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Academic Support

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Badin High School provides special services for students with a disability. Each student served must have an Evaluation Team Report (ETR) from their local school district which identifies the student as one with a disability. Along with the ETR, the student must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) that can be shared with Badin.

All documents must be reviewed and a conference held with the Badin Academic Support Team to ensure services can be provided which will meet the individual student’s needs. There is a limit per year to the number of students with disabilities who will be able to receive services.

Examples of some accommodations that are provided are as follows:

  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Other Health Impairment (ex. ADD, Mental Health Diagnosis)
  • Mild forms of Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

All students who have a disability are fully included in the regular classroom setting, without modifications to the curriculum. Small group tutoring periods are available and provided as possible with the student’s academic schedule. Students are recommended for the appropriate level of each content area and provided the allowable accommodations as noted on their Individual Service or Education Plan. All students are required to take the State designated tests.

Badin has five Intervention Specialists on staff to provide support services to students with a disability. If a student is scheduled for a period of small group support, he/she will be provided with the following services:

  • Individualized instruction in each content area focusing on increasing comprehension,
  • Written expression skills, etc. by using the core grade level curriculum.
  • Developing a student’s organizational & study skills
  • On-going progress monitoring of a student’s academic performance and individual goals and objectives as noted on their Individual Service or Education Plan
  • Assessments given as needed to provide information to individual school districts as they continue to write an Individual Education Plan for the Peterson Scholarship or for those students who are in the process of completing their reevaluation to determine continued program eligibility.
  • On-going communication with the Badin staff and parents regarding student performance
  • Promoting the development of self-advocacy skills to further prepare our students for their post-secondary focus (college, world of work, etc.)

Determining Eligibility Factors

(If we have more applicants than room in our program.)

  1. Student's disabilities can be supported at Badin High School. (A copy of the student's Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and the Individual Service Plan (ISP) or Individual Education Plan (IEP are submitted and reviewed by the Academic Support Team by November 1st.
  2. Student has a current sibling(s) at Badin High School.
  3. Student attended a Catholic Elementary School.
  4. Student is Catholic.
  5. Student has registered on the Admissions site on to create a student admissions portfolio.
  6. Student attended Badin's Open House
  7. Student has shadowed or is scheduled to shadow at Badin before Christmas Break.

* Students interested in transferring into Badin between their 10th and 12th grade will be considered if space is available within the class they would join.

To learn more, please contact Bill Valerius, Academic Support Chair -

Academic Support Team

Bill Valerius, B.S., M.Ed.
Academic Support Chair

Katie Roark, B.S., M.Ed.
Intervention Specialist

Danielle Pohlman, B.S., M.Ed
Intervention Specialist

Jackie Noelker, B.S
Intervention Specialist

Sara Gertz, B.S
Intervention Specialist


Future students and potential transfers should contact the Badin Admissions Office for more information:

Natilie Carley

Natalie Carley ‘14
Director of Admissions
513.863.3993 x400
Direct Line: 513.869.4498

Jose Contreras
Hablo Español
Director of Diversity, Engagement, and Inclusion
513.863.3993 x237
Direct Line: 513.869.4497

Badin High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and guarantees all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.