Student Accommodation Plans
A Student Accommodation Plan is Lake Forest Academy's version of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan. We ask that parents contact the Learning Resource Specialist, Katie Gilbertson, to set up accommodations for their children as soon as possible. We also ask that students be a part of the accommodation process so that they understand their accommodation plan and develop self-advocacy skills.
Typical accommodations that can be provided by Lake Forest Academy include (though are not limited to):
- Extended time on assessments (50% extra)
- Allowance for breaks during testing
- Preferential seating
- Testing in an environment that has limited distractions
- Recording of lectures
- Use of audiobooks
- Alternative testing formats (i.e. circling answers rather than using scantron)
- Cycle meetings with the Learning Resource Specialist
- Accommodations for physical or medical conditions
- Temporary accommodations for injuries or illnesses
Please note that setting up a Student Accommodation Plan does not guarantee accommodations (or the same accommodations) on ACT or College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP) tests.
To set up a Student Accommodation Plan, we prefer the following:
- Contact the Learning Resource Specialist early on in the student's academic career
- Submit documentation on the diagnosis and recommendations to the LRS. Documentation should:
- Specifically state the medical or psychological diagnosis (with DSM-V or ICD-10 codes)
- Be updated within 3 years
- Include the credentials of the doctor, clinician, or evaluator
- If any neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing has been conducted, please submit the testing data to the LRS
- Submit all accommodation plans from previous schools to the LRS
Further questions can be directed to Katie Gilbertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-213-0660.