Academic programs are based upon a strong core curriculum dedicated to providing an excellent, well-rounded education in the Catholic tradition for pre-school through eighth grade students.
Resource and Support Services Programs
Blessed Sacrament School has a Resource Program with two resource teachers; one teacher for students in grades one through four and another teacher for students in grades five through eight. The purpose of the Resource Program is to provide extra help for those students who are showing deficits (either situational or ongoing) in one or more areas. Although the classroom teachers usually refer students for resource assistance, parents may also request resource services for their child. The resource teacher works with an individual student or small groups of students either in the resource classroom or the regular classroom. The specific skills to be addressed are determined by the classroom teacher and the resource teacher, with parent input as appropriate.
Students may receive help in reading, math, spelling, or any other subject area. Organizational skills, study skills and fine motor skills may be focus areas for students as well. Students with reading difficulties may need additional help with tests. Teachers may refer one or more students for help when a new math, language, or reading skill is introduced. A student may receive assistance on a short or long-term basis.
In addition to the Resource Program, we also have a Support Services Program in place. The teacher works with students at all grade levels, either individually or in small groups. Eligibility for this program is determined by testing. Parental permission is required prior to testing, and is also needed for students to receive services through this program. An individualized educational plan (IEP) is written for each student receiving support services. Assistance is given in a variety of areas in the resource program. Students may be eligible to receive assistance in one or multiple areas, and can receive services for up to 50% of the school day. Students may receive services from both the Resource and Support Services Programs.