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Learning Support

The mission of the Center for Academics and Targeted Support is to empower students on their journey to become independent learners within the SI community. Therefore, it is open to all SI students.

Through a collaborative approach that includes administrators, counselors, teachers, students, and parents, its major focus is to give students who have unique learning needs the appropriate academic support and accommodations they need to be successful at SI.

Although SI does not modify our college preparatory curriculum or offer remedial courses, students with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD work closely with CATS staff to meet individual academic needs.

Mission and Purpose

  • Guide students in understanding how they learn and devising strategies to cope with their learning styles;
  • Encourage students to become self-advocates who access support and request reasonable accommodations when necessary;
  • Connect students with faculty and peer tutors for academic support;
  • Instruct students in study skills techniques and use of school resources;
  • Coordinate academic accommodation services;
  • Promote healthy self-image of students with learning differences; and
  • Provide referrals for an educational assessment for students who have not been previously diagnosed but who may have a learning disability or ADHD

Services and Support

  • Workshops to strengthen study and organizational habits
  • Individual and group tutoring
  • Academic support strategies specific to the student’s learning needs
  • New technologies to support individual learning needs
  • Means to develop self-advocacy skills
  • Identify and support students with learning disabilities
  • Personalized learning profiles when current educational testing is provided
  • Standardized testing accommodations

For more information, visit SI's accommodations and support page.