Our Learning Resource Department serves as a means of evaluation, adaptations, and support in an effort to make learning a successful experience for every child.
Our specialists bring their years of experience to help reach as many children as possible and provide the highest quality of service possible.
Saint Peter Catholic School does not offer exceptional services as mandated in the public schools. If an existing student begins to experience academic difficulty, the learning resource teachers, the appropriate teacher or teachers, and the parent(s) will work together to identify the student’s problems and design a learning plan to address the issues and needs of the student.
The resource teachers will consistently evaluate and monitor the progress of all K-8th grade students receiving support through this department. Good parent and teacher support, and communication, are necessary for this program to be successful. If the student continues to struggle with the available support and services provided, it may be determined that the student’s needs would be better met in a different learning environment. It is important that the student be in a learning environment in which he or she can experience success without frustration while maintaining his or her motivation to learn.
All evaluations (psycho-educational, Vanderbilt, etc.) will go directly to the Learning Resource Department, not the classroom teacher, for purposes of confidentiality and documentation. The Learning Resource Department will distribute the forms to the appropriate teachers to complete. They will then be sent to the designated health provider or agency as required. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) to request information from their health provider or agency if they want a copy of these reports.
The Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Schools acknowledge that there are students who require special services to meet their full human potential. Saint Peter Catholic School is committed to all students succeeding to the best of their abilities. In the event that a student has a diagnosed special need (documented by licensed medical personnel) accommodations may be offered that can be reasonably made within the normal general education classes and when the school has the resources (academic/staff) available to accommodate the students’ needs. However, modifications to academic requirements or alterations in general course of studies will not be made. The Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Schools are exempt from the mandate of providing services for IEP’s and 504 Plans. If a student cannot be accommodated within the school program, every effort is made to assist with placement in another school program beyond Saint Peter Catholic School.
Pam Averill, Resource Department Director, Reading Specialist Grades K-4, email@example.com
Anastasia Socie, Interventionist, K-5 Resource Teacher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Wilson, Middle School Math Specialist, email@example.com
Helpful Online Resources
CHADD.org - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
ECAC-parentcenter.org - Exceptional Children's Assistance Center