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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.

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
Ms. Hannah Schwab

Ms. Hannah Schwab

Intervention Specialist
SAIL

The average ACT score for our SAIL students was 24.3 in 2020--that's in the top 25% of all students who took the test.

74% of our SAIL students achieved honor roll status in 2020.

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


SAIL Program Application

Student Contract
All students in the S.A.I.L Program agree to abide by these policies.

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Application 2021-2022