Academics

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is dedicated to supporting students with diagnosed learning differences in becoming more self-aware of their strengths and challenges, taking ownership of their differences, and developing strategies for success.

LRC Services

No additional charges are required for LRC services to qualified students, which include:

List of 8 items.

  • Ownership Coaching

    Students meet regularly for one-on-one coaching centered in improvement in executive functioning, helping them grow in their ownership of skills in organization, time management, materials management and life skills that are necessary for academic success.
  • Parent Support

    Parents are coached as well in supporting their son in gradually taking on more responsibility and becoming more independent, with less and less parent monitoring, reminding and rescuing.
  • Study Hall

    Optimal study space including LED lighting on three dimmer settings, study carrels, wiggle and yoga ball chairs, standing desks, stretch bands, mini-tramp for kinesthetic breaks, weighted lap pads, noise reduction headphones, white noise machines, fidget objects and a break area.
  • Consultations

    The LRC provides consultations to students, parents and teachers who wish to grow in their understanding of executive functions, and the strategies, systems and structures that help students improve in their academic performance.
  • HSPT

    Qualified 8th Graders receive extended time on their High School Placement Test.
  • Accommodations

    Enrolled students may be provided with extended time on all tests, non-distracting environment testing, preferential seating, alternative note-taking strategies and more. Guidelines for accommodations are included in the FAQ above.
    Extended Time Sign Up
  • Executive Functioning Classes

    Freshmen enrolled in the LRC may attend Executive Functioning Class for extra guidance in developing organizational, planning, time management and other skills.
  • Relationship Development

    Students with high functioning autism and other neurological differences resulting in social deficits are provided with coaching to support growth in their ownership of social coordination.

Meet the LRC Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of John Barone

    Mr. John Barone 

    (713) 490-8212
    Role
  • Photo of Adrienne Villarreal Mathews

    Mrs. Adrienne Villarreal Mathews 

    (713) 490-8236
    Role
  • Photo of Kelly Thurber

    Mrs. Kelly Thurber 

    (713) 490-8127
    Role
  • Photo of Susan Ritchie

    Mrs. Susan Ritchie 

    713-490-8146
    Role