Accommodations Program

The purpose of the Accommodations and Academic Support Program is to assist students with diagnosed learning differences achieve success in their academic courses. The Program provides students with basic strategies, academic skills, and knowledge necessary for them to realize their full potential and become independent, lifelong learners. The services of the Academic Support Program are designed to provide a supportive, challenging environment to students with unique learning differences. Course instruction incorporates techniques and study skills that help students utilize individual strengths to enhance academic performance. Bishop England High School is dedicated to ensuring that all programs and services of the school are accessible by providing reasonable and effective accommodations which promote success and independence in each student.

Prospective Student:

To qualify for such accommodations, students must have been tested by a licensed clinical psychologist or certified school psychologist within the past three years and must apply for specific accommodations:  Application for Accommodations.  The testing results and any current IEP or 504 plan should be forwarded to the admissions director along with the application for accommodations during the admissions process.

Current Student:

To qualify for such accommodations, students must have been tested by a licensed clinical psychologist or certified school psychologist within the past three years and must apply for specific accommodations:  Application for Accommodations. The BE Counseling Department oversees the application process for a current student. Questions should be referred to the student’s school counselor.

Funding:

For those students who are registered for our Options Program or who qualify for accommodations based on a diagnosis from a psycho-educational evaluation completed by a certified professional, there is a state funded program to assist families in tuition cost called Exceptional SC.  Please use this link to read more about the program and possible funding for school:  ExceptionalSC. We encourage you to sign up for its newsletters to be informed of deadlines and updated information.