Additional Services:  Our Education Specialist

Trinity Prep is committed to a policy of inclusion as part of our commitment to serving a diverse student population.  Some students are very challenged by our college-prep curricula and expectations, due to learning differences.  While we cannot provide a separate learning path for these students, we can work with the student and parents to identify the student’s needs, and make appropriate modifications for a successful journey at Trinity Prep.

To best serve students with learning differences, we utilize the services of an Education Specialist (ES).  At Trinity Prep, this service will be available to all students and families, but no classroom or curriculum modifications will be made for students who are not working with the Education Specialist.  The Education Specialist is a support role designed to assist teachers and parents in their goal to best teach their students.  This support will be ongoing and available throughout the service period (academic year) as outlined below.  An individualized Modified Academic Plan (MAP) will be created for each student working with the ES.

The MAP utilized by Trinity Prep for students with learning differences is similar to a 504 plan utilized in the public school system. We can and will make appropriate and reasonable accommodations to a student’s learning journey at Trinity Prep, but do not offer alternate classes or tracks for students, due to our commitment to remain a College-Prep environment.

The ES will create the MAP via this process:
1.  Interview parents and student to learn about previous educational experiences, modifications, and accommodations, any past testing/evaluations and results, ongoing therapy and interventions, and goals for the student.
2.  Observe the student in his/her classroom(s).
3.  Confer with parents on observations in the classroom and their observations on student work at home.
4.  Ask teachers for feedback and recommendations; maintain this feedback loop throughout the school year.
5.  Create a MAP for the student and provide it to teachers and parents.
6.  Monitor the MAP via ongoing communication with teachers and parents.
7.  Assess the effectiveness of the MAP and make modifications as necessary.
8.  Maintain appropriate written documentation for the student and his/her MAP.

9.  Act as a resource for both teachers and parents throughout the school year, and suggest further strategies as needed.

MAP Tuition

K-5th

$500

6-12th

$1,000

For additional information, contact our Education Specialist, Staci Mahar, at education.specialist@trinityprepkeller.org