Academic Resource Center

PHILOSOPHY

Learning is a relational process. Through partnership with teachers, parents, peers and support personnel, students learn that they are able to be successful in the face of adversity. In order to become independent, students must learn to:

  • Understand their strengths and challenges
  • Learn how to use their strengths and access resources in order to overcome their challenges
  • Collaborate effectively with peers and adults
  • Set personal goals
  • Advocate for themselves

SERVICES

  • Access to notes
  • Preferential seating
  • Access to computer
  • Priority registration
  • Testing
    • private room
    • reader
    • scribe
    • clarification of test question
    • access to computer
    • 50% or 100% extra time

ELIGIBILITY

Any Archbishop Murphy student who has been diagnosed with a learning difference is eligible to receive AMHS approved accommodations, provided the following criteria are met:

  1. Testing documentation is current (within the last three years) and the school has a copy of the full evaluation.
  2. Diagnostic documentation must consist of testing and a written evaluation by a licensed psychologist. It must state the specific disability and provide complete educational, developmental and/or medical history

HEAR FROM GRADUATES OF THE ARC PROGRAM

COURSES & COACHING

COURSES: Academic Support is a class reserved for students with diagnosed learning disabilities. Educational testing with a stated diagnosis must be submitted to guarantee placements in the course. Students without a diagnosis may be eligible to take the course if space permits. Priority registration will always go to students with diagnosed learning disabilities. The course is designed to provide students with a structured, closely monitored learning environment in which they can develop the study skills needed to succeed in the classroom. This class offers cooperative learning environments as well as a strong emphasis on self-advocacy skills. In addition to the basic organizational and study skill strategies, opportunities for additional support for other academic classes are also provided.

COACHING: The role of the Academic Coach is to provide assistance and support for students identified and qualified for the Academic Coaching program. The coach will initially serve as an advocate for the student, gradually teaching the student to become a self-advocate. AMHS strives for students to become strong self-advocates and empowered to be in control of their own academic journey. The academic coach and student will work together toward reaching this goal.

EDUCATIONAL EVALUATORS

If families are interested in pursuing an Educational Evaluation, below are a list of some of the evaluators that AMHS families have used.

Gwen A. Lewis, Ph.D., A.B. Pd.N.
Soundview Psychological Associates
Heritage Building Suite D
555 Dayton Avenue
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-672-1850 (Office)
425-672-9625 (FAX)

Dr. Fredric P. Provenzano, Ph.D.
5506 33rd Ave NE, Suite D
Seattle, WA 98105
206-361-2343

Aaron Russell, Psy.D.
2804 Grand Ave, Suite 310
Everett, WA 98201
206-919-2686
DrAaroRussell@gmail.com

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First Hill Psychological Services
1229 Madison Street, Suite 1010
Seattle, WA 98104
206-919-2686 (Cell)
206-386-2200 (Office)

206-386-2202 (FAX)
DrAaronRussell@gmail.com
http://firsthillpsychologicalservices.org

Guy D. Oram, Ph.D.
Family Psychological Services of Kirkland, P.S.
1104 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
425-576-1817