La Salle Supports

La Salle Supports

There are many programs that La Salle offers to support the various levels of ability within each student in every grade. The following programs include:

Summer Readiness Program

This four-week program prepares students for high school on both the academic and social level. It is available for all incoming freshmen and is mandatory for some as a condition of their acceptance to La Salle. The students are engaged in three academic courses (study skills, math and English). The program also includes one non-graded period; it is a Guidance/Transitional program that addresses skills such as time and anger management, orientation to school policies, including dress code, rules, etc., and recreation time.

CHIRP (Cardinal High Intensity Readiness Program)

For rising 8th graders, La Salle Academy offers CHIRP, a two-week program designed to challenge and inspire. CHIRP focuses on providing students with educational instruction in Mathematics and English and includes fun recreational activities to help students build relationships with their peers.

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CHIRP Plus is a two-week city-wide experience of intellectual stimuli that jumpstarts the La Salle Academy experience for 20 of our incoming freshman honors students. CHIRP Plus is designed to assimilate rising 9th graders into La Salle Academy. CHIRP Plus participants will become acquainted with the school and our East Village neighborhood as well as visit some of New York City's most popular educational sites, including the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, and One World Observatory. These excursions will allow them to interactively apply their academic skills in Mathematics, Science, History, and the Arts while they are immersed in NYC culture.

College Exploration Program

Available for rising juniors and seniors, this three-week program prepares students for the SAT exam and the college application process. Students also visit various universities in the New York City area.

SETSS/Special Education Support Services

La Salle Academy and Motivational Educators LLC work together to empower individuals with diagnosed learning disabilities to acquire the skills they need to access their post-secondary and work-related goals. Direct SETSS instruction is provided to students with IESP’s on behalf of the NYCDOE in a supportive environment, enabling students to remain in the General Education setting.

Resource Centers

Students have access to four resource centers after school—Academic, Math, Science, and Writing—which offer tutoring, project development, homework assistance and test preparation. The Math Resource Center provides assistance in integrated algebra, algebra 2 and trigonometry. The Science Resource Center offers help in the natural and physical sciences. The Writing Resource Center provides one-on-one tutoring for students working on any kind of writing for any subject area in any stage of development.