The Academic Resource Center works with parents, teachers, and students to provide unified, accommodating programs for students who need support developing reading, written and oral language, mathematics, study and/or organizational skills.
The Academic Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Walsh Science/Library Building down the corridor from the faculty workroom, consists of two part time (Grades 6-9) and two full-time (Grades K-5) reading specialists and one full-time (K-Grade 9) mathematics specialist.
These trained faculty members
- provide support, usually one-on-one, to students who need to develop reading, written and oral language, mathematics, study and/or organizational skills
- perform educational assessments
- attend grade level meetings
- work with the child's teacher(s) to provide a unified, supportive program.
The reading specialists also work with small groups of first and second graders who would benefit from a small group, structured approach. They are part of the teaching team and see children five days a week for forty-five minute periods. The mathematics specialist also provides small group enrichment experiences to students in grades three to five.