To ensure that every student at BMA reaches their full potential, the Academic Support Team will work closely with classroom teachers in an effort to properly identify and support those students who may need additional assistance in the academic arena. The department is comprised of three highly credentialed and experienced Learning Specialists, led by an Academic Support Coordinator. Once it has been determined that a student would benefit from the involvement of a Learning Specialist, the child’s parents will receive immediate notification. An important function that the Academic Support Team will provide is enhanced monitoring of student progress and communication of that information to the student’s parents. Additionally, the Learning Specialist will be working directly with both the student and his/her teachers in an effort to improve the student’s academic performance.