Blessed Trinity's Academic Support Center
Our mission is to serve and enrich the BT student body by providing individualized support to students with learning differences through the development of academic strategies and self-advocacy skills. We work closely with our students, their families, and their teachers in order to encourage growth, both academically and developmentally. We believe that every student has the ability to be successful, and it is our mission to help students find that path to success.
Our Academic Support Teachers: Allison Boes & Kim Yates
Our teachers are dedicated to assisting each student's success. In addition to providing remediation for specific coursework, through positivity and encouragement they provide the most support to students by focusing on self-advocacy, organization, and executive function skills; it is these skills which ultimately assist students as they transition to college. Individual strengths are celebrated, and the teachers address students' needs in an effort to help each student understand exactly how they best learn.
Allison Boes teaches grades 10 & 11, and she handles accommodations for the ACT. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-277-9083, extension 504. Allison is an experienced math teacher who previously worked in BT's Math Department. In addition to her background in special education, her knowledge of the classroom allows her to ascertain student needs within their math courses.
Kim Yates teaches grades 9 & 12, and she handles accommodations for College Board/SAT. She may be reached at email@example.com or 678-277-9083, extension 561. Kim is an experienced English teacher who previously worked in BT's English Department, serving as both teacher and English Department Chair. In addition to her background in special education, her knowledge of the classroom allows her to ascertain student needs within their English and writing based courses.
The Academic Support Center is located in room 611. In addition to the center's classroom, students have access to three private study rooms, each equipped with desks, chairs, and white boards. Students have access to a Smart Board which can be linked to their Google Classroom page and . BT encourages all students to take advantage of this space.
Services We Prove Include...
Evaluate psychological / educational testing in order to develop Individualized Accommodations Plans that meet students' specific learning needs.
Monitor students’ progress on a weekly basis. Meet regularly with students to evaluate performance in all courses and discuss areas of success or improvement. Work together to develop strategies to aid with study skills, organization, and test preparation.
Ensure that students understand how to use their approved accommodations, and monitor the students’ use of accommodations within their classrooms.
Collaborate with classroom teachers in order to provide appropriate supportive measures, including remediation, for specific courses. Additionally, work with Guidance Counselors, administrators, and parents in order to collectively promote student success.
Request accommodations for ACT and College Board (SAT, AP) tests.
Coordinate the STARS (Students Teaching & Reaching Students) program, a peer tutoring program available to all BT students.
Recommend private tutoring resources for students who may need more learning support than a STARS tutor can provide.
Provide professional development for teachers to learn more about strategies and support for students with learning differences.
Student Programs Provided...
"Rise and Grind" Morning Program (Open to ALL BT Students)
Our "Rise and Grind" program allows all BT students to use the space to quietly study or prepare for classes before the school day begins. Students can prepare for assessments, complete assignments, or receive help from our Academic Support Teachers.
STARS Peer Tutoring Program (Students Teaching and Reaching Students)
STARS is a student based peer-tutoring program at BT. Peer Tutors who have demonstrated mastery in a course can obtain service hours when they assist students requiring assistance in their courses. Please note that peer tutors do not provide remediation or assistance with basic skills. If a student requires remediation or support with basic skills or concepts, they need to obtain that from either their classroom teacher or a paid tutor outside of BT. STARS tutors have their own courses and schedules which they are dealing with, and they can help with specific concepts or homework questions.
The Academic Support Center values each student at Blessed Trinity.... now and forever! Go Titans!