Learning Resources

Educational Support: The Learning Resource Center

At Bishop Dunne we realize that all students learn in their own unique ways, and different learning styles benefit from different kinds of instruction and support. In order to support each of our students, and fulfill all their needs, the school offers a variety of resources to aid students with diverse learning styles.

Bishop Dunne serves all college-bound students, including those with special learning needs and those having academic difficulty in school. Bishop Dunne believes in the accessibility of a college preparatory education for all students. Students with special needs bring diverse and unique strengths to the school. The Learning Resource Center provides an inclusive environment and a safe haven with expert teachers and mentors. All will benefit and become independent learners and self-advocates—both important keys to success in college and career.

SOAR

The SOAR (Student Outreach And Readiness) is staffed by specialist teachers and mentors who assist students with time management, organization, grade tracking, tutorials, and communications. SOAR teachers are available each afternoon to work with students.

Tutoring, Math and Writing Labs

Bishop Dunne offers additional help in the areas of math and writing for students in need of more personalized instruction and extra time to complete the task. These math and writing labs provide more one-on-one instruction, building students' confidence and academic performance. These accommodations and other strategies enhance a student's ability to be successful in the classroom. Small classes further the opportunity for students to gain confidence and become their own advocates.

Accommodations for Learning Differences

Bishop Dunne has a full time counselor dedicated to supporting students with documented learning differences. A Learning Resource Department assists students with a writing lab, math lab, and specialized one-on-one tutoring.

The accommodations we can offer to students with learning differences include:

Individual instruction
Extended time for testing
Preferential seating
Specific courses with a smaller class size (in certain cases)