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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 Learning Lab is designed to encourage and support students in Grades 3-6 needing additional assistance in the classroom to be successful and meet grade level expectations. A Learning Specialist facilitates this program and works closely with enrolled students, classroom teachers, parents, and administrators to ensure educational needs are being met. There is an additional fee required for these services above tuition. At the elementary level, a separate curriculum is not offered. The program offers support at two levels.

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.

  • Meet with the specialist 2 times per week - scheduled
  • Provide help with study and organizational skills
  • Monitor grades; progress
  • Ongoing communication with students, teachers and parents

Level Two:

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

  • Meet with specialist 2-3 times per week plus occasional drop-in support on an “as needed" basis
  • All the above services for Level One
  • Test in the Learning Lab with support of the learning specialist
  • Available for reteach and retest on classroom assignments
  • Accommodations provided to all classroom teachers per diagnostic recommendations that the campus staff can support
  • The Learning Lab Specialist becomes the advocate to the student and is the liaison among teachers, parents, and administration on behalf of the student

Enrollment

To be considered for acceptance in the CTC Learning Lab, a parent must submit a Learning Lab application. An administration review of academic support needs is necessary prior to placement in the program. To be considered for Level II support, a complete current battery of diagnostic evaluations by a qualified diagnostician is required. To continue enrollment, a new diagnostic report is required every three years. Following these requirements, a conference will be scheduled to meet the new applicant and parents to discuss his or her placement.

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.

2023-2024 Costs and Application

The Learning Lab on the Lakeside Campus

The program is designed to encourage and support students needing additional assistance in the classroom to be successful and meet grade level expectations. Learning Specialists facilitate this program and work closely with enrolled students, classroom teachers, parents, and administrators to guide each student toward meeting grade level expectations within the established SCS curriculum. Students enrolled in the Learning Lab progress through a curriculum that helps develop the skills necessary for success in a college preparatory environment. 

Structure

The Learning Lab is scheduled as a part of the regular school day, so, following our block schedule, the class meets three times a week. Adjustments to graduation plans can be made in the areas of Fine Arts and World Language, if necessary. Students may utilize the Learning Lab periodically throughout the day for administration of quizzes and tests.

Enrollment

To be considered for acceptance in the Learning Lab, each student must complete a Learning Lab application. A complete current battery of diagnostic evaluations by a qualified diagnostician is required. A specific diagnosis of a learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Disorder is necessary for a student’s admission to the Learning Lab. To continue enrollment, a new diagnostic report is required every three years. Following these requirements, a conference will be scheduled to meet the new applicant and discuss his or her placement.

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.

2023-2024 Costs and Application

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