Learning Services Program

The Learning Services Program at Regis Jesuit High School is designed to maintain the dignity and uniqueness of individuals with diagnosed learning differences. Programs in each Division support students with specific learning disabilities, so they may work toward their academic potential. These diagnosed learning differences include reading disorders, math disorders, disorders of written expression, ADHD, Asperger's and physical disabilities. Psychological disabilities, such as anxiety or depression, are addressed through the counseling department and sometimes through private counseling. Anxiety toward testing, while impactful, is not accommodated through the Learning Services Office. Students who are intrinsically motivated and committed to improving organizational, self-advocacy, and communication skills are the most likely to be successful in the program. We provide limited classroom accommodations which include extra time on quizzes and exams, help with note-taking, and preferential seating.

In order for students to access official accommodations, they must provide a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment conducted by a licensed psychologist within the last three years and commit to be re-evaluated when the current evaluations expires. This evaluation must include a statement of the specific learning disability and how it affects the student. A disability code as specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV or V) is preferred. The evaluation should also include complete results from comprehensive cognitive testing, achievement testing, and other measures on which the diagnosis is based as well as recommended school accommodations for the student. For further information regarding the Learning Services Program, please contact the coordinator in the appropriate Division.

Staff
NicknameLast NamePosition
KristenHaytonLearning Specialist - Boys Division
MarkHeidenryComputer Teacher...
TamiHoganLearning Services Coordinator - Boys Division
ChristineOliverLearning Services Coordinator - Girls Division
BethValdezLearning Services Coordinator - Girls Division

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Requesting Accommodations from ACT and College Board

Students with learning disabilities must apply separately to request accommodations from ACT and College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP). Adherence to ACT and College Board documentations may help these students receive accommodations, such as extended time, on those tests. Their documentation guidelines can be found here:  

The Learning Services Coordinator in each Division can assist eligible students with this application process.