The objective of the department is to support students with learning differences and cultivate a positive learning environment for neurodiverse students.
Some examples of diagnoses we support are students with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism spectrum, processing disorders, anxiety, depression, and OCD.
Students entering the support services program must provide a recent copy of an IEP, 504, or a psycho-educational assessment. The plans will be used to create individual accommodation plans (IAP) for each student in the program.
We are one of the only Catholic high schools in Orange County that does not require an additional expense to be enrolled in the support services program.
Some common accommodations include preferential seating, extra time on tests, or testing in a separate environment. Accommodation plans are developed based on documentation presented from formal assessments.
The support services team provides individual consultation with students on a regular basis to support student growth.
There is also an academic achievement class students can utilize for help with executive function and study skills. Topics such as note taking, study strategies, test taking strategies, avoiding procrastination, effective time management, organization, and planning are explored.