Educational Services Program
For Students with Learning Disabilities and AD/HD
Established in 1982, Saint Ursula Academy’s Educational Services Program for girls with learning disabilities and AD/HD exemplifies the school’s commitment to caring for the whole person and devising learning conditions for maximum achievement by each individual student in the program. Saint Ursula Academy offers each young woman the opportunity to develop her academic potential, regardless of race, socio-economic status, and physical or learning impairment.
 
The emphasis of the Educational Services Program is to provide for the individual learning differences and learning styles of the student by teaching to her strengths while working with her weaknesses or limitations. The student develops an understanding of her strengths, limitations, and learning styles, as well as her individual rights and responsibilities. Students in St. Ursula Academy's Educational Services Program are mainstreamed into the college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement classes.
 
The educational requirements of students in the Educational Services Program are identical to the educational requirements of their classmates. Program participants benefit from a number of special modifications and services that demonstrate St. Ursula's commitment to providing a successful college preparatory experience for girls with learning disabilities and AD/HD. The special modifications and services include tutoring, coursework support, textbooks on CD, Kurzweil reader, extended examination, testing, and quiz periods, oral examinations and tests, tests read by tutor, and the use of a digital recorder to record class notes.
 
Saint Ursula Academy is a provider for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program.

Educational Services Program Team
Mrs. Barb Siegel, Mrs Melissa Lea '87, Mrs. Arielle Balz, Ms. Geri Walsh, Mrs. Courtney Arling '98
ES Program Objectives
The objectives of the Educational Services Program are the following:
  • to provide a college preparatory education for girls with learning disabilities and AD/HD; to provide for the individual learning differences and learning styles of the student by teaching to her strengths while working with her weaknesses;
  • to inform teachers of each student's disability and learning style and of classroom accommodations that will be made for the Educational Services Program student;
  • to provide the opportunity for each Educational Services Program student to achieve her academic potential through: daily coursework support testing accommodations oral testing recorded tests extended quiz, test and exam periods extended time Ohio Graduation Tests, PSAT, SAT Reasoning and Subject, ACT, and AP tests to provide academic and college advising to the Educational Services Program student;
  • to monitor and to consult with the faculty regarding the progress of the Educational Services Program student.

FRESHMAN YEAR SCHEDULE FOR A STUDENT IN THE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAM
Students in Saint Ursula Academy's Educational Services Program are mainstreamed into and successfully complete the college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement classes. Four units of English, math and religion; three units of science, social studies, and foreign language; and one unit of fine arts and health/physical education must be completed by the students in order to receive a college preparatory diploma from the Academy. The educational requirements of students in the Educational Services Program are identical to the educational requirements of their classmates.
 
A typical freshman schedule might include the following classes:
  • Hebrew Scriptures & Christian Testament
  • Literary Genres or Honors Literary Genres
  • Algebra 1/Algebra 1 Honors or Geometry/Geometry Honors *
  • Physical Science or Physical Science Honors and Biology Honors
  • French 1/Latin1/Spanish1
  • Fine Arts: (Freshman Acting, Technical Theatre, Freshman Chorus, Orchestra, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, or Art & Design Foundations)
  • Europe and the Middle East
  • Information Technology/Public Speaking
  • Physical Education and/or Health
  • Educational Services Tutoring (daily)


* Students who test out of Algebra 1 enroll in Geometry/Geometry Honors their freshman year and are on the accelerated track for Calculus.

ES Program Forms
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Saint Ursula Academy
1339 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Phone: 513-961-3410
Fax: 513-961-3856
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