Academic Resource and Counseling Center
Academic Resource and Counseling Center (ARCC)
Our Academic Resource and Counseling Center (ARCC) is a fee-based program serving students with a range of academic, social, and emotional needs, including those with minor learning disabilities, learning disorders, and learning differences.
This program helps those students gain mastery of skills and concepts necessary to become successful learners. We provide Academic Language Therapy to meet the needs of students diagnosed with dyslexia and other reading disabilities.
Hill Country Christian School also contracts with the Timothy Center of Austin to provide on-campus counseling services, at no cost, during the school week.
Lower School (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
Lower School ARCC consists of tutoring for students in kindergarten-5th grade who need support in math, reading, writing, spelling, and grammar. Specialists work with groups of three to six students, providing focused lessons in areas teachers and ARCC specialists feel are critical. Additionally, we have Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALTs) in training, who use the Take Flight program to meet the needs of students with dyslexia or who have difficulty learning to read.
To address the needs of Kinder Bridge and kindergarten students, our therapists are trained to provide Pre-Flight lessons to enhance pre-reading skills. The Search and Teach program is also implemented as an evaluation to assess five- and six-year-olds for reading readiness. Based on the results, students can participate in the program to strengthen the foundational skills necessary for learning and reading success.
Upper School (6th-12th grade)
The ARCC provides Upper School students with supplemental instructional support for math in one-on-one and small group settings with the school’s Academic Resource Specialist. Students meet with the specialist weekly for two forty-five-minute sessions and preview and review material the student learns in class. Students may also receive non-instructional support in executive functioning and study skills.
Students who qualify for dyslexia therapy, dysgraphia, or have a reading disability can receive services from a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) in training.