Father Ryan High School's Cooperative Support Program (CSP) is designed to offer additional help and focus for students with learning differences. Our primary goal is to facilitate a student's efforts to become more independent in processing information and developing self-reliant learning proficiencies - fundamental skills for a student's success.
Our CSP Coordinator is a State Certified Learning Disabilities Specialist who identifies strengths and weaknesses in each student's ability to process information and apply it to daily classroom assignments. In addition to the CSP Coordinator, Father Ryan has three Learning Specialists, one of whom is a licensed psycho-educational evaluator. Several dedicated teachers with expertise in specific academic areas also work one-on-one to provide assistance and specialized tutoring for these students.
The coordinator works closely with the student, the classroom teacher and parents to make any necessary accommodations and provide essential support. Helping students become self-sufficient, responsible, life-long learners is a crucial objective.
The Academic Support Program is a parallel program that provides extra assistance for students who do not meet the qualifications for Cooperative Support but still require special monitoring and/or assistance.
The primary difference between the two programs is the level of assistance. Cooperative Support students receive daily assistance while Academic Support students receive weekly or bi-weekly assistance, as needed.
For more information, contact Ben Gatlin, Director of Academic Counseling, at 615-383-4200.