St. Albert strives to offer an environment where children can achieve at their highest potential. Our special needs coordinator works with parents and teachers to help students succeed in the classroom and feel confident about learning.
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The “504” in “504 plan” refers to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which specifies that no one with a disability can be excluded from participating in federally funded programs or activities, including elementary, secondary or postsecondary schooling. “Disability” in this context refers to a “physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.” This can include physical impairments; illnesses or injuries; communicable diseases; chronic conditions like asthma, allergies and diabetes; and learning problems. A 504 plan spells out the modifications and accommodations that will be needed for these students to have an opportunity perform at the same level as their peers, and might include such things as wheelchair ramps, blood sugar monitoring, an extra set of textbooks, a peanut-free lunch environment, home instruction, or a tape recorder or keyboard for taking notes.
St Albert offers a reading recovery program for students in kindergarten through second grade. A reading specialist works with students having difficulty with language arts in a small group setting. The program is supplemental and is provided in addition to classroom reading instruction. Students needing reading recovery are identified by their teachers and referred to the program.