LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAM 5TH -8TH GRADE
Since the 2016-2017 school year, St. Andrew School has proudly developed a Learning Support program for students in grades five through eight. Currently, this program is under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator, Mrs. Rachel Hoffman. The Learning Support program is designed for students who have diagnosed modified and accommodated learning needs. An academic plan is put in place for each student based upon his/her learning needs.
The Learning Support teacher supports the individual needs of the students by supporting the curriculum that is taught in ELA and math, with the exception of Honors Math. By doing so, the Learning Support teacher communicates and supports the classroom teachers in grades five to eight by assisting them in understanding their students’ modifications and accommodations. Communication is regularly accomplished after meetings with students’ parents and the Learning Support team to discuss and update their child’s modification and accommodation plans.
The students who are invited into the program work in the Learning Support classroom in small group sessions that take place during their class’ designated Spanish class, and possibly their Technology class, during the week. Also, students may also receive push-in services when the Learning Support teacher teams up with the math teachers, with the exception of Honors Math, to support their instructional material. Another aspect of the Learning Support program is that the students can take their assessments in a quiet, calm classroom setting with assistance from the Learning Support Teacher, if needed. Consequently, the students’ academic needs at St. Andrew School are met with high standards by the Learning Support teacher and the tremendous team that work together on a daily basis.