The Academic Support program of ESA provides a helping hand to students who are in need of assistance based on a documented learning difference or who struggle in areas that adversely affect academic success. Services are contractual and vary based on the individual needs of the student.
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In Middle School, students are seen either two or three days a week. In Upper School, they are seen daily during their study hall period. In both divisions students meet in same-grade pairs.
The objective of the program is to assist students in developing appropriate abilities to guide them through the demands of a college preparatory curriculum. Such skills include general study skills and organization; reading, writing and vocabulary development; and self-advocacy. Inclusion in Academic Support is based on diagnostic test results and/or consultation with parents and teachers.
The Academic Support instructor aids both faculty and administrators in identifying students with special learning needs. She may serve as a resource person for those teachers who request assistance in designing specific study skill programs or with alternate methods of presenting concepts within the context of their classes. The Academic Support instructor also serves as a resource between students, faculty, and outside learning specialists, implementing recommended accommodations resulting from formal test results, and participating in necessary referrals for testing should a learning difference be suspected.
If you have any questions about ESA's Academic Support program, please email Jill Broussard, Director of Academic Support.