The American Community School aims to respond to the diverse needs of students who encounter mild difficulties in the learning process through the Learning Support program. Students experiencing a specific challenge require support in the development of learning acquisition skills and strategies that will enable them to succeed within the mainstream class. Through on-going observation, assessment and evaluation teachers can establish the steps students need to follow in order to be successful in their learning.
ACS defines students with mild learning difficulties as those who require some additional support in identified areas of need such as reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), mathematics (dyscalculia), and executive functioning skills (resulting from ADHD or organizational challenges) in order to succeed in ACS’s academic program. Students with mild learning difficulties do not require modification to the mainstream educational program. ACS incorporates a combination of push in and pull out support for students enrolled in Learning Support.
ACS provides limited services to students with learning difficulties. Students with mild learning difficulties will be considered for enrollment as long as ACS can responsibly serve their learning needs.