Saint Ann Catholic School features a Teaching and Learning Center, staffed by resource teachers to meet the needs of students who are exceptional learners.
Guidance is provided to parents who are considering having a student assessed for a learning issue. We use the following variety of tools to create Student Assistance Plans (S.A.P.s):
- current IEPs or 504 plans issued by a public school;
- testing completed by a private provider;
- classroom observations;
- recent classroom performance;
- parent/guardian feedback.
Whenever possible, we collaborate with case carriers in the public school setting. If we find a student requires additional challenges due to potential giftedness, data from both in-school and outside of school assessments, which demonstrate an aptitude in a particular area, are considered.
A resource teacher supports students who need assistance in the lower grades. The specialist assists K-3 teachers by planning activities to encourage literacy at every level and by aiding in reading assessments.