Learning Resource Center

Welcome to Bellarmine’s Learning Resource Center (LRC). The LRC is open to all students as part of the Academic Commons. Bellarmine desires for its students to fully engage in their high school experience; we aim to see students grow spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

The purpose of the Learning Resource Center is to support students’ unique learning needs through collaboration with staff, faculty, students and their families. Bellarmine helps to ensure students have equal access to educational and co-curricular programming. In doing so, individualized services and reasonable accommodations are provided to students with diagnosed learning needs and disabilities. Academic accommodations and learning support services are voluntary and must be implemented within Bellarmine’s college preparatory curriculum. With a clear focus on rigor and readiness, faculty utilize various instructional strategies and methods for promoting academic success.

The LRC staff engage evidence-based practices to meet the needs of individual learner profiles. We are dedicated to cultivating expert learners who are purposeful, motivated, resourceful and accountable for their unique learning needs. The following menu of services is available through the LRC:

Professional Learning and Resource Dissemination


Ongoing consultation and collaboration with faculty and staff to consistently advance Bellarmine’s culture of inclusion and college readiness through increased points of access and engagement for effective learning.

Professional development and resource development to the faculty, students and their families, as well as the broader Bellarmine community.

Collaboration and Coordination


Strategic collaboration with College Counselors, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office, and Technology Department.

Academic intervention coordination and conferencing for students demonstrating academic support needs.

Individual Accommodation Plan (IAP) development and progress monitoring.

Assistive Technology consultation.


Individualized Academic Support


Individualized Accommodation Plans (IAP) for students with a diagnosed and documented learning difference/disability may include:

Testing accommodations.
  • Extended time
  • Quiet setting
  • Scribe/Reader 
Standardized testing accommodation planning. 

Homework management and goal strategy support.

Coordination for tutoring/small group direct instruction
NHS tutoring (peer tutoring).
*Content expert/strategist support (1:1 and small group instruction for students with a diagnosed and documented learning difference/disability)
Private tutoring provided on campus for students/families who have contracted with an outside agency.
Directed Studies Tutorial (strategy instruction and academic coaching for high school and college readiness)
  • Study Skills
  • Time management
  • Note-taking
  • Test Prep
  • Grade monitoring and goal setting
  • Executive functioning skills as needed
  • Self-advocacy    

Educational-Psychological referral network support based on academic student data

Open lab support after school
*Writing Lab
*Math Lab
*Specialized Directed Study Tutorials
Based on the current Curriculum Review and 1:1 Evaluation, we will continuously utilize data to determine what additional services are needed, and how the LRC can best support curriculum across all academic content areas.

Space and service priority is provided to students with a diagnosed and documented learning difference/disability. 

Note: * denotes those services that need development in collaboration with faculty and/or LRC staff.


Learning Resource Center Staff:
Dr. Kelly Goodsell - Director of the Learning Resource Center
Jennifer O'Loughlin - Assistant Director and Learning Specialist
Barbara Henderson : Contributing Faculty/Staff

Learning Resource Center Hours:
Monday - 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Questions?

For more information about the planned academic support programs in the Learning Resource Center, contact Learning Resource Center Director Dr. Kelly Goodsell Vice Principal or Curriculum and Instruction Bill Baerg.