Lutheran South recognizes and accepts the different gifts and abilities given to all students. The Spartan Center affirms special needs students and endeavors to provide them with a Christ-centered educational program that meets their individual needs. Not all students achieve at the same rate. Not all students learn in the same way. A knowledgeable awareness and a practical sensitivity to these needs demand the implementation of programs that will enable special needs students to make the best use of their various gifts.
Lutheran South's Spartan Center consultants provide various adaptations and modifications to the high school curriculum, test-taking strategies, and tutorial assistance to provide students with a strong, individual support system.
Basic Studies is an elective credit course offered to a limited number of students with diagnosed learning disabilities. The curriculum for the class includes strengthening note-taking, organizational, study and test-taking skills, reading comprehension, and written expression. Students may also have the option for dual enrollment with St. Louis County Vocational/Technical Schools.
We are committed to a program that encourages teachers and Spartan Center consultants to work together for the benefit of all students. We encourage students to learn with their peers while receiving extra support to meet their needs. Uniting the benefits of general education and special education, the Spartan Center strives to provide all students an equal-education opportunity. We prepare students for further education or employment to help them be successful after high school.
Lutheran South accepts approximately 10% of each class into the Resource Center program at no additional cost. A waiting list is often established. Please submit your materials as early as possible.