Naperville Christian Academy recognizes each child is a unique learner
created in the image of God. We offer different levels of support to meet the needs of our
students. The goal of our resource program is to provide students who encounter academic
difficulties the opportunities to find success, build confidence in their skills and become their
own self-advocates. Our academic support team works with parents, students and teachers to
help each of those served experience the love and compassion through the support that is
Once a student is identified as having a diagnosed disability, the academic support team (which
includes the resource teacher, classroom teacher, and parent) develops a Student Education
Plan (SEP), which outlines accommodations for the student. Depending on the students’ needs,
accommodations can be provided one-on-one, in small groups or in the classroom.
NCA provides the following services that align to the individual needs of
support students, or students with learning differences.
- Early Intervention: SEARCH and TEACH
- Reading remediation: Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, Wilson Reading System
- Executive functioning: SMARTS, individualized support
- General academic support: Testing accommodations, curriculum accommodations and modifications, one-on-one and small group support
The Towers program will allow NCA to reach a wider range of learners. It is designed to serve students who would not flourish within the rigor and pace of a standard NCA class, because of any number of moderate to significant learning differences or disabilities, who need full-time individual (or small group) instruction with a level of accommodation above that of the Bridges program (which helps students who are struggling in particular subjects, falling behind, or who have mild learning disabilities) but not that of a full special needs program (which would serve students with intellectual disabilities). The name Towers has been given to reflect that this program is intended for learners on a singular course of growth, building them a strong foundation, and brick by brick, stone by stone, raising them to new heights.