Applying for Academic Accommodations
For academic accommodations to be granted, families must complete a request and submit written documentation supporting the need for accommodations. Appropriate documentation includes:
- An active IEP or 504 from a previous school
- Neurophsychological Testing completed within the last 5 years
Please note that having academic accommodations at one’s previous school does not guarantee that BC High will honor or provide the same supports. When making determinations about academic accommodations, we take into consideration the resources we have available to our student body, and our ability to successfully implement specific academic supports.
Students who receive academic accommodations through a Student Support Plan may be scheduled in the Academic Resource Center twice a week for a check in with an ARC staff member. During this check in, ARC staff members meet with students to discuss their progress, review their grades, and identify an assignment(s) they can work on for the duration of the period.
Students may also be scheduled in the Academic Resource Center upon the recommendation from their Head of House or School Counselor.
BC High provides academic accommodations in the classroom for students who have a documented need. Standard accommodations provided include:
- Extended time of +50% for assessments
- Preferential seating closest to the area of instruction
- Regular check ins with Academic Resource Center Staff
- Assessments can be taken in the Academic Resource Center
- Use of computer for written assignments
- Use of audio books