Academic Support Program (ASP)
The Academic Support Program at St. Mary’s High School provides help for students desiring to strengthen their individual study skills to enrich their success in core academic classes.
Medical personnel and educators may make recommendations based on their evaluation. However, since St. Mary’s High School does not have the resources to support students with IEP plans and some 504 plans, we are only able to provide five (5) accommodations (see below). These accommodations are similar to those offered by colleges, universities, ACT, and College Board (SAT).
If the accommodation plan addresses Social Emotional Learning (SEL), then the student's needs will be addressed through the Counseling Department (not the Study Skills course).
Students who request accommodations or enter St. Mary’s with an Accommodation Plan from a previous school must provide one of the following:
A letter from a medical doctor explaining the diagnosis with a **DSM-V code and recommendations for academic accommodations. The doctor’s letter must be dated within the last TWO years.
A written report of a completed psycho-educational evaluation for cognitive and academic functioning through a licensed provider and have a completed report diagnosis with a **DSM-V code and recommendations for academic accommodations. Testing must be within the last TWO years.
If one of the above criteria is met, then St. Mary's may offer the accommodations listed below:
Access to an alternative quiet testing room.
Extended time on tests only (1.5 X Normal).
Access to a computer with text to speech software (student provided).
A copy of class notes provided by a teacher or peer as needed.
**Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition