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 study skills
- 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
- Select Spanish classes with reduced class size to fulfill World Language graduation requirement
- 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.
Spanish Placement – Grades 9 and 10
Students are placed in smaller Spanish 1 and 2 classes designed specifically for LRP in order to help these students achieve the world languages requirement for graduation. Students work more closely with a teacher in an adjusted academic environment while still meeting the same expectations of the Spanish curriculum.
- A psychological-educational evaluation completed within the last 3 years by a licensed psychologist that indicates the student has a 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.
Services provided at Bishop Kenny High School are not equivalent to the continuum of services offered through the public school system.
In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan, which must accompany admissions materials.
An IEP or 504 Plan is a public school document and is used for informational purposes and/or certification of eligibility for the McKay scholarship in a private school. 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.
For more information regarding this program, contact:
Mrs. Jennifer Richardson, Director
(904) 398-7545 ext. 266