Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg seek to serve as broad a range of students as possible. This includes students who have documented special educational needs and may require some measure of additional instructional support. In determining whether a school is able to meet the needs of prospective students, it is necessary to review all academic records, including psychological educational testing reports. Schools must be able to balance the requirements of a student with documented special needs against the resources available to the school and the student. 

Students come to school with varying skills and abilities. They all look forward to a new and rewarding school year. All students will meet with some degree of success, but for some, this success depends upon delivering the right amount of accommodations to students with documented special needs or learning differences. Instructional Support was created for just that purpose; to ensure success of students in the classroom.

Students having difficulty in school, for a variety of reasons, become discouraged, feel alone and dejected due to past or present failures brought on by their learning differences. The learning differences in students can vary from very minor to severe or involved. Regardless of their severity assistance and help are available. These learning differences could require some re-learning of skills - developing good study habits, special accommodations and more individualized one-on-one assistance. This service is provided at no additional cost to the parent.

While involved with Instructional Support, students receive special attention and assistance in subject areas with which they are having trouble as well as work on areas to strengthen their academic and study skills with a certified teacher. From help on note-taking skills to test-taking techniques, assistance with overdue assignments to help with homework, students work through individual obstacles that impede their educational process and ultimate success. The student is expected to meet the same academic standards that Delone Catholic has established within the educational community.The program has been designed as a collaborative effort to work together with teachers and students to help develop a more active learner and achieve greater success in the classroom.


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Information for Prospective Families

Has your child been identified as having a learning disability?
ADD? Autism? Asperger syndrome? Dyslexia?
Does your child have special needs that require accommodations to the educational process or classroom setting?
Has your child benefited from formal or informal accommodations made to their program or setting while in eighth grade?


If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, please consider contacting Mrs.Kim Cook. While we at Delone Catholic High School do not have the resources to implement all IEP recommendations, we make every effort to provide those accommodations that are needed to help your student be successful. In order to do so we depend on you to provide us with the following, if available: 
 

  1. Copies of any formal educational or psychological testing done.

  2. Copies of IEP or 504 Plan documents.

  3. Statement of classroom accommodations made for your student, especially in grade eight. If possible, please get this statement from the elementary/middle school principal or from the eighth grade team leader.

While being involved with Instructional Support at Delone Catholic, students receive special attention and assistance in subject areas with which they are having trouble as well as work on areas to strengthen their academic and study skills with a certified teacher. From help on note-taking skills to test-taking techniques, assistance with overdue assignments to help with homework, students work through individual obstacles that impede their educational process and ultimate success. Instructional Support is a program designed as a collaborative effort to work together with teachers and students to develop a more active learner who achieves greater success in the classroom.

Please send the above information to Mrs. Kim Cook, Instructional Support Teacher at Delone Catholic before the beginning of the school year. She is available for consultation at Delone Catholic by calling 717-637-5969, Ext. 219 for an appointment.

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Information for Current Students

Are you struggling with class work?
Organizational skills?
Homework?
Reading?


Learning doesn’t have to be frustrating. Just as all students learn differently, you’ve develop your own style of learning throughout elementary and middle schools that worked for you. However, when you enter a new phase or level such as going from middle school to high school or high school to college, skills that once worked for you are no longer enough. This is where Instructional Support Services can step in and help. In most cases it can be as simple as developing a new organizational system, scheduling a consistent time to do homework, study and prepare for the next day’s classes, getting assistance from a peer tutor and if needed identifying an underlying learning difference. Through a collaborative effort with the Guidance Department, Instructional Support can assist you in developing more productive skills that will add to your academic experience here at Delone Catholic and aid you in your future academic endeavors.

Should you feel your skills are just not working as well as they did in the past and you are struggling, please contact Mrs. Kim Cook, Instructional Support Teacher or your guidance counselor for more information.

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Information for Current Parents

Is your son or daughter struggling with their class work?
Organizational skills?
Reading? 


Students develop their own style of learning throughout elementary and middle schools that works for them. However, sometimes when they enter high school the skills that once worked for them no longer are enough. This is when Instructional Support Services can step in and help make your student’s high school experience more enjoyable. In most cases it can be as simple as developing a new organizational system, scheduling a consistent time to do homework, study and prepare for the next day’s classes, getting assistance from a peer tutor or identifying an underlying learning difference. Through a collaborative effort with the Guidance Department, Instructional Support can assist your son or daughter in developing more productive skills that will add to their academic experience here at Delone Catholic and aid them in their future academic endeavors.

Should you feel your student is struggling, please contact Mrs. Kim Cook, Instructional Support Teacher or your student’s guidance counselor for more information. Mrs. Cook is also available for consultation at Delone Catholic by calling 717-637-5969, Ext. 219 for an appointment.



Instructional Support Services

Mrs. Kimberly A. Cook
Instructional Support Specialist