Learning Enrichment Program
Two new programs will be offered to ensure our students’ success in the 2011-12 school year - The Learning Enrichment Program and the Student Counseling Program will be available to students at the beginning of the school year. Headed by Dr. K. Virginia Lee Johnson, both programs are designed to assist Pre-K through12th grade students who may be experiencing some of life’s many challenges. Dr. Virginia has a Ph.D in Education, a Masters in Education and Education Counseling, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She has worked with families and students in Egyptian schools for seven years. The programs are located in the new Counseling Center, which is in the former principal’s office on the first floor of the Elementary Building.
The Learning Enrichment Program will assess and assist students who are struggling with academics. Teachers will be welcome to refer students to the Learning Enrichment Program if any academic problems develop. Teacher Referral Screening forms are available in the Counseling Center. Of course, parents will be asked for permission before a student is enrolled in the Learning Enrichment Program. Student Support Teams, consisting of parents, teachers, and Dr. Virginia, will develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for those students needing continued assistance in the program.
There may be an additional fee charged for teaching services rendered on a daily basis in the Learning Enrichment Program.
Sometimes, students are overcome with stress about upcoming exams or relationships with other students. The Student Counseling Program is open - free of charge - to all students who wish information or assistance in social relations, personal issues, or career development. Students may visit the Counseling Center during breaks – or during class time, with permission from their teacher. Parents and teachers are also invited to refer students for counseling, although what is said during counseling sessions is confidential. In those cases when a student’s behavior in school is disruptive to others or prevents the student from achieving academic success, parents may be asked to join teachers in creating a Behavior Support Plan with guidance from the Student Counseling Program.
At Narmer American College, we always look ahead to provide your child with the best possible chance at academic success and sound personal growth. Having both the Learning Enrichment Program and Student Counseling Program available if the need arises, will help that success become a reality for all students.
The Guidance Program
3 Components of the Guidance Department:
Learning Enrichment Program (LEP)
Students would be enrolled in this program, at a fee in addition to their tuition.
Fee would include assessments for learning disabilities.
Students would have academic reinforcement (special needs) as needed according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP). The cost of the program would depend upon how many hours per week (or day) a student would need.
The Learning Enrichment Program will be driven by a written IEP with clear objectives to be accomplished.
Some LEP students may need a Behavior Support Plan, which will be developed after the Student Support Team (teacher(s), Dr. Virginia, the Associate Principal, or Dr. Youssef) meets to determine the function of the student's behavior. (There is in-service-training for teachers on Function of Behavior).
Assessment and Evaluation Program for Learning and Behavioral Challenges
At the request of teachers and with the permission of parents, students can undergo testing to determine if there are underlying reasons for their lack of academic achievement or inappropriate behavior.
Parents can also initiate a request for testing.
Parents will be charged a fee for this testing.
Overlooks the progress of Student Support Teams by conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and the development/review of Behavior Support Plans.
Provides student counseling for those who need only occasional counseling
Supports teachers by providing observation and consultation concerning students with problems
Provides teacher in-service training as needed
Implements standardized testing (Iowa Testing)