Learning Differences ProgramClick here to see the Learning Differences Program brochure.
- Components of the Program
- Eligibility for Support Services
- Accomodations that may be provided
- Download Forms
The goal of the Learning Differences Program is to provide support services to students so they can achieve academic success and maximize their educational abilities throughout their four years of high school.
At AHS, students with learning differences participate fully in regular pre-college curriculum classes. The level at which students participate is determined on an individual student ability/subject area basis.
Components of the Program:
- A Learning Profile is developed for each student which includes information regarding main difficulties, strengths, learning styles, appropriate accommodations and teaching suggestions.
- Ongoing communication between the Learning Differences Specialists and the classroom teachers to monitor student progress.
- Bi-monthly email communication with parents to inform them of grades, newsletters, information, etc.
- Consistent academic support for students through the implementation of a specific curriculum that focuses on study skills, organization, time management, goal setting, etc.
- Assistance provided to both students and parents for the successful transition between high school and college.
Eligibility for Support Services:
- High School Placement Test must be taken at AHS.
- A copy of all of the most recent psychoeducational tests reports, completed by a licensed clinical psychologist.
- A diagnosis of a clearly stated disability that is recognized as a disability in the state of Kentucky or is recognized in the field of special education as a learning disability.
- A signed release so that AHS can communicate with the elementary or middle school.
- An application for the AHS Learning Differences program.
- A copy of the student’s 504 Plan/IEP from the elementary/middle school.
Accomodations that may be provided include:
- Extended testing time
- Preferential seating
- Quiet testing area
- Guided notes
- Note takers
- Recorded lectures
- Use of calculators
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