Students with 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