De La Salle Program
The purpose of The Sister Brendan Jordan De La Salle Program (DLS) is to provide additional support to students coming to Mullen who may not be academically prepared to succeed in a full CP setting. The goal is to meet the college readiness benchmarks by end of Junior year for students within accepted growth range, or to continue to make adequate growth each year in readiness benchmarks. Students can leave the program as early as freshman year based on assessment scores and teacher recommendation. Students are meant to be fully mainstreamed by Senior year at the latest so as to be prepared to enter into college. Students are asked to come in for follow up assessments if they fall below the 25% on the HSPT OR have partial proficiency on TCAP/IOWA OR based on information in their admissions files. The supports in this program come from classes specifically designed to support students in their study habits and provide explicit instruction on skills they need to succeed in a CP curriculum.
Students requesting services must:
1. Meet all regular admissions requirements.
2. Submit a current psycho-educational evaluation completed by a licensed professional psychologist. To be considered current the evaluation should be no more than three years old. It should include:
- A diagnostic statement of the specific learning disability
- Complete results from comprehensive cognitive testing, achievement testing and other measures on which the diagnosis is based
- Recommended accommodations to be used to support the student in the school setting.
3. Commit to be re-evaluated when the current evaluation expires (within three years of testing).
4. Submit any previous records of services or accommodations received previously (IEP, ISP, LSP, 504 Plan). Please note: 504 Plans alone do not fulfill our documentation requirements. Failure to disclose information regarding your student’s learning needs seriously hinders our ability to properly support him/her.
Limited accommodations are available to students with documented disabilities. They are provided according to individual needs and based upon the recommendations contained within the evaluation report.
Recommended accommodations we are able to support include:
up to time and‐a‐half extended time on tests, including final exams permission to tape‐record classroom lectures/presentations permission to use a laptop computer for in class note‐taking priority classroom seating as necessary accommodations on class assignments as determined by the teacher
Students with documented disabilities are successful if they possess the following qualities:
Self-advocacy skills Motivation to work at a level above and beyond their peers
Willingness to improve organizational skills Ability to self-monitor work and behavior habits
Parental support both at home and through a team effort with school staff is also vital to student success. Mullen High School is a college preparatory setting. We do not modify our curriculum, graduation requirements, co-curricular requirements or behavioral expectations in any way. For example, we do not shorten assignments, extend due dates or alter test-taking formats.
For more information please contact
Director of the De La Salle Program
303.761.1764, ext 3403