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Academic Supports

Southwest Christian School's Learning Lab is designed to encourage and support students needing additional assistance in the classroom to be successful and meet grade level expectations.

We are pleased to put accommodations in place for students who have a diagnosed learning difference and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. 

Academic Support Programs aid students by:

  • Creating a positive, accepting atmosphere that minimizes frustration

  • Monitoring weekly grade reports in each academic subject, discussing strategies for improvement with student, and contacting parents/teachers on a regular basis

  • Providing a liaison among the students, teachers, parents, and administration on behalf of the student

  • Explaining directions to complete tests or assignments

  • Equipping students with appropriate strategies and skills to become self-directed and responsible

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Learning Lab Program Information

The Learning Lab on the Chisholm Trail Campus 

The Chisholm Trail Campus Learning Lab program encourages and supports students needing additional assistance order to be successful and meet grade level expectations. This program does not offer a modified curriculum.

The goal of this program is to provide content support and practice skills which will transfer to improved classroom performance, thus assisting students in becoming more self-confident as independent learners. Learning specialists use multi-sensory and creative methods to reinforce mastery of concepts taught.

Structure

At the elementary level, the Learning Lab is scheduled as a part of the regular school day. Level II students may utilize the Learning Lab periodically throughout the day for the administration of quizzes and tests.

Level One:

Designed for students who struggle with time management, have weak foundational skills in a particular subject, or have had previous difficulty or limited success in the classroom. Students will:

  • Meet with the specialist 2 times per week 
  • Provide help with study and organizational skills
  • Be provided with consistent grade monitoring

Level Two:

Designed for students with either a medical diagnosis or an educational diagnostic evaluation that reveals a learning difference. Students will:

  • Meet with specialist 2-3 times per week, plus occasional drop-in meetings
  • All the above services for Level One
  • Test in the Learning Lab with support of the learning specialist
  • Be given an opportunity for reteaching and retesting when additional support is needed
  • Utilize support according to diagnostic accommodations (extended time on tests, etc.)
  • Be provided a liaison among teachers, parents, and administration

Enrollment

To enroll in the Learning Lab at the Chisholm Trail Campus (Level I or Level II):

  1. Submit a Learning Lab application
  2. The administration will review the student's academic support needs.
    1. Additional requirements for Level II
      1. A complete current battery of diagnostic evaluations from a qualified diagnostician is required
  3. After reviewing the application and supporting documents, a conference will be scheduled to discuss the student's placement. It is recommended for continuing enrollment to update a diagnostic report every three years.

Acceptance Process

Learning Lab enrollment is limited so that the necessary, appropriate attention and guidance can be devoted to each individual student. Upon acceptance, a mandatory yearly fee is required and is payable in the Finance Office. Admission to or withdrawal from the program is permitted throughout the year, after administrative review. A student’s enrollment is automatically renewed each school year, if testing is current (within 3 years), unless the parent requests removal. If, for any reason, a student withdraws from the Learning Lab, but later requests re-admittance, the original enrollment process must be completed.

2024-2025 Costs
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The Learning Lab on the Lakeside Campus

The Lakeside Campus’ Learning Lab program encourages and supports learners both academically and spiritually by giving them the tools they need to build confidence and be successful in their content classes. This program does not offer a modified curriculum.

The Learning Lab helps students academically while giving them the tools they need to build confidence and succeed in their classes. Additionally, the program helps students understand how they learn best and teaches them the skills needed to problem solve, plan, and organize in school and in life.

Structure

The Learning Lab on the Lakeside Campus is designed to encourage and support students diagnosed with a learning difference and/or Attention Deficit Disorder.

Students receive an elective credit in Reading for their Learning Lab class. Specific schedule adjustments will be made under recommendation of the Guidance Department.

Students will:

  • Attend Learning Lab class three times a week

  • Receive guided instruction in study and organizational skills

  • Complete study skills lessons and application assignments

  • Be provided with individual and small group curriculum support

  • Have an opportunity to work on homework assignments during Learning Lab class

  • Take tests or quizzes in the Testing Center

Enrollment

To enroll in the Learning Lab at the Lakeside Campus:

  1. Submit a Learning Lab application
  2. The student must have a specific diagnosis of a learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Disorder as identified by either - 
    1. A complete battery of diagnostic evaluations from a qualified diagnostician that indicates a learning disability and/or ADD or
    2. A physician's diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder
  3. After reviewing the application and supporting documents, a conference will be scheduled to meet the new applicant and discuss student placement. To continue enrollment, diagnostic testing can't be older than 4th grade to be enrolled and it is recommended to update testing every 3 years or at least by the end of 10th grade in order to pursue accomodations for standardized testing (College Board/AP/ACT tests). 

Acceptance Process

Learning Lab enrollment is limited so that the necessary, appropriate attention and guidance can be devoted to each individual student. Upon acceptance, a mandatory yearly fee is required and is payable in the Finance Office. Admission to or withdrawal from the program is permitted throughout the year. A student’s enrollment is automatically renewed each school year, if testing is current, unless the parent requests removal. If, for any reason, a student withdraws from the Learning Lab, but later requests re-admittance, the original enrollment process must be completed.

2024-2025 Costs

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