The Learning Place and Academic Coaching Center for Excellence


WHAT ARE THE LEARNING PLACE and ACADEMIC COACHING CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE?

The Learning Place (LP) and Academic Coaching Center for Excellence (ACCE) are Bayside Academy's supplemental educational centers. The LP and ACCE faculty seek to assist students with learning differences to reach their full potential by developing independence and fostering self-reliance. We support students as they overcome learning challenges in a positive, encouraging environment. The LP and ACCE faculty work collaboratively with students, teachers and parents. We believe that communication among these three constituents is a key factor in the success of each student. 
The goal of the LP and ACCE is to equip all students qualifying for services with the strategies necessary to be academically successful within Bayside Academy’s rigorous college preparatory curriculum.

SERVICES PROVIDED AND FEES

Bayside offers a variety of support options to meet the individual needs of each child. This support is designed to enable your child to maximize his/her classroom instruction and to develop the necessary skills that will foster academic success.

  • Individualized or small group session: PK–2nd grade — A learning specialist works with a single student or a pair of students with similar academic needs. Each 40 minute session occurs during the academic day and is billed at $35 per session.
  • Individualized or small group session: 3rd–6th grade — A learning specialist works with a single student or a pair of students with similar academic needs. Each session replaces an enrichment course in the student's schedule and is billed at $45 per session.
  • Study Skills / Executive Functioning Course: 6th–10th grades — This course is offered through the LP and ACCE and is taught by a learning specialist. The course focuses on the development of executive functioning skills. In addition, support is provided in key content areas. The course is billed at $400 per quarter.
  • Upper School Academic Coaching — Upper School students that no longer require daily academic support may elect to meet twice each week with a learning specialist to review and plan for upcoming assignments, assess academic progress, and receive academic support on challenging tasks. Coaching support is billed at $400 per quarter.
  • American Sign Language — Upper School students with a language-based learning difference may qualify to take two years of American Sign Language in order to meet their foreign language graduation requirement. There is no additional fee for this class.
  • Grades K–12 Special Testing — Students that require specific testing accommodations may elect to have their tests administered in the testing center. As a stand-alone service, special testing is billed at $315 per quarter. Students that qualify for special testing AND receive other LP/ACCE services do NOT pay an additional fee for testing.

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible for special academic services or testing accommodations in 3rd–12th grades at Bayside Academy, students must have current psycho-educational diagnostic testing on file with the school. In order to ensure that effective services can be provided, this testing must be updated every three years by a licensed psychologist. 

Students enrolled in grades PK–2 that receive support in the Learning Place are not required to have testing on file to obtain services; however, instructional screening may be necessary to provide appropriate intervention.