Student Support Services

Guidance (Pre-K-8)
The guidance provides age appropriate instruction in topics on social and emotional well-being. Some of the topics that are presented include: being good friends, being healthy children, being well-mannered, conscientious students, preventing bullying, and developing a healthy self-concept. The counselor is also available to meet with individual students and small groups as needed.

Title I Services
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Students that are zoned for these schools and have remedial academic needs are entitled to the Title I services to supplement the educational services provided by the private school. For additional information on services to eligible private school children, see the U.S. Department of Education Office of Non-Public Education website. The Polk County School Board provides these services for SJA students through the Learning Resource Center. The teacher works with the students in small groups for forty minutes, twice a week in reading and/or math.

Speech & Language Consultation
This consultation is provided by the Polk County School Board to assess, diagnose, and provide speech/language intervention to children who have difficulty with any aspect of communication. This may include difficulty with articulating speech sounds, following auditory or written directions, reading comprehension, phonics, reading fluency, processing or thought organization, or expressing oneself through speech or writing.