Lutheran High School South recognizes and accepts the different gifts and abilities given of all students. The Resource Center affirms special needs students and endeavors to provide them with a Christ-centered educational program which meets their individual needs. Not all students achieve at the same rate. Not all students learn in the same way. A knowledgeable awareness and a practical sensitivity to these needs demand the implementation of programs which will enable special needs students to make the best use of their various gifts.
Through the Resource Center, various adaptations and modifications to the high school curriculum, test-taking strategies and helps, and tutorial assistance become the tools through which a strong, individualized support system is provided for our students.
Basic Studies is an elective credit course offered to a limited number of students with diagnosed learning disabilities. The curriculum for the class includes strengthening note taking, organizational, study and test-taking skills, reading comprehension and written expression. Students may also have the option for dual enrollment with St. Louis County Vocational/Technical Schools.
We are committed to an educational program which encourages regular classroom teachers and resource center teachers to work together for the benefit of all students - a program which encourages special needs students to learn through the strong areas they have in common with their peers, while receiving extra support to meet their needs. By furnishing the structure for uniting the skills of general education and special needs education, the Resource Center strives to provide all students an equal educational opportunity. We help to prepare the special needs students for life after high school, which will include further education or immediate employment.