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  • Learning Disabilities

    Crespi is a college preparatory school and does not have a learning disability program. As such, Crespi does not modify its curriculum. However, for students whose disabilities do not preclude their completion of Crespi’s course of studies, the following accommodations may be made:
    • Students with a diagnosed IEP must provide the Counseling Department with documentation of the student’s learning disabilities. These reports must come from a licensed educational specialist and will be kept on file by the counselor.
    • Information on the student’s learning disability and recommendations will be provided to his teachers. No special treatment by the teacher can be expected.
    • If accepted, the student agrees, without exception, to take regular classes and fulfill all Crespi graduation requirements.
    • It is strongly recommended that the student work with an educational/learning therapist.
    • Students meeting learning disability criteria may request assistance from the Counseling Department to gain extended-time on College Board exams (SAT, ACT). Crespi Carmelite High School cannot guarantee such accommodations, but we will support the application process.
    • The final exam testing period lasts one hour and forty-five minutes, and instruction design final exams to take the average student sixty minutes to complete. As such, the typical extended-time accommodation of 50% additional time is built into the testing period: there are no additional extended-time accommodations for final exams.
    • Depending on the recommendation in an IEP, students may request additional assessment accommodations through the Counseling Department. Such requests should be filed before the end of the first five-week grading period of the school year. Filing a request does not guarantee an accommodation.
    • Students may be permitted to sit in the front of the classroom or other locations as necessary per the recommendations in an IEP.
    • Students may utilize a laptop or other mobile device to take notes in class, or to type in-class assignments.
    • Other accommodations may be considered with the approval of the Vice Principal of Academics
  • Statement of Confidentiality

    Your confidentiality as a student is important to us! In our school counseling office, what is said here, stays here, with the following exceptions, as required by law and/or ethical standards:
    1. Harm to self or other:
    This could include things like a suicide attempt or plan, cutting or other self-injury, eating disorders, addictions, fighting or other physical violence, illegal behaviors, threats, etc. -- anything that puts your health or safety, or someone else's health and safety, at risk.
    2. Abuse or neglect:
    If you talk with one of us about abuse (physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, or other abuse), whether to yourself or to another minor, we are required by law to report it to Child Protective Services, and possibly the police. If you tell us about an abuse case that's already been addressed by CPS or the police, we still may need to make a call to double check.
    3. Court or other legal proceedings:
    By law, if we are subpoenaed (required by law to attend a hearing or other court proceeding), we cannot guarantee that your information will be kept confidential. We will always do our best to reveal as little as possible in a legal setting, but we must cooperate with the police, CPS, and the courts. If there is ever a need to reveal information, we will let you know in advance, and work with you to handle the situation in a way that respects you, your feelings, and your needs.