At Lakeland Christian School, we recognize that students have different academic needs and often learn at different paces. Mild learning disabilities and/or attention issues can be frustrating and discouraging for students. Through the Special Programs/Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department, LCS seeks to assist these students.
The ESE program is designed to provide a resource setting for students with mild disabilities who can mainstream into the regular classroom. Students in first through twelfth grade can benefit from these services.
Currently, there are approximately 75 students enrolled in the ESE program. Students in this program are diagnosed with mild disabilities such as the following:
- Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
- Language Disability
- Visual/Auditory Processing Disorders
- Asperger’s Syndrome
There are ten levels of ESE support for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, ranging from consultative services to daily academic support for the students. Certified teachers work with the K-5 students, with primary instruction being offered in the areas of math and language arts.
Students in grades seven through twelve are mainstreamed into regular classrooms. All subjects are taught at a college preparatory level with the exception of basic classes in math and English (as needed). Students receive resource support during a daily scheduled study hall period. The resource personnel assist with personal organization, academic accountability and test prep/work completion. Students can also receive test and classroom accommodations through this program.
The Special Programs/ESE Department at Lakeland Christian School also offers speech/language therapy with private clinicians through federal funding to qualified students. In addition, a school psychologist works as a private consultant and can complete psychological testing on a private pay basis.
For information on the LCS Discovery Program (serving students with autism), please click here.