Student Life

Student Support Services

Health Services

The overall health and wellness of our Prep community is the fundamental priority of our Health Services program. The overall mission of our Health Services program is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of our students and staff. Students, faculty, and staff have immediate access to our full-time registered nurse.

Learning Resources

Modifications | Accommodations for ADD | ADHA and Learning Differences

Many students have learning differences that may require special accommodations to the regular academic program at Hilton Head Prep. We work with families to obtain the necessary documentation and evaluation of the student's strengths and weaknesses and develop a modification plan to enhance his/her learning process in the classroom. Our policy is based on the Educational Testing Service Consortium's (ETS) standard criteria for documenting ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities. ETS uses these criteria for determining appropriate testing accommodations. For information, please contact Learning Resource Specialist, Stephanie Pullon at 843-715-8511.

Diagnostic testing must be administered by a qualified professional such as a licensed school psychologist, clinical psychologist, educational psychologist or neurologist. Only testing from such individuals will be used for modification purposes. Testing must be current within three years of the time of the requested modification.

Documentation should include the following:
  • Diagnostic Interview – including an academic, developmental and family history for the presence of learning difficulties
  • Relevant Testing – assessing aptitude/cognitive abilities, academic achievement, continuous performance, tracking or attention, and information processing
  • Specific Diagnosis – based on diagnostic criteria
  • Test scores from standardized instruments
  • Evaluator recommendations
  • Interpretative summary

Reasonable accommodations may include:
  • Extended time on tests
  • Testing in alternate locations
  • Use of a laptop or tape recorder in the classroom
  • Consideration of spelling errors on in-class essays or exams as less serious than on daily work or papers and essays that are word-processed or prepared outside of class
  • Use of books on tape
  • Oral Testing – some oral tests may be given, if qualified by psycho-educational testing

School Expectations of Students and Parents on Accommodation Programs:
  • Demonstration of a solid work ethic and a willingness to work with teachers to develop strategies to compensate for areas of difficulty
  • Parent/teacher conferences as requested
  • Consistent and prompt attention to medication when prescribed
  • Periodic communication with all outside professionals and school personnel working with the child

Prep's Academic Support Services (PASS)

Hilton Head Preparatory School’s vision is for all students to experience academic success, to love learning, and to reach their highest potential. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness of all children and take great pleasure in helping them discover their motivations, passions, and unique needs.

For some, those unique needs translate into challenges in the classroom. Hilton Head Preparatory School provides reasonable accommodations for all students with documented differences, however, when needed or requested, Hilton Head Preparatory School offers a tiered approach for additional academic support. Where additional administrative and specialized instructional support or coordination is needed beyond what the classroom teacher and administrators can reasonably provide, additional support through the Academic Support Services Department are available at an additional cost.