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    Learning Support

    Our Lady of Victory Catholic School offers a Learning Support Program to provide accommodations for students with disabilities who are integrated ("mainstreamed") into the regular classroom. Students who have an IEP or 540 plan from a public school are eligible for this service. In addition teachers working in conjunction with a student's parents may request Learning Support services for a student. If it is determined that an evaluation is needed, the student's public school of residence completes this evaluation. OLVCS faculty will help and guide parents and students through this process.

    At OLVCS, the Learning Support Program staff work in conjunction with Central Intermediate Unit #10 and Title 1 personnel to provide learning support services to meet both educational and social needs of OLVCS students.  Central Intermediate Unit Act 89 services provide support for students who need a 'boost' beyond the classroom. Further, some students may qualify for Title 1 reading support through the State College Area School District. Both Act 89 and Title 1 eligibility are determined by teacher and parent recommendation and further testing will be necessary to qualify. 
     
    Depending on a student's needs, OLVCS Learning Support Program staff can assist a student with mastery of grade-level subject matter through one-on-one support, homework help, and in-classroom support.  The goal of the Learning Support Program is to help enrolled students gain the skills and confidence they need to participate and succeed in the regular classroom.  

    For more information about Learning Support, parents may contact their child's teacher or the OLVCS principal.