Holy Cross High School is an institution of excellence offering comprehensive academic programs and curriculum. The school community is devoted to the development of the whole person and understands that each individual student utilizes a particular style of learning. In some cases, students may experience a learning difficulty, which can affect their ability and success. Through the guidance department, accommodations are offered that align with the learning supports for an array of educational disabilities and diagnoses.
In order for students to be considered for learning accommodations, one or more of the following up-to-date documents must be presented to the guidance office for review.
· A psychoeducational evaluation administered by the student’s home district, intermediate unit, private agency, or by private consultation with a certified school or clinical psychologist.
· An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan created by the student’s home school district.
· A documented diagnosis from the student’s physician or current licensed professional counselor.
Accommodations may include:
· Oral testing
· Extended time
· Preferential seating
· Use of audiobooks
· Extra set of textbooks to keep at home
· Assistance with organizational skills
· Prompts to stay on task
· Use of calculator for math deficits
· “Chunking” or breaking down assessments into more manageable formats
· Assistance with standardized testing (SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP)
Students who utilize accommodations receive discreet and constant support from the Holy Cross faculty. Parents and students are actively involved in the entire process, and may adjust their learning plan accordingly at any time with the help of their counselor.
Holy Cross High School works with a certified school psychologist from the NEIU19, who will meet with any students/guardians who request an evaluation and will complete the report free of charge. Together as a team, we handle the entire process from arranging time for students to be evaluated, to the interpretation of the report and scores.
Please contact our guidance department with any questions or concerns, or to obtain more information. 570-346-7541