Academic Support Center

Programs for students who learn differently. Available for Grades K-12.

Heritage Christian School recognizes that the Lord has created each child uniquely, with their own gifts, talents, and abilities. Heritage believes that a rigorous Christian education should be available to all students, and the mission of the Academic Support Center is to equip students identified with learning challenges to succeed both academically and in life as independent learners. 

Our Educational Therapists are trained through the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) in identifying and developing personalized success plans for a student’s unique learning needs. Because of the brain’s continuous capacity for change, Educational Therapy can be effective at any age.

Early Intervention - Search & Teach© (Grades K-2)

The Search & Teach© program is an early reading intervention program designed to meet the educational needs of young learners in kindergarten through 2nd grade, before they experience the frustration of learning difficulties. SEARCH is an individual screening assessment. TEACH is the instructional component of the program. Some of the distinctives of the program include:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Auditory perception
  • Visual perception
  • Visual-motor skills
  • Directionality
  • Articulation
  • Additional tuition
Educational Therapy - Discovery Program (Grades 3-12)

Determining the unique learning needs of each student, the Educational Therapy focuses on deficit areas through implementation of a variety of techniques, stimulating these deficit areas towards more efficient functioning. Some of the distinctives of the program include:

  • Non-tutorial
  • Individualized one-to-one instruction
  • Develops perceptual and cognitive skills
  • Integrates perceptual and academic skills
  • Improves school performance in reading, spelling, math, language expression, and handwriting
  • Therapeutic and academic support
  • Equips the student to become an independent learner
  • Parental partnership is important
  • Additional tuition
Academic Coaching Class (Grades 6-12)

The Academic Coaching Class is a comprehensive service for students who need to improve their academic and self-management skills. Heritage Christian School offers this level of support to help students achieve their academic goals and learn self-advocacy skills to become independent, life-long learners. Some of the benefits of the Academic Coaching Class are:

  • Small group setting (no more than 10 students)
  • Offered to Middle School and High School students
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Study skills
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Goal setting
  • Homework support
  • Reading more effectively
  • Additional tuition


For more information about this program please contact our program coordinator Sherry Crowell at 818-894-5742 or via email at