Does Regis Jesuit accept students with learning differences?
Students requesting services must:
1. Meet all regular admissions requirements.
2. Submit a current psychoeducational evaluation report completed by a licensed professional psychologist.* Students with an ADHD diagnosis must also submit a full psychoeducational evaluation in order to qualify for services.
To be considered current, the evaluation should be no more than three years old. It should include:
- A diagnostic statement of the specific learning disability;
- Complete results from comprehensive cognitive, academic and behavioral assessments upon which the diagnosis is based.
- Recommended accommodations to support the student in the school setting.
3. Commit to being re-evaluated when a new evaluation is due. (LS Coordinator will advise
4. Submit previous records of services or accommodations (IEP, ISP, LSP, 504 Plan). Please note:
504 Plans alone do not fulfill our documentation requirements.
Disclosure of your student’s learning difference, including documentation, allows Regis Jesuit to assess and support your student. Regis Jesuit does NOT discriminate on the basis of learning and/or other disabilities.
*Regis Jesuit does not evaluate for possible or previously diagnosed disabilities but can provide testing resources information.Learn More about our Learning Services Program
Accommodation plans are written for students with documented disabilities and are based on recommendations in the student's evaluation report. Accommodations that can be supported include: providing class notes, extended time on tests, an alternate setting for tests, preferential seating. Students are also supported with resources and monitoring through the Learning Services Office.
As a college preparatory institution, we cannot modify curriculum, co-curricular or behavioral expectations. For example, we cannot shorten assignments, extend due dates or alter testing formats.
Students with diagnosed learning differences achieve success through the development of self-advocacy and communication skills as well as the use of supportive resources. Learning differences do not limit goals or hinder success. The LS programs work with students to develop awareness about learning styles and individual learning needs. Organizational and time management skills are also a strong focus. Parental support at home and through a team effort with school staff is also vital to student success.