The objective of Educational Support Services (ESS) is to assist students who are struggling academically. While ANC is not a remedial school, ESS will support struggling students and help them reach their potential. Some students may need diagnostic testing in order to provide recommendations to the classroom teachers, and while we are committed to mainstreaming students in as many subjects as possible, we may institute specific support/study skills classes and study periods to supplement the recommendations.
We utilize inclusion strategies and curriculum modifications for mainstreamed students. At the beginning of the academic year and throughout the year as needed, curriculum modifications are put updated and conveyed via individual meetings with classroom teachers. At the end of each academic year the modifications for returning students are evaluated by the department head and sent home to the parents for them to consent their use in the upcoming school year.
Modified courses can earn partial or full credit, according to a curriculum worked specified by the regular teacher and ESS, and approved by the appropriate department.