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Instructional Support Services

Delone Catholic is committed to the development of each one of our unique and unrepeatable students, regardless of special needs or learning differences.

Our Squires come to school with varying skills and abilities. They all look forward to a new and rewarding school year. All students can experience success. For some, this success depends upon receiving the right accommodations for their documented special needs or learning differences. Our Instructional Support program ensures that the school provides those accommodations.

Delone Catholic provides Instructional Support at no additional cost to the family.

The Instructional Support Program serves:

  • Students who have been tested (psychological testing) and have been diagnosed with a disability under IDEA (U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
  • Students who have IEP documentation.
  • Students who have 504 documentation.
  • Students who have a doctor’s or counselor’s note regarding a specific need for accommodations.
  • Students who are recommended by teachers due to consistent academic difficulties.
  • Any student needing extra help or a quiet place to work during their study hall (with a signed parent permission form).

The Instructional Support program: 

  • Works with parents and students to develop a student’s learning plan and provide an accommodation plan to classroom teachers. 
  • Provides testing accommodation according to the student’s learning plan, such as distraction-free environment for testing, extended-time, and/or oral tests.
  • Provides in-class support for students and teachers, including appropriate classroom materials as needed.
  • Helps students with organization and study skills.
  • Assists students in advocating for themselves.
     

Instructional Support Staff

Mrs. Kimberly A. Cook

Mrs. Kimberly A. Cook

Titles: Instructional Support Specialist
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Mrs. Mary Colleen McCann

Mrs. Mary Colleen McCann

Titles: Instructional Support Specialist
Email:
Mrs. Beth L. Taylor

Mrs. Beth L. Taylor

Titles: English Teacher, Reading Specialist, Instructional Support Specialist, Internship Coordinator
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Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg seek to serve as broad a range of students as possible. This includes students who have documented special educational needs and may require some measure of additional instructional support. In determining whether a school is able to meet the needs of prospective students, it is necessary to review all academic records, including psychological educational testing reports. Schools must be able to balance the requirements of a student with documented special needs against the resources available to the school and the student. Students having difficulty in school, for a variety of reasons, become discouraged, feel alone and dejected due to past or present failures brought on by their learning differences. The learning differences in students can vary from very minor to severe or involved. Regardless of their severity assistance and help are available. These learning differences could require some re-learning of skills - developing good study habits, special accommodations and more individualized one-on-one assistance.