Mount St. Mary Academy
Learning Services Program

NOTE:

 

**Mount St. Mary Academy does not offer a special education program; however, students  with documented diagnosed learning differences with a DSM IV or V classification may be assisted by the Learning Services Program or Learning Strategies Class.  The purpose of these two programs is to assist students in achieving success with a college preparatory curriculum.  The Guidance Department, the Assistant Principal, and the Learning Services Coordinator  determines participation in the programs based on current diagnostic testing including professional recommendations for classroom accommodations.

 

Mount St. Mary Academy will assist students who participate in the Learning Services Program with requests for ACT Assessment Special Testing.  Special testing can only be requested by students with a documented diagnosed learning difference which includes the DSM IV or V classification and current testing (not older than 3 years).  Special testing is at the discretion of ACT not Mount St. Mary Academy.  For more information about ACT criteria for special testing, please visit the ACT website at http://www.act.org/aap.

 

Mount St. Mary Academy does not offer a modified grading system for students with learning differences; however, recommended accommodations from neuropsychological or psycho educational evaluations for students in the Guided Study Program are considered.  The Counseling Department and the Assistant Principal determine which accommodations are feasible.

 

LEARNING STRATEGIES 9 CREDITS: 1

OPEN TO:   GRADE 9

FEE:  $205*

PREREQUISITE:  TEST SCORES AND ACADEMIC RECORDS

 

Learning Strategies class is a year-long course for incoming freshmen whose test scores and academic performance indicate that they are performing below grade level in their basic English, reading, and mathematics skills. Skill development provides students with basic information and skills needed in the areas of self and time management, improvement of study skills, listening skills, participating and taking notes in class, preparation for test taking, exploring test anxiety, and exploring the library/media center. In addition students with a diagnosis of Dyslexia will receive Orton-Gillingham tutoring. All students will participate in the ALEKS Math intervention program during the year.

 

LEARNING STRATEGIES 10 CREDITS: 1

OPEN TO:   GRADE 10

FEE:  $155*

PREREQUISITE:  DIAGNOSED LEARNING DISABILITY

Learning Strategies class if offered to students with a diagnosed learning difference that would benefit from a teacher’s assistance and additional academic resources during the day. Students will receive one-on-one tutoring as well as participate in math and reading interventions. Students with a diagnosis of Dyslexia will receive Orton-Gillingham tutoring. This course replaces an elective in graduation requirements. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in ALEKS math to strengthen their math skills.

 

LEARNING STRATEGIES 11-12 CREDITS: 1

OPEN TO:  GRADES 11, AND 12

FEE:  $55*

PREREQUISITE:  DIAGNOSED LEARNING DIFFERENCE

 

Learning Strategies class if offered to students with a diagnosed learning difference that would benefit from a teacher’s assistance and additional academic resources during the day. Students will receive one-on-one tutoring as well as participate in math and reading interventions. Students with a diagnosis of Dyslexia will receive Orton-Gillingham tutoring if needed. This course replaces an elective in graduation requirements.Students will also have the opportunity to participate in ALEKS math to strengthen their math skills.
*Additional fees are applied to tuition rates for Learning Strategies classes.  These fees cover the costs of books and program subscriptions.