Student Support Services
Professional counselors are available to help students work through a wide variety of issues that they might be facing during their high school experience.
SUPPORT RELATED TO STUDENTS:
We are committed to supporting students who struggle to succeed via regular channels. These students are capable yet challenged because of an identified learning difference (examples include but are not limited to: ADHD, Reading Disorder, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Math Disorder, etc). We are not a tutor of content or a remedial teacher. We work with students to develop strategies that will allow them to be successful in the classroom. In this regard, our primary role is to work with students with a diagnosed learning difference. Some of the challenges we address with our students are:
- Diagnosed disabilities
- D’s or F’s in multiple subjects
- On academic supervision or academic probation
- Gathering student information to assist them in their academic success
- Working directly with students regarding their learning needs
- Monitoring the progress of students on our caseload
- Monitor Flex Time for students who require an extra level of support
- Monitor Middle School study hall for students who require an extra level of support
SUPPORT RELATED TO TEACHERS:
We provide suggestions, insights, and resources to help teachers better understand how your son learns. We act as liaisons between the school psychologist, administration, parents, and students in collaboration with the teacher. In this capacity, we serve as a resource for all including teachers regarding teaching strategies, learning styles, and classroom environment.
SUPPORT RELATED TO PARENTS:
We team with parents so they are knowledgeable of the expectations regarding Saint Thomas Academy. We help parents become partners in our efforts to bring about better academic success for their sons in these ways:
- Providing parents with sufficient counseling in order that they may help their sons.
- Facilitating/attending meetings with teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and administrators to act as a resource person for those involved.
- We are available at conferences and open houses to answer questions or concerns regarding your son and his learning differences.