Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a voluntary tutoring program designed for students who may benefit from additional one-to-one support within the school setting. This program is administered by a Coordinator who works closely with the Child Study Team (CST) and Student Study Team (SST).
The philosophy of this program is one which focuses on the school as a community of learners. Therefore, those students who receive LAP support are not only helped in maximizing their learning potential, but also experience support via the community of volunteer parents and students. Volunteers are also accepted from outside the school community.
The teachers refer the students directly to the LAP Coordinator. Student supports may include, but are not limited to the following areas:
- classroom work,
- review of basic skills,
- increase language acquisition,
- organization and study skills,
- extension of talent or special interest,
- projects and long term assignments,
- communication and social skills, and
- self-confidence vis-a-vis ability to learn.
Volunteers conduct one or a maximum of two sessions per week of 40 - 60 minute duration. Session time is flexible and dependent upon the needs and age of the student.
This program is offered to students from grades 2-12. Exceptions may be made for students in PreK, K and grade 1.
Director of Student Support Services