Student Support Services
In 1680 in a small town in the south of France, a young priest named John Baptist de La Salle answered the call to educate the poor and marginalized by delivering a Christian education to as many young people as possible. The first Lasallian faculty of educators banded together to form the Christian Brothers, whose mission continues to be education throughout the world. In 1960, the Christian Brothers opened La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
La Salle High School has continued the tradition of offering a Catholic education to a wide range of young men. The Student Support Services team was founded to support a diverse array of learners under the rigor of a college preparatory program.
For more information, please download our Student Support Services Brochure.
Students are leveled based on their skills in the four core classes: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. La Salle offers three academic levels: College Preparatory (CP), Advance College Preparatory (ACP), and Honors Placement (HP). Students placed in CP classes will benefit from the smaller average class size, limited to 15 students per core class. The teachers of these classes use a team approach to help ensure that all students are on track and prepared for college.
An intervention specialist is paired with each student who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Individual Service Plan (ISP). Support from intervention specialists could include behavior management, academic skill development and organizational support.
Speech & Language Pathologist
The speech therapist provides large group, small group or individual therapy, covering multi-sensory techniques, pragmatic language skills and articulation for students with communication difficulties.
School psychologists provide mental health services that address needs at school to help students succeed academically, emotionally and socially. The school psychologist is responsible for the evaluation process, testing accommodations for college testing (ACT/SAT) and more.
Other Related Services
We contract with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center (HCESC) to provide Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Audiology
Autism Scholarships and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarships
La Salle is an approved provider for the Autism Scholarship and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship through the Ohio Department of Education. Scholarships attained through these two programs allow parents to select La Salle for their son’s high school education and use scholarship funds to provide special education services from the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Guided Resource Class
A Guided Resource class is required for freshman and sophomore students in College Prep level classes. These students work to develop skills in studying, time management, reading and homework completion. A teacher monitors and supports students with all academic subjects and behavior goals.
The Summer Enrichment Program, which takes place the week before school starts, reviews the summer reading assignment and organizational skills, along with an introduction to La Salle’s one-to-one tablet PC, helping students transition smoothly to high school.
All students are assigned to one of our highly skilled school counselors. The student and counselor work collaboratively to ensure student success in all areas.
National Honor Society Tutoring
The National Honor Society generously offers tutoring services before or after school.
Student Support Services Chairperson