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Learning Support Program

The Learning Support Program at Indian Creek School is a signature program, designed to facilitate student success at each grade level. Our community recognizes that each student has a unique learning profile, and all students bring their own set of strengths, perspectives, and challenges to their academic world. ICS also recognizes that student needs may be fluid, changing from year-to-year as students develop, schedules adjust, and goals shift.  Our Learning Specialists and Coaches partner with grade level deans,  advisors, and teachers to provide learning support for all enrolled students with the goal of creating independent and self-aware learners. The mission of the ICS Learning Support Program is to help each student achieve their learning goals by encouraging developmentally appropriate levels of responsibility, empowerment, and self-advocacy.


Learning Support Program in Middle & Upper Schools

The Learning Support Program for Middle and Upper School students offers tiered services:
  • Tier 1 is a free service for all students who have had an educational/psychological evaluation on file and are interested in receiving testing accommodations at school. Tier 1 includes the application of ACT/SAT accommodations along with an in-depth analysis of the Ed/Psych evaluation by our learning specialists and creation of a “Learning Snapshot”. Students in Tier 1 have the option to meet with a Learning Coach to better understand their accommodations and how to use them. Tier 1 services do not include required meetings on a regular basis with a learning coach.
  • Tiers 2 and 3 both provide enhanced learning services through daily, or weekly learning sessions with a learning coach. Tier 2 and 3 services have an additional fee based on the frequency of meetings between the student and the Learning Coach. Students in Tiers 2 and 3 may also receive Tier 1 services if they have the required testing on file. 

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
No additional fee $1,500 per semester $2500 per semester
Occasional meetings with Learning Coach Meetings with assigned Learning Coach 1-2 times per week.  Meetings between the student and assigned Learning Coach 4-5 times per week. 
Includes:
  • Application to SAT/ACT for approved testing accommodations.
  • Student “Learning Snapshot”
  • Meeting with Learning Specialists
  • Optional Meetings with Learning Coach as needed
Includes: 
  • Materials Management support
  • Focus on using a planner
  • Creating systems
  • Prioritizing work
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Bridging mild learning gaps through assistance and creation of learning strategies 
Includes: 
  • Materials Management support
  • Focus on using a planner
  • Creating systems
  • Prioritizing work
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Bridging mild learning gaps through assistance and creation of learning strategies 


Learning Support in Lower School

The Learning Lab for Pre-K through grade 5 is run by our Lower School Learning Specialist. Our Lower School Learning Specialist coordinates students' instructional/testing accommodations as well as provides targeted small group reading interventions for students who are reading below their instructional level. 

All Lower School students will have their reading progress assessed and tracked throughout the school year. Students who score below their instructional level will receive targeted reading interventions with the Learning Specialist within a small group setting.  Reading progress is continually monitored until that student is reading at their appropriate instructional level. Students who continue to struggle would be recommend for additional learning coaching. ICS can provide on-site learning coaching to those students for an additional fee. 
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.