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Academic Support

What is Academic Support?

  • An enthusiastic  team of teachers who specialize in assisting students with disabilities (mild learning disabilities, ADHD, and ADD)

  • An open, caring academic support center aiming to increase abilities, particularly by building up  organizational study skills, turning them into habits, instructing students in note taking, binder organizing, task analyzing, goal setting, and  test strategies. We provide a small group setting for tests, creating and  instructing students in the use of study guides, graphic organizers, and other detailed comprehension aids.

We  use the students’ strengths to empower them to win academically!


How do Students Qualify?

Step One: Parents, teachers, or guidance counselors can refer a student to Mrs. Linda Gerrek in person in room 203, by email at gerrekl@chsvb.org, or by phone at 757-467-2881, extension 1032.

Step Two:  We will send an application for the program.  With the application, you must provide evidence of a documented disability. Evidence is usually a  complete psycho-educational evaluation  within three years or a doctor’s proof and report of a disability.

We also assist with applying for College Board accommodations on tests once the student is in our program using these accommodations for at least three months.

Step Three: If accepted, you, your parents and I  will create a Learning Plan of Action that will encompass all things academic, including testing, organization, study skills, and general assistance in class. We will then set up times for you to see us daily or weekly. It’s important that you attend on a regular basis to maintain your academic fitness!


Can you assist a student who is temporarily disabled?

See us with documentation from the student's doctor if they have a temporary disability like a broken arm, concussion, migraines, or depression due to a crisis. We will be glad to help and make a Temporary Learning Plan of Action to help them get through the event.

Academic Support Faculty

Linda Gerrek

Linda Gerrek

Titles: Director of Academic Support
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Greg Lusk

Greg Lusk

Titles: Academic Support Assistant
Email:

What Students Say

"Thank you for supporting me during my time at Bishop Sullivan. No other teacher or administrator has treated me with as much kindness and open arms as you have."
-Graduate, class of 2019

“This year was amazing! I had so much fun learning with your help. I am grateful for this, and I thank you.”
- Graduate of the class of 2016