Support for Students with Learning Differences
La Salle supports a diverse group of learners who benefit from additional academic support due to learning differences, health concerns, or diagnosed needs. This educational pathway is designed to serve students who desire a faith-based education but who require support to attain their educational goals. With options for individualized curriculum and instruction, small student/teacher ratios, regular on-going learning assessments, and research-based literacy interventions, La Salle’s inclusive philosophy embraces each child’s unique strengths and gifts and also provides a flexible, mobile, and dynamic high school experience.
Students with learning differences are fully immersed in La Salle's diverse community and also participate in a more sheltered and structured experience in core academic classes. The curriculum, pace, and scope in these core classes may be modified to provide for the diverse learning needs of the students in the class. Sheltered core class include English, math, social studies, and science.
La Salle also offers students a designated support class, which focuses on the development of organization and study skills. Support class provides students opportunities for supplemental instruction as well as working on homework assignments and long term projects. In addition to support class, we also offer students the opportunity to work with peer educator assistants in a variety of core or elective classes.
Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach Tiffany Arnold maintains academic accommodations for students who qualify for a plan. She also works with students to help them improve study skills and self-advocacy skills. Ms. Arnold is the primary contact for parents regarding academic accommodations. La Salle also works with North Clackamas School District to provide referrals for services, testing, eligibility, and learning plans.
Students who would benefit from a variety of academic supports are identified during our admissions process. The admissions committee reviews information and documentation from parents, teachers, learning specialists, health professionals, and more. Families meet with our academic support team so that we are able to learn more about each child's academic and personal goals.
Questions? Please contact Brian Devine, Vice Principal of Student Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Features of Academic Support
Students have a variety of abilities and learning challenges. We look at each student’s skills and abilities to determine if La Salle can meet his or her needs.
Students’ learning differences include, but are not limited to:
- Autism (mild)
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Visual Processing Disorder
- Communication Disorders
- Executive Functioning Disorder
- Other Health Impairments
We are not able to support the needs of students with emotional or behavioral disturbances.