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SAIL Program

All students learn differently; some students have such a unique way of learning that they need additional support. The SAIL Program, which addresses the needs of identified students, helps these students to stay on track so that their efforts will more clearly reflect their abilities.
 
The SAIL (Support and Accommodations for Identified Learners) Program exemplifies McNicholas’ commitment to caring for the whole person. We help students develop an understanding of their strengths and their learning styles, as well as their individual rights and responsibilities.  

Students in the SAIL Program are mainstreamed into college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement classes, and receive accommodations and services including one-on-one tutoring, coursework support, reading assistance, extended testing time, test readers, scribes, and weekly progress reports.

Students work with an intervention specialist who delivers personalized support, provides academic and college advising, monitors and consults with the faculty regarding the student’s progress, helps students to assume responsibility for their own learning, and promotes self-advocacy on the part of the student.

Students in the SAIL Program are expected to abide by the principles described in the Student Contract.

SAIL Faculty

Mr. William Cavanaugh

Mr. William Cavanaugh

Intervention Specialist
SAIL
Mrs. Val Combs

Mrs. Val Combs

Intervention Specialist
SAIL
Mrs. Jeanne Daly

Mrs. Jeanne Daly

Intervention Specialist
SAIL
Mrs. Renee Herndon

Mrs. Renee Herndon

Intervention Specialist, SAIL Department Chair
SAIL
Mrs. Mary Kiger

Mrs. Mary Kiger

Intervention Specialist
SAIL
9% of SAIL students take Advanced Placement and/or College Credit Plus classes.

9% of SAIL students take Advanced Placement and/or College Credit Plus classes.

68% of our SAIL students achieve honor roll status.

68% of our SAIL students achieve honor roll status.

I honestly don't know where we'd be today without the SAIL Program--specifically, the ability to teach my student to be organized with her time and paperwork (and ultimately her life) was a huge benefit. 

Parent of a SAIL student