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Academic Support

Academic Support Program is a department created to help students with specific learning difficulties achieve success in their academic courses.

Goals for Students
  • Incorporate techniques and study skills which will help them compensate for their learning differences
  • Celebrate their God-given gifts and talents
  • Take ownership for their learning
  • To become independent, life – long learners
Criteria Considered for Acceptance

(Eligibility must be approved annually by the Academic Support Program Committee)

  • Parent must complete an application for services annually
  • Recent (last 3 years) formal evaluation from a certified professional on file at STM
  • and/or current accommodation plan and /or physician’s statement
  • Ability of STM to accommodate student’s needs with present resources
  • History of academic difficulty
  • History of student’s UTILIZATION of accommodations offered
  • Student is on an Academic Contract with the STM Administration
  • Teacher/Counselor recommended intervention
Possible Accommodations
  • Additional time on major tests, not quizzes
  • Distraction free testing environment
  • Ability to write on test or have test answers transferred on to SCANTRON form
  • Preferential seating
  • Intel reader / or computerized program
  • Note buddy
  • Additional time on standardized tests
    • accommodations through the STM Academic Support Program do not necessarily ensure accommodations on standardized tests
    • see section on Criteria for Extended Time College Entrance Tests

Contact Us


Francis Angers
Academic Support Director
Extension: 152
frances.angers@stmcougars.net



Julie Spedele
Academic Interventionalist
Extension: 222
julie.spedale@stmcougars.net