The Academic Enhancement Program at Rockhurst is open to all students, whenever they require specific help in anything from writing and testing to alleviating stress or dealing with a learning difference. A broad selection of specialized resources is available, always delivered with a student’s dignity and uniqueness in mind.
Available academic resources include:
- Student Success Center
- After School Study Program
- Academic Advice for Eight Graders
- Testing Center
- Study Skills Across the Curriculum
- Merit Cards
- Stress Busters Workshops
- LASSI Workshops (Learning and Study Skills Inventory)
- Individual Academic Counseling
Health & Wellness Resources
At Rockhurst, student success depends on the right balance of academic skills, good health, and physical and mental fitness. We understand that the high school years can be among the most challenging periods in anyone’s life. To help students perform at their best, the Counseling Department provides a number of resources that support their physical and emotional health and inform decisions that promote their own well-being, and that of others.
Specific programs include:
- Concussion testing
- Licensed psychologist on staff
- Athletic trainer
- Healthy school lunches
- Drug and alcohol testing
Throughout a student’s four years at Rockhurst — and even before — standardized testing is a fact of life, one the Counseling Department strives to help every Rockhurst student embrace. It’s no accident that the average test scores for Rockhurst students are among the highest of any Kansas City-area high school. From preparation to coordination, we make available a number of resources and a regimen that helps students maximize their test scores and college qualifications.
Visit our Standardized Testing Page for further information.
In order for a student to be considered for accommodations, results of diagnostic testing must be presented to Scott Reagan, Director of Standardized Testing. The completed diagnostic consists of the following:
- Statement of specific disability and how it affects the student: This diagnosis must be current within three years
- Disability code as specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMIV) is preferred
- Relevant educational, developmental, and medical history
- Description of the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis
- Description of functional limitations supported by the test results
- Description of the specific accommodations requested
- Professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification and areas of specialty
For further information about eligibility and accommodations, please contact Scott Reagan in the counseling office.