Academic Support

Student Support Services seeks to meet the individual learning needs of students within the framework of Casady School curricular requirements. Each division at Casady has a Learning Specialist that works closely with students, faculty, parents and administrators to provide support for students with various mild learning differences. Students with a diagnosed learning difference may receive individualized accommodations based on need. Accommodations provided at Casady do not change our mission, programs, policies or staffing.

List of 4 items.

  • Learning Profile (LP)

    Students with a diagnosed learning difference are supported through Casady’s Learning Profile (LP). Some students with a diagnosed psychological disorder such as anxiety can also be eligible for a LP. 

    The Learning Profile (LP) is an annual reflection of the student's:
    • Learning difference or mental health diagnosis
    • Academic strengths & functional limitations
    • Academic performance
    • Accommodations needed
    • Goals to help achieve success & progress towards goals
    • Outside community supports and services (where applicable)
  • Documentation Guidelines

    To qualify for a LP and accommodations, a student must have the following on file at school:
    • A current* evaluation that is consistent with the ACT Disability Guidelines and the College Board Disability Guidelines
    • Documentation of a diagnosis provided by a qualified professional
    • Description of how the diagnosis impacts learning and/or school functioning
    • Recommendations for accommodations as supported by the psychological evaluation
    *In accordance with guidelines from College Board, ACT, and other professional best practices, an evaluation must be updated every 3 years.
  • Accommodations

    Accommodations are determined by the results of the diagnostic report and based on the individual needs of the student.

    The purpose of accommodations is to promote equal access for a student with a disability. While accommodations are meant to provide support and facilitate learning, they do not guarantee success.

    The most common accommodations include in ALL divisions:
    • Extended time (time and a half) on tests, quizzes, in class timed assignments and standardized tests
    • Testing in a separate location or small group setting
    • Increased academic monitoring by the Learning Specialist
    • Support with organization, study skills, test preparation
    • Preferred seating in the classroom
    Additional accommodations provided only in Lower Division:
    • Short-term individual or small group remediation in the area of concern
  • Standardized Testing

    Students who qualify for accommodations at Casady are eligible to apply for accommodations on standardized testing. Final approval of accommodations allowed on standardized testing is determined by either College Board or ACT.

Learning Specialists

Marla Linton, UD Learning Specialist & Team Lead 

Mary Parrish, Middle Division Learning Specialist

Tai Shriner, Lower Division & Primary Division Learning Specialist

Aimee Hanneman, Lower Division Reading Specialist
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Casady School is a PreK-12, independent, college preparatory Episcopal day school committed to deeper-level learning. Casady School welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs generally accorded or made available to students at the School.