The Academic Pillar supports Episcopal High School’s mission by providing an education that prepares students for college and for a significant life beyond school. Our students receive an intellectually and spiritually challenging liberal arts education characterized by rigor and excellence.
- Academic Assistance Office
- Academic Assistance Policy
- Academic Assistance Program (AAP)
- Academic Help
- Grade Level Deans
- Department Chairs
The Academic Assistance Office is dedicated to helping each student succeed in the classroom. Its services include academic counseling, content area assistance, and executive function assistance. It also manages Education Plans for students with diagnosed learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and/or ADHD. All students can come by and meet with either learning specialist before school, during a free period, or during tutorials. They are here to help!
The School strives to respond “to the individual needs and capabilities of each student” (Mission of Episcopal High School). Because the School accepts some students who have one or more learning disabilities (reading/writing/math) and/or ADHD and whose educational testing reflects such learning differences, we offer Education Plans with minimal classroom accommodations, including 50% extended time to complete tests/quizzes. EHS provides assistive technology to students through access to audio books from Learning Ally. We do not provide curriculum modification. Psychoeducational testing must be performed by an approved testing resource. Parents considering educational testing for their child should contact the Director of Academic Assistance to ensure that the appropriate professional administers the testing the school requires.
Students who have an Education Plan with 50% extended-time must notify their teachers at least 24 hours in advance of any test/quiz for which they intend to use this accommodation so that appropriate arrangements may be made. It is the responsibility of the student to make the necessary arrangements with the teacher.
> Full Accommodations Policy
The Academic Assistance Office provides a combination of support services including academic counseling, mentoring, organizational skills training, and increased monitoring. The School determines those students who are eligible for inclusion in AAP and facilitates the scheduling of these students so they can receive this assistance during the school day in a monitored setting.
Director of Academic Assistance, Mrs. Jenny Cantrell, at email@example.com or 713-512-3677