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Academic Resource Center

Mission

The mission of the Academic Resource Center at ECS is to enhance the academic, social, and spiritual development of all students. Our academic counselors provide support in an effort to maximize student achievement and also serve as an advocate for all students.

School Counseling

  • The counseling department is available to provide academic and behavioral support to all students.
  • The Middle and Upper School Counselors assist students with course selections and provide information pertaining to standardized tests.
  • The College Placement Counselor provides junior and senior parents and students with information related to college admissions, testing, academic counseling, and career counseling.

     

CS Academic Support

Upper School Academic Support

The Upper School academic support program at ECS is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to experience success in our vigorous academic culture.  In alignment with the school’s mission and academic mission, our office aims to treat all students as image bearers, encourage excellence in academics and character, develop each student’s intellectual gifts and passion for learning by using a strengths-based approach, and equip students to be successful, self-advocating learners at the high school level, in college, and beyond.

Levels of Support

Pre-Access

  • Free of charge
  • No psycho-educational evaluation required
  • Access to Study Skills Plus course
  • Access to academic consultation with learning specialist during Zero Period (by request)
  • Placement by parent request or teacher recommendation

Access Level

  • Free of charge
  • Current psycho-educational evaluation required (within 3 years)
  • Access to Study Skills Plus course
  • Annual meeting with parent, student, learning specialist to create accommodation plan
  • Accommodations will be aligned with the diagnosis and recommendations of the evaluation and may include:

Tier 1

  • $90/month (11 installments)
  • Current psycho-educational evaluation required (within 3 years)
  • Access to Study Skills Plus course
  • Meeting with parent, student, learning specialist each semester to create/review accommodation plan
  • Accommodations will be aligned with the diagnosis and recommendations of the evaluation and may include the following, in additional to any appropriate Access Level accommodations:

 

Tier 2

  • $190/month (11 installments)
  • Current psycho-educational evaluation required (within 3 years)
  • Access to Study Skills Plus course
  • Meeting with parent, student, learning specialist each semester to create/review accommodation plan
  • Quarterly meetings with learning specialist to review learning styles and processing modalities, monitor grades, discuss teacher feedback, and check accommodations (parent invited)
  • Weekly executive function support from learning specialist during study hall in individual or small-group setting
  • Accommodations will be aligned with the diagnosis and recommendations of the evaluation and may include accommodations from both the Access Level and Tier One level of support.

Additional Services

Studies Skills Plus Course

  • Free of charge
  • Open to any academic support student
  • Once enrolled, parent signature required to drop
  • Once per week during student’s study hall
  • Purpose:  to educate about the skills/practices of successful students; to equip students with practical tools to utilize both at ECS and in college; to encourage consistent implementation of these tools across subject areas
  • Curriculum:  organizational systems; time management tools; study skills; note-taking options; test preparation; test anxiety remedies; exam preparation; reading strategies; writing assistance

ACT Accommodations

The Academic Resource Center will submit documentation to request accommodations based on the ACT accommodations documentation policy below.  There is a $500 annual fee* that will be applied for any ACT accommodations requests and/or seats for testing with accommodations.

https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/6368-ACT-Policy-for-Documentation-Web.pdf

*For any Tier One or Tier Two students, the ACT accommodations fee is waived.