The Learning Resource Center supports students who would like to expand their learning by incorporating additional study skills, organizational skills, and time management skills into their daily routine. The Learning Resource Center is equipped with a full computer lab, laser printer, copier, and scanner. Learning specialists are available during designated office hours or by appointment.
Students Helping Students
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7-7:40am in room 114
Students Helping Students is staffed by a Learning Specialist and peer tutors made available through the National Honors Society. During the morning support hours, peer tutors can work with students on homework questions, projects, essays, as well as studying for tests. The tutors are trained through the National Honors Society on supporting students academically.
Requests for Academic Accomodations
Archbishop Spalding supports the various learning needs of individual students. Any student requesting academic accommodations must provide the following information for review by the Learning Specialists. Once a student is approved, the family will meet with the Director of the Learning Resource Center to create an official Academic Accommodations Plan which will be provided confidentially to the student’s teachers each year. During the meeting, the Director will explain use of the plan and responsibilities of the student and teachers in implementation of the specific accommodations. Please see the Request for Accommodations Document for more detailed information.
Outreach Mentoring Program
The Outreach Mentoring Program is designed to closely coordinate the efforts of administrators, counselors, teachers, and parents to meet specific needs of students who struggle academically. Students considered for the Mentoring Program have already obtained support from the classroom teacher, the guidance department and other schools services. These students may demonstrate poor academic performance across most classes and are recommended by school administrators for the program.
The Aquinas Program offers enhanced services for an additional fee to students wishing to focus on academic strategies. Admission to the program requires an application and required documentation of the learning needs. Students within the scope of the program are individually monitored on a daily basis. Extended Resource Center hours are available to these students. Students have permission to work independently or with a Learning Specialist in the Resource Center during homeroom and lunch (no appointment necessary). The center is also open as a proctored study hall, with student tutors and support staff, until four o’clock Monday through Thursday. Additional technology support and resources are also available to students such as audio text, SAT/ACT prep programs, smart device app supports, and other tools for learning. This program requires additional information for admissions. Please see the Application Procedures Document and contact the Director of the Learning Resource Center for more information.