Academic Support Services
At McAuley, we recognize that some students exhibit learning differences, such as learning disabilities, dyslexia, AD/HD, and others, that require integrated academic supports in order to maximize their learning in the classroom. We focus on the student's areas of academic concern, such as math concepts or oral reading fluency, and build appropriate goals and accommodations to address those issues. We seek to meet the needs of identified students through the use of support services, assistive technology, and accommodations that can be implemented within the classroom. We carefully serve students with Accommodation Plans, Service Plans (SPs) and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). We are also a Jon Peterson provider. There are no extra fees for a student to receive these academic support services.
All students, including those needing academic support services, are thoughtfully placed in the appropriate level for each class based on their individual strengths in various subjects. For example, if a student is stronger in English than in Math, she may be placed in an Advanced College Prep level English class, and in a College Prep level Math class. In other words, she may not necessarily have to be placed in the same level across all classes and subject matters.
Intervention Specialists - McAuley has three intervention specialists who work with students individually, in small groups, and/or in the regular classroom. Students typically meet with the intervention specialists during open time or before or after school. One intervention specialist works with students who are eligible for the Jon Peterson Scholarship. Students who apply for the Peterson Scholarship have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence and submit their application through the Ohio Department of Education. The auxiliary intervention specialist works with students with IEPs who live outside of Ohio, with students who did not apply for or were not awarded the Peterson Scholarship, and if time permits, students without formal plans.
School Psychologist - Our full-time school psychologist assists in the multi-factored evaluation process and in intervention plan development.
Accommodations - Reasonable accommodations are provided to students based upon identified eligibility. Although adjustments are not made to the curriculum, students may be permitted extended time on tests, preferential seating, clarification of directions, use of a calculator, and tests read aloud utilizing available technology.