Learning Resource Program

The Learning Resource Program (LRP) is designed to assist students who are diagnosed with a learning disability and are in need of additional academic support in order to be successful in Bishop Kenny’s college preparatory learning environment.  Students in this program will experience an intellectually stimulating and caring environment that will serve to maximize their personal and academic potential.  Students will also learn to manage a mainstream classroom setting employing the strategies developed in this program.  In some cases, supportive services outside of school may be a necessary requirement.

Reasons to consider LRP

LRP provides students with the tools necessary to function successfully within the regular curriculum including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Organizational and study skills (with one-on-one instruction to teach skills and assist with organization)
  • Coaching and mentoring with substantial one-on-one support
  • Techniques to support individual learning styles
  • Positive learning experiences in which students may succeed at their own individual pace
  • Limited, minor adjustments in the regular classroom such as extended time for tests and quizzes
  • Continued support throughout grades 11 and 12 
  • Consultation services with teachers, parents, and administration
  • Assistance with applying for extended time testing for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT

Applied Communications Course – Grades 9 and 10

Students enrolled in this program will be placed in Applied Communications 1 and 2 as the elective course in grades 9 and 10.  During this class, the learning support teacher works one-on-one and collectively with the students on specific study and organizational strategies to help them better succeed in the college preparatory environment.  Working with each student one-on-one, the teacher also conducts weekly check of the student's planner, reviews current grades in all classes, and makes specific recommendations to help the student improve academically or manage his or her current course load.  The objective is to build confidence in these students as they progress through the first two years of high school with the goal that they will retain this confidence and the skills necessary to succeed in the junior and senior years.  Even though the course is only for the 9th and 10th grade years, students remain in the program for grades 11 and 12 in order to receive extended time testing as well as additional monitoring and support.

Students enrolled in the Learning Resource Program will also be placed in Spanish as their world language course as additional assistance in Spanish is available within the program.  Ninth grade students will be placed in a Spanish 1 cohort taught within the program.

Application Requirements

  • Learning Resource Program Application completed by a parent and student, submitted with a copy of an educational-psychological evaluation dated within the last 3 years by a licensed psychologist that indicates the student's diagnosed learning issue. *  
  • The student has demonstrated the ability to learn in a classroom of approximately 25 students.
  • The student has not demonstrated any emotional or behavioral problems that would significantly interfere with classroom learning.
  • The student has shown an interest in taking responsibility for learning how to learn.

*note: applications are still considered if the child's last evaluation is more than three years old.

Please note:

Services provided at Bishop Kenny High School are not equivalent to the continuum of services offered through the public school system.

An IEP or 504 Plan is a public school document only.  Bishop Kenny will consider a student’s IEP or 504 Plan while preparing a Bishop Kenny High School Student Support Plan.  This plan will specify accommodations and services that are available at Bishop Kenny High School.

Interested in the Learning Resource Program?

Contact Mrs. Jennifer Richardson, program director, at 904-398-7545.

Program Enrollment for 2024-2025

Application to join the Learning Resource Program for the 2024-25 school year

Email the completed application to Mrs. Jennifer Richardson by May 1.  

LRP Faculty