Learning support is provided in each of our divisions by Learning Support teachers who offer a range of services including in-class support or small group instruction. The program is designed to serve a small number of students in need of academic assistance or with mild disabilities. Individualized support programs can be designed for students with moderate disabilities.
All students at FIS are expected to meet the academic demands of our curriculum. Success at FIS is based on the expectation that all students behave in an emotionally, socially, and responsible way.
In the Upper School, if the Learning Support team (including parents) comes to an agreement that a student’s learning will benefit from extra support due to a discrepancy between their performance and grade-level expectations, an additional plan will be developed. In order for students in Grades 6 to 12 to receive learning support services and accommodations, they must have a specific learning disability diagnosis that adheres to school policy. In special cases, some learning support services will be available to students without a diagnosis.
Due to the structure FIS has set up surrounding its current Learning Support program, the school is not able to accommodate students requiring intensive, daily individual help because of severe emotional, behavioral or learning challenges.
For specifics on qualifying for the Learning Support Program at FIS, please download our Guidelines for Documenting Special Needs.