Academics
Upper School

Student Support

Upper School Learning Center

The North Campus Learning Center at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks to support students in attaining success while maintaining the academic rigor of St. Andrew’s. By working with each student’s unique learning profile and emphasizing a strength-based approach, learning facilitators assist students in advocating for themselves and taking ownership of their own learning style. 
 
In order to attain this goal, St. Andrew’s provides a learning facilitator for the Upper School whose role involves communication and collaboration with parents and colleagues throughout the community. Learning facilitators provide expertise in interpreting psychoeducational evaluations for the purpose of pinpointing areas of need and designing strategies based on each child’s individual strengths.

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  • Learning Center Services

    • Coordination of academic coaching, tutorial, occupational therapy, and dyslexia therapy sessions throughout the day which are integrated into the student’s schedule.
    • Training in executive functioning skills 
    • Coordination of school based accommodations, such as extended time for testing, for those with documented medical or learning specific issues.
    • Coordination of testing accommodations with ACT and College Board for those with documented medical or learning specific differences.
    • Coordination of make-up work when students are out with long-term illness and school related excused absences.
    • Assistance with continuation of accommodations and services at the college level.
  • Accommodations in the Upper School

    Students who have a diagnosis of an approved learning difference are eligible for classroom accommodations, such as extended test time and preferential seating. The Learning Center partners with families and teachers to create an individualized Accommodation Plan for every student with a diagnosis on file. If you have questions about your child’s academic progress or accommodations, please reach out to Hollie Marjanovic at marjanovicho@gosaints.org.
  • Writing and Math Labs

    The St. Andrew’s North Campus Writing and Math labs are student led, collaborative efforts to offer a system of peer tutorial. Upper School students are chosen to serve as Writing and Math fellows and offer tutorial services for 1-2 hours per week during their study halls. Additionally, the Writing Center has an online submission service for papers and essays in which students receive feedback. For more information, email writinglab@gosaints.org or mathlab@gosaints.org Tutorial services in the Math and Writing labs are currently for upper school students only.  
  • Services Provided by Outside Professionals in the Upper School

    • Academic Coaching – A service for students in which they are provided with intense instruction on developing strategies which are suitable to their academic goals.  Academic coaches partner with families and the school to set appropriate academic goals and provide a layer of accountability to the student's progress.
    • Tutors – St. Andrew's maintains a list of tutors with expertise in a variety of subjects. These names are available upon request, and the Learning Facilitators can help you connect with one who might be a good fit for your child. We strongly encourage you to meet with our faculty or the Learning Facilitator first, as many challenges can be overcome without tutor support.
    • Dyslexia Therapy – Approved therapists, including those from Mississippi College’s Dyslexia Center, may meet with students during study halls or break on campus
    • Occupational Therapy – Approved therapists may meet with students during study halls or break on campus
    For more information on having an Upper School student working with a tutor in the Learning Lab, please email marjanovicho@gosaints.org
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  • Learning Center Resources

    Additude
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    International Dyslexia Association
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    Apps found useful for Dyslexics

Upper School Counseling

The Upper School Counselor is committed to supporting student wellness through the developmental, social, and emotional challenges of Upper School. Students are welcome to request to see the School Counselor at any time. Teachers and administrators can also refer a student if they think that they need support. The Upper School Counselor is also available  as a resource for parents.

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  • Upper School Counseling Services

    • Works with students to advance academic, career, and social-emotional goals
    • Collaborates with faculty regarding student needs as part of the Student Support Team 
    • Is available for parent, student, and teacher meetings 
    • Short-term individual counseling
    • Social-Emotional support during the school day
    • Community Referrals 
    • Collaborate with faculty  to create lessons for  the Upper School social-emotional learning and advisory programs

Upper School Nursing

St. Andrew’s offers nursing services to our students on both campuses. Our nurses see students in the clinic based on teacher referrals, administer daily medications, monitor acute and chronic conditions within the school setting, help devise plans with medical conditions that may impact the school day, and provide guidance as needed on student medical conditions.  We help coordinate medical needs when students go off campus, and provide training and updates to teachers on medical conditions as needed. Our nurses also work with our Student Support Services teams to help recognize students who may need support, and meet students’ medical needs at school.
The nurses manage clinics on both campuses providing services during school hours in all three divisions. The nurses maintain cumulative health records on all students, and work as a resource to all faculty and staff on medical needs. The nurses provide some health instruction in classrooms, and maintain up-to-date health policies for our students. We work to promote health and safety on both campuses.

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Upper School Health and Wellness

St. Andrew’s works to continually support the physical well-being of each student by introducing skills, strategies, and information to encourage long-term healthy life-style choices. Using multi-faceted and holistic approaches, students participate in age appropriate fitness curriculum, curriculum to address human growth and development, and programs that focus on taking care of their bodies and minds.
Our fitness programs are designed to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness, musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility. Fitness programs are organized by division. Middle school fitness emphasizes national standards for fitness and sport participation.

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Upper School Pastoral Care

Our chaplains nurture personal and community growth, foster healing and wellness, sustain those in difficult circumstances, guide students and families through decisions, and help members of our community reconcile themselves to God and others.

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  • Pastoral Care Services

    • Preaching and teaching regarding care of self, others, and environment
    • Short-term pastoral counseling regarding day-to-day or existential concerns, including hospital visits as needed
    • Community support during times of crisis, including coordination of response
    • Care for families experiencing change, both through illness, death and other forms of loss and through births, marriages, and other seasons of family growth
    • Assistance in planning and/or leading pastoral services for current members of our community and alumni, most often baptisms and funerals
    • Cross-divisional support of families
Foundations — Grade 12 • Jackson, Mississippi
South Campus | Infants to Grade 4
4120 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
601.987.9300
North Campus | Grades 5 to 12
370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
601.853.6000