Salpointe offers a number of different academic support options to foster student success. We offer after school tutoring as well as one-on-one tutoring. The learning lab is open to all students who may need it.
Salpointe Catholic High School offers educational accommodations to students with current documentation of a learning difficulty including Attention Deficit Disorders, learning difficulties in academic achievement, and other health related problems.
Under the guidelines of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, a variety of educational accommodations, (i.e. extended time on tests, preferential seating, etc.) may be offered to students with documented learning difficulties. At Salpointe, Section 504 Accommodation plans are developed by our 504/SSD** Coordinator in cooperation with parents and students.
Upon enrollment, parents are asked to complete a “Voluntary Disclosure of a Learning Difficulty” form as part of the application process in order to alert the school that a student has a learning difficulty. Parents are encouraged to follow up completion of this form by contacting the school 504/SSD Coordinator to explore the development of a Section 504 Accommodation plan. Parents can also contact the school 504/SSD Coordinator directly to request a review of their student’s needs to determine if an accommodation plan is appropriate.
Documentation of a learning difficulty can be accomplished through an individual psychoeducational assessment, a letter from a physician or other health professional, or recent records of a prior history of having a 504 Plan or other specialized educational program. Students with a history of receiving Special Education services (i.e. IEP) through the public schools are encouraged to talk with Salpointe’s 504/SSD Coordinator as to how educational accommodations may be provided. It is important to understand, however, that since Salpointe Catholic does not offer Special Education, services associated with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are not provided on our campus.
**SSD = (Services for Students with Disabilities - College Board designation for PSAT, SAT and AP testing programs)
The Learning Lab is designed as a resource for all students. Students are welcome and encouraged to go to the Learning Lab to get assistance with their studies. General study/learning and test-taking help is available, as well as assistance in specific content areas. It serves as a place to receive extra help; a place where students can work together with classmates on assignments or in study groups for tests and projects.
The staff in the Learning Lab advocates for students by providing one-on-one help, in conjunction with the counselors, teachers and parents/guardians. Specialists and Peer Tutors are available. Also, students with learning challenges receive individualized attention with class work and testing situations.
Salpointe Catholic High School offers a tutoring program staffed by our classroom teachers. Students may report to the Tutoring Center in room 504 on Monday-Thursday immediately after the last bell. Tutoring is available in Math, English, Science and Spanish.