Beaches and St. Mark’s Campuses
As students develop into independent learners, there may be a need for academic support and enrichment. On each of the lower campuses, there are two full-time Learning Specialists. These certified teachers work in tandem with classroom teachers in grades K-5 to provide academic support and enrichment inside the classrooms, particularly in the areas of language arts and math. The Learning Specialists also work with classroom teachers to review assessments, plan lessons, and gather materials. Instructional time in the classroom is scheduled to help differentiate and meet the needs of all students.
Both campuses are committed to helping students meet learning goals to maximize growth and achievement. Individuals with learning differences who attend or seek to attend Episcopal will be supported with reasonable accommodations. Classroom teachers and Learning Specialists, in partnership with administration, work with parents to identify recommendations and accommodations that can be implemented in the classroom. If outside support is needed such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, or tutoring, these services may also be coordinated by teachers and administration.
On the Munnerlyn Campus, the Student Services Academic Support team includes two full-time Learning Specialists and a full-time Testing Coordinator, who coordinate accommodations and support for incoming and current students with diagnosed learning differences.
Individuals with learning differences who attend or seek to attend Episcopal will be supported with reasonable accommodations. For students with documented learning differences and mental health challenges that impact their academics, sharing documentation with the Learning Specialists allows Episcopal to put needed supports in place, inside and outside of the classroom. The process starts with the student receiving an evaluation from a school psychologist or other qualified provider. The Learning Specialists use the findings in the resulting evaluation to create an Accommodation Plan, identifying which accommodations and recommendations we can implement at Episcopal. Families meet with the Learning Specialist to review the Accommodation Plan and explain how the accommodations can be utilized. A Testing Coordinator provides daily support to students using accommodations on assessments.
Student Services staff members are dedicated to supporting the academic success of all our students. Support is available on an individual basis as well as in a small group setting and skill development often focuses on executive functioning, effective studying, and test-taking. The opportunity to work with a Learning Specialist is available whether a student is transitioning in and acclimating to the rigor of the environment, or if a student sees a gap between current performance and expected performance on a specific assessment or in a particular class. The Student Services team partners with students to help them understand that while their academic experience will not be without challenges, with the right support and guidance, students can build the skills they need to identify the roadblocks impacting potential success, and how to navigate around and through them. The process emphasizes student academic, emotional, and interpersonal growth and builds self-advocacy and awareness.