The Learning Resource Center supports students who would like to enhance their learning experience through the development of improved study skills, organizational skills, and time management.
Archbishop Spalding supports the varied learning styles of individual students. Any student requesting academic accommodations must complete a formal request for review by the Learning Specialists. Once a student is approved, the official Academic Accommodations Plan is provided confidentially to the student’s teachers each semester.
The Academic Mentoring Program is designed to closely coordinate the efforts of administrators, counselors, teachers, and parents to meet specific needs of students facing academic challenges. Student Academics are monitored by an Academic Coach who supports the student in developing strong study, organization, and time management skills.
Freshmen Year Experience Program
The Freshman Year Experience elective focus on academic skills and strategies to include time management, organization, study skills, advocacy, and communication. Additional support in the use of technology to enhance academic performance is also explored. Student academics are monitored daily by an Academic Coach and parents receive consistent communication regarding student progress. Admission to the program requires documentation of the student's learning needs. There is an additional fee for this program.
The Aquinas Program offers enhanced academic services for students diagnosed with a learning disability. The program focuses primarily on challenges with executive functioning, working memory, and processing. Specific content courses are available within the program which include English, Science, Social Studies, Math, and Spanish. These courses offer alternative teaching strategies and assessment techniques to meet the learning needs of the students while also matching the goals of the College Prep curriculum. Students receive additional education in advocacy, academic independence, and self-esteem. Academics are monitored daily by an Academic Coach, and parents receive consistent communication regarding student progress. Admission to the program requires documentation of the student's learning needs. There is an additional fee for this program.