St. Mark Catholic School

St. Mark Catholic School

Vienna, VA

National Blue Ribbon Scholar

Students With Special Needs

The Catholic school recognizes the beauty and potential inherent within each student. In an effort to foster continued growth, the school embraces the challenge to provide assistance and programs to serve students with special needs according to the resources available within/to the school. Parents are considered an integral part of the process.

In order to accommodate a student who has been evaluated for special learning needs, parents are obligated to share educational/psychological testing results and any resulting plan with the school. The refusal to provide such information is grounds for terminating enrollment in the school. A student may be admitted on a probationary basis with dates and criteria of evaluation clearly established in writing.

If a student has a documented disability, a copy of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Individualized Services Plan (ISP), 504 plan and/or Student Assistance Plan (SAP) should be maintained in the student’s confidential file. Students who have a documented disability but do not qualify for services through the local public school may be eligible for accommodations through a Student Assistance Plan written at the Catholic school.

When a student qualifies for special education services through the public school and will not receive services, an Individualized Catholic Education Plan can be written following the information in the Guidelines for Serving Students with Special Needs.

Failure of the parent to sign the Student Assistance Plan or Individualized Catholic Education Plan does not prevent the implementation of the plan.

Students with disabilities are expected to follow the school’s policies and honor code.

ST. MARK Catholic School Special Needs Student Services

The ST. MARK Catholic School Resource Center provides services for students with special learning and developmental needs. There are two fulltime resource teachers available for students needing both remedial services and or strategies to assist with learning disabilities. These services are provided on a needs-based assessment by the teacher, resource teacher, and principal. Registration for these services does not guarantee acceptance into the Resource Program. There is an additional fee for these services.

Category I:

  • Students needing tutoring services that supplement classroom work
  • Students receive aid in the Resource Room once a week
  • These students may need the aid of a resource teacher for one month but may not need the aid for the next month
  • Recommendation is made by the teacher, principal, and resource teacher
  • Availability of the resource teacher is also a consideration
  • $160.00 a month

Category II:

  • Students who have an IEP, ISP, or 504 Plan or who have a diagnosed disability through a private evaluator
  • Tutoring/remedial services that supplement classroom work about two to three times a week
  • Availability of the resource teacher is also a consideration
  • Two times per week = $200.00 per month
  • Three times per week = $240.00 per month

Category III:

  • Students who have an IEP, ISP, or 504 Plan or who have a diagnosed disability through a private evaluator and whose need for more frequent aid has been deemed necessary by the resource teacher
  • Tutoring/remedial services that supplement classroom work about four to five times a week
  • Four times per week = $265 per month
  • Five times per week = $290 per month

Category IV: Evangelist Program

  • Students with developmental or cognitive disabilities are enrolled in the Evangelist Program. Tuition for this Program is established based on the individual developmental needs of each child, the total cost of operating the program and the number of students enrolled in the program.

ST. MARK  School recognizes each child as a unique gift from God and we strive to meet their educational needs to the best of our ability. The staff is committed to working closely with the parents.