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Academic Support Center


The Center’s Mission

Established in 2015, the mission of the Bishop Hendricken High School Academic Support Center is to support classroom instruction by providing assistance to teacher-referred eighth through twelfth grade students with a variety of strategies to facilitate their learning. These strategies include, but are not limited to, study skills, test preparation, executive functioning skills and self-advocacy for their academic growth.

Referral Process

Students are referred to the center by classroom teachers, school counselors, the school social worker, administrators, and admissions. The Support Center staff reviews the referral to determine if the student qualifies to attend the Center. The student will attend the Center at a scheduled time from his study hall or free period, one to three times per our seven-day rotation, depending upon his level of need.

Support Center Services

  • Identification of the student’s learning style
  • Personalized instruction in personalized study skills and executive functioning skills
  • Test preparation and test-taking strategies within the context of content area material
  • Planning, composing and editing of essays
  • Self advocacy and quarterly goal setting
  • Morning Math during homeroom
  • Peer tutors within the program
  • The Bridge to Success Program, supporting students returning to school after extended absences

Student Progress

A student’s progress is monitored at each session. Overall progress in the center is evaluated regularly to determine if the student should exit the Center or continue to attend for an additional quarter in order to facilitate academic improvement. Communication with the student’s school counselor and parents occurs on an ongoing basis, including quarterly progress reports.

Contact & Information

Mr. Michael Haskell
Academic Support Center Coordinator
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