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We are excited about your interest in the Achievement Center at Christ Church Episcopal School. Through exceptional educational and service opportunities, fine arts activities, and athletics, Christ Church Episcopal School strives to educate each student to his or her maximum potential and value each student as an individual.
The Achievement Centerís mission is to enhance the CCES experience for all students, from Primer (K) through 12th grade. This aim is accomplished through enrichment, remediation, and support services across a wide range of disciplines and grade levels.
The Achievement Center faculty is a diverse group of dedicated specialists committed to meeting the individual needs of students while supporting and extending the rigorous academics offered at CCES.
I invite you to explore all that the Achievement Center may offer to your son or daughter. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally to answer any questions about the Achievement Center services available to students in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.
Pam Kaizar, Achievement Center Director
Academic Support Services
The Achievement Center offers a variety of services, including organizational support, standardized test preparation, keyboarding classes, time management training, and study skills classes. Offered each year, study skills classes are designed to supplement Christ Church Episcopal Schoolís curriculum with direct instruction in test taking strategies, time management, and use of available resources such as testbooks. Courses generally last for three to four weeks and are offered throughout the school day, afternoons, and weekends to accommodate student academic schedules and extracurricular activities.
Scheduled to run from six to eight weeks prior to published test dates, individual test prep tutoring prepares students for the PSAT, the SAT, and the ACT. It includes content review as well as test taking strategies, sample test questions, and helpful hints designed to assist each student in enhancing his or her test performance.
One-to-one academic coaching is available through the Achievement Center to assist students who struggle with organization, study skills, and/or time management. Coaches guide students through the processes of homework, projects, organization of materials, and time management. Coaches also work with students to develop advocacy skills needed to be successful at Christ Church Episcopal School and beyond.The Achievement Center offers individual tutoring in specific content areas for CCES students. Content area tutoring provides support for a specific class so that students remain successful in areas that might otherwise be difficult. Examples of content tutoring include but are not limited to modern languages, algebra, geometry, English, science, and history.
Students identified as highly capable may participate in Achievement Center enrichment programs. Enrichment opportunities include computer based progams in conjunction with outside agencies and independent study classes. Working collaboratively with students and their families, the CCES Achievement Center can design and instruct independent study in a wide range of disciplines.
Language Development Program
Through the Language Development Program, students may receive one-to-one or small group individualized instruction, guided by a certified practitioner or faculty member. Intervention sessions are designed to meet the needs of a student, as outlined in his or her educational testing. Using multisensory techniques, instruction focuses on the remediation of a studentís particular area of language weakness. Small class instruction, available for 3rd through 8th grade, includes sequential, multisensory, intensive instruction in decoding, fluency, comprehension, and/or written expression. This type of instruction is intended to narrow or close the achievement gap between a studentís academic performance and their ability.
Additional Support for Students
The Upper School offers foreign language study opportunities for students who, because of a diagnosed learning difference, may need an alternate method of instruction. This Language Study Program meets all requirements for graduation at CCES. Classroom and testing accommodations, which do not fundamentally alter the schoolís mission, are also available for students with identified learning differences.
Advocates for Each Student
Our community is committed to helping each student reach his or her potenial. Our faculty members are quick to help students problem solve and are engaged with them in and out of the classroom. If you are interested in exploring opportunities available at CCES, please contact the Admission Office at 864.331.4223. A visit to our campus will highlight the many ways in which the Achievement Center benefits the Cavalier community.