catholic IEP) and/or a student with documented special needs (504/SAP) is pulled out of the general education classroom to receive learning resource instruction. Students are typically pulled out of Encore classes – library, music, art and computers. Students are never pulled of P.E. Typically, a student will receive support two times a week for 45 minutes. Certain students are exempt from world language and may receive additional learning resource instruction. Students may take tests in the learning resource room if that is an accommodation included in their documented plan. Every effort is made to assist students in working to their full potential within the general education classroom.