The Achieve Plus (A+) Program is housed within the John McGuckin, Jr. ’64 Institute for Academic Success in the Center for Learning & Achievement at Brother Rice High School (BRHS). The program provides a supportive learning environment for any student who needs additional support in mastering subject area content. It is a student-focused support room where one-on-one, small group, and peer-to-peer tutoring is accessible.
In addition to tutoring walk-in students, students who need additional support may be assigned to the Achieve Plus Program during their study periods.
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Mon, Tue, Thurs, and Fri
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Wed
To receive a BRHS Student Support Plan for a learning disability, a student must have valid paperwork on file with a diagnosis. Valid paperwork would include a current IEP or a full psychological evaluation. A 504 plan, doctor’s note, or paperwork older than three years will not be considered acceptable for a BRHS Student Support Plan. Click here for the application form.
Valid paperwork must be submitted by September 30th of the academic year for the student to receive accommodations for the school year. Once the paperwork is on file with our Student Support Specialist, students will continue to receive the accommodations as detailed in their support plans through their time at BRHS.
In general, two supports will be provided:
Extra time is defined as time and a half. This is the time all other students are given in class plus an extra half of that time. All tests must be completed on the same day they are first taken unless special permission is given by the classroom teacher.
If a student is below the 12th percentile in reading or has previously had tests consistently read, they may be provided with a test reading accommodation and double time. Also, if a student has valid paperwork for dysgraphia or a learning disability in written expression, they will be provided with a word processor for tests in a separate location and double time.
Any disagreements with the accommodations provided will be resolved through a meeting with the Academic Support Plan Process Committee. This committee is composed of the Student Support Specialist, a counselor, a current teacher, and the Vice Principal.