Curriculum, LEP, Remediation & Adaptation
La Salle Academy is dedicated to providing a Christ-Centered Academic Education for childen. La Salle believes in the God-given dignity of all individuals. With Jesus as the example, students learn more about human dignity and respect for all life. Through dedicated teachers as role models, students learn to appreciate both similarities and differences in each other. In addition, they learn more about the rich tradition of our Catholic faith and what it means to be a Christian. La Salle students experience a variety of instructional activities, incorporating ongoing technology to enhance learning.
In the past, La Salle students participated in the PSSA testing. Students that remained at La Salle through eighth grade continually scored among the top percent for Berks County.
In addition, La Salle is academically competitive. In mathematics junior high students participate in Mathcounts which is held at Alvernia College.
La Salle teachers are dedicated to meeting the child at the student’s level, whether through LEP, enrichment, or remediation. Computers in every classroom enhance the learning process.
La Salle Academy is proud to offer an enrichment program for those students who qualify. La Salle’s Enrichment Program, LEP provides enrichment without the student having to leave the school. LEP activities can be carried over into the classroom and shared with other students. Students’ interests guide the activities to make it an enjoyable, challenging, and educational experience.
Students qualify for LEP by being evaluated by the school. The process involves parental permission, teacher input about classroom performance, and intelligence testing administered by the school psychologist.
La Salle Academy offers remediation in reading instruction for students in kindergarten through fourth grades. These services are provided through the Berks County Intermediate Unit.
Limited adaptations and modifications can be provided on an individual basis when necessary. Parents of students requiring these services meet with the Instructional Support Team, consisting of the parent, teacher, principal, and school psychologist to determine how to best meet the needs of the child.