Course Syllabus

Learning Center Syllabus Doyle 2020

Ms. Doyle

Academic Strategies, 2020-2021

What is the Learning Center?


  • On your transcript, LC is called Academic Strategies.  You do not receive a letter grade for this class, but you do receive credit.  To receive full credit, you must meet the requirements outlined in this document.
  • The core purpose of this class is to help you explore and evaluate your individual learning needs while receiving support in targeted areas (or what is on your IEP).  Individual goals and objectives are central to this process.
  • LC is also designed to help you develop and expand your reading, writing, self-advocacy, and organizing and planning skills.


All of the policies outlined below also apply to classes held remotely.


 What are the non-negotiable policies and expectations?


  • Be respectful to teachers and peers.
  • Adhere to the WPS Core Values (posted in classroom and on WPS website).
  • Be fully present, whether in the classroom or on Zoom.  
  • Be polite, clean up after yourself, and always follow the rules relating to COVID-19 protocols (social distancing, masks, etc.).  


Attendance (see school handbook for details)


  • Unexcused absences will result in class cuts.  
  • If you arrive after the bell (in person or via Zoom), it is a tardy.  
  • Please check in first before leaving the classroom or Zoom for any reason.


What are my responsibilities in the Learning Center?


  • Learning Center is not an independent, student-driven study hall.  
  • You are expected to interact with your special educator and/or teaching assistant throughout the class period.
  • You are expected to be receptive to learning new skills and strategies.  
  • You are expected to regularly participate in conversations with your special educator regarding subject area requirements and assignments, in addition to IEP goals and objectives.  
  • You are expected to engage in regular activities that promote self-reflection and awareness.



Happy new school year!  

It’s a new beginning! You can do it!

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