Patriot Resource Center
Metro Christian Academy’s Patriot Resource Center is a unique and historically significant part of our heritage as a Christian school community. We are committed to providing individualized interventions and academic plans for students with learning differences as a fulfillment of our mission to serve the entire family.
We believe that identified students need instructional strategies, curriculum, and expectations differentiated to meet their unique abilities and potential. Small group class placement and individualized learning goals are offered as an extension of each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Each IEP states the necessary interventions and accommodations for a student’s successful mastery of learning standards. Instruction is facilitated by highly qualified educators, trained and certified to meet the diverse academic needs of students. The Patriot Resource Center Instructional Team works closely with classroom teachers to communicate needs, offer support, and assess progress.
For over 30 years, the Patriot Resource Center has provided Individual Education Plans to accommodate the specific learning needs of students in 1st through 12th grades.
Special Class Placement
Special class placement is available for a limited number of students who have professionally diagnosed learning differences. Class size is limited to ten students per class period. Highly qualified educators who are trained and certified to meet the diverse and unique needs of their students teach all classes.
Special class placement includes an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that specifies annual goals, as well as short-term objectives. At the Elementary level, the goals are based on needed academic skills, while at the secondary level, the goals are based on needed academic skills within the framework of required academic courses. A variety of methods including individual instruction, small group instruction, multi-sensory units, textbooks, iPads, SmartBoards, and project-based learning emphasize the mastery of concepts.
Each IEP states the necessary accommodations for a student’s successful completion of regular, mainstream classes. Special class placement is available in the following academic areas: language arts (Elementary), English (secondary), math (Elementary and secondary) and science (High School only).
Study Lab is an elective class available for students in 6th through 12th grades. The purpose of Study Lab is to provide a daily opportunity for structured study time with assistance as needed. It takes the place of one elective in a student’s daily schedule.
The use of an agenda is stressed in each Study Lab class to teach and develop organizational skills. Class time can be used to review concepts; however, the structure of Study Lab does not accommodate individual tutoring. Study Lab may also be used to complete exams from other classes — a student may complete the exam in Study Lab or be excused to the specific teacher’s classroom. Study Lab is limited to ten students per class period to enable the teacher to best meet the needs of each student.
Book Club is an elementary school level program providing remediation or reinforcement of academic skills in a small class setting. Students meet daily to enhance reading or other academic skills. Diagnostic testing is not required for enrollment and participation is at the request of the student’s teacher and parents.
- After School Tutoring
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Psycho-Educational Testing
A 504, which is similar to an IEP, is available for those students who do not need special class placement, but do have professionally diagnosed learning differences. A 504 documents needed accommodations which may include: extended time on exams, testing in a non-distracting environment, copies of instructor’s notes, a peer note-taker, or preferential seating.
Due to the customized nature of each program, the limited class size, and the specialization of the subject matter, additional fees are associated with the services offered through the Patriot Resource Center.
For more information about the Patriot Resource Center or any additional services available, please contact Nancy Stubblefield at email@example.com. She would be happy to share more about our specialized academic services.