Brother Rice High School has a long and dedicated tradition of developing each student’s potential for learning. Our goal is to meet the needs of students with documented learning disabilities or special education challenges who demonstrate the potential to succeed in a college preparatory curriculum. Both our FOCUS Program and our Individual Catholic Education Plans (ICEP) seek to help each student identify his strengths and become an advocate for himself as a student. Our ICEP’s are designed to assist students with a wide variety of challenges, including Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and a variety of psychological and emotional disorders.
We are happy to review materials for students who have a current Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Catholic Education Plan (ICEP), 504 Plan, or an individual neuropsychological report completed by a qualified neuropsychologist or a qualified licensed practitioner. Once we have evaluated the paperwork, we will be able to advise the student and his family regarding any accommodations we will be able to provide.
Please view the Brother Rice High School Accommodation Handbook to see a sample copy of a Brother Rice ICEP, as well as an explanation of each of the accommodations listed on a Brother Rice ICEP.
Students who have been accepted into our FOCUS program do not automatically qualify for a Brother Rice ICEP. Admission to the FOCUS Program is based on the results of our placement exam in January, review of the student’s grammar school academic record and interviews with the student’s grammar school teachers. The development of a Brother Rice ICEP is based solely on the student’s current IEP, 504 Plan, and/or neuropsychological report, and is not related to the student’s performance on the entrance exam in January or his grammar school academic record.
For students without a current IEP, ICEP, 504 Plan, or neuropsychological report, we are happy to provide referrals to parents who feel their son may benefit from an evaluation. If you are planning on having your son evaluated, or are currently in the evaluation process, please be aware that we are unable to provide accommodations until the evaluation is completed and the professional report has been submitted to us for review.
For further information, please contact our Special Education Coordinator, Amy Axelrood (773-42-4300 x175 or firstname.lastname@example.org).