CELEBRATING AND SERVING DIVERSE LEARNING STYLES AND NEEDS
National Sports Academy (NSA) continues to build on its legacy of celebrating and supporting students with diverse learning styles and needs. NSA offers students opportunities to grow academically within an environment that respects the individual across the academic, social, and community domains by providing opportunities, experiences and supports that allow for growth and achieving one’s goals.
At NSA, programs are available that support these diverse needs within the academic environment. These programs and opportunities include: Student Learning Services (SLS), Academic Support Center (ASC), tutorial and remedial skills development in math, reading, and writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL) supports, and an elective writing course – Writing Across the Curriculum.
STUDENT LEARNING SERVICES (SLS)
Students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Accommodation Plans will receive services as outlined on these formal learning plans. The SLS Coordinator will work with students, parents, faculty and staff to ensure that students receive appropriate instruction and supports. For students with IEPs, NSA is able to work with the local Lake Placid School District to maintain timely reviews and necessary adjustments to these plans. The SLS Coordinator will work with students, parents, and teachers to ensure accommodations are in place as outlined on the plan. Eligibility for allowable accommodations on College Board Examinations will also be established and coordinated through the SLS program. Strong parent communication and collaboration with the SLS Coordinator is encouraged. Students are provided scheduled class periods within their school week that provide for basic skills development, guided study halls to support the school curriculum, organizational skills instruction and support, advocacy, and transitional support services to prepare for achieving post school goals.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER
Students may access the Academic Support Center on an as needed or scheduled basis. The Academic Support Center offers students guided study hall opportunities within the scheduled school day in an individualized or small group (2-3 students) setting. ASC is for students who want more guided and individualized support for their learning. Students may receive guided study halls to support the school curriculum and organizational skills instruction and support. Parents and students are encouraged to communicate and collaborate with the learning coordinator regarding the individual student’s needs and learning program.
TUTORIAL AND REMEDIAL SKILLS
Students who would like to increase their basic skills in the areas of reading, writing, and / or math may receive tutorial services with teachers who are trained in the specific skill area(s). Students can establish learning goals with the tutor and map out a plan for accomplishing those goals. These can be goals outlined on formal learning plans such as an IEP or determined in collaboration with the parents, student, and learning coordinator.
These services may be scheduled outside of the school day or during scheduled study hall times as available.