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Our Vision

Bishop Moore Catholic High School recognizes each student as a unique individual created in the image of God.  The Academic Support Team works collaboratively with parents, students,  faculty, and staff to provide students with the support and resources needed to be successful students and become self-advocates. 

Our Program

The Academic Support Program at BMCHS is designed to support students with learning challenges or documented disabilities.  Academic support is available for all BMCHS students, however, only students meeting eligibility criteria receive accommodations. 

Academic Support Team

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    Raphaela Harkness

    Director of Academic Support
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    Robyn Baltar

    Academic Support Coordinator
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    Geraldine Precil

    Resource Teacher/Leadership Skills Development Teacher
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    Gabriela Venerio

    Resource Teacher/Learning Strategies Teacher

Support Available

  • Learning Strategies, Learning Lab and Intensive Math Electives 
  • Co-Teachers in designated science, math, and English classrooms
  • Academic Support Plans indicating accommodations for students with documented disabilities
  • Access to subject area teachers and academic support teachers during the 9th hour
  • Peer tutoring and academic coaching
  • Social Skills Program
 
 

Available Accommodations

BMC provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities.  Accommodations are based on documentation, available resources, and the Academic Support Teams recommendations.  BMC however, is not obligated to follow the objectives nor provide all services indicated on the documentation provided.   Students are expected to abide by the guidelines established in the Student Handbook and meet the graduation requirements for a Florida State High School Diploma.

Academic Support Plans indicating reasonable instructional and testing accommodations are available for eligible students.

Examples of available accommodations include:

  • Extended time for testing
  • Preferential seating
  • Use of Assistive technology
  • Assistance with notes
  • Testing in an alternative setting

 

*SAT and ACT accommodations are not school-based decisions.  Requesting accommodations for these tests involves a separate process and goes through the Guidance Department. 

 

 

 

Documentation Guidelines

BMCHS follows the documentation guidelines established by the College Board.

  • Documentation must state the specific disability as diagnosed by an appropriate professional and be current (3-5 Years).
  • Information presented must be educationally relevant, describe functional limitations, and include recommendations.
  • Documentation may be in the form of an IEP, private psycho-educational evaluation, or a 504 plan.

 

 

 

Helpful Apps and Websites

Free access to audiobooks for eligible students http://www.bookshare.org

A comprehensive website offering resources and strategies for students and parents. www.understood.org

Free expert-created content and resources for every subject and level.  www.khanacademy.org

A Reading productivity tool to help summarize texts www.summarizethis.com

A program for assistance with the writing process. www.grammarly.com

Learning tools including flashcards and practice tests. www.quizlet.com

A visual learning and thinking APP for IPad and iPhones.  www.inspiration.com

Math APP to help interpret problems and math content.  www.photomath.net

APP for easy note-taking on the IPad.  Available at the APP store.

Website offering tips and strategies to overcome test anxiety.  www.studygs.net

Parent Resources

Orange County Public Schools 
Non-Public Services 
3909 S. Summerlin Ave 
Orlando, FL 32806 
407-317-3900

 

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

www.cfl.ucf-card.org

 

Resources for information about all types of learning challenges

www.understood.org

 

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network - Navigating College

www.navigatingcollege.org

 

Learning Disabilities of America

www.ldaamerica.org/parents

 

ADDitude Magazine - Inside the ADHD mind

www.additudemag.com 

 

ADHD specialists, products, and services

www.orderoochaoes.com

 

Child Mind Institute - Information about common concerns many families share

www.childmind.org

 

A resource for students going to college with disabilities

www.going-to-college.org 

 

 
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