Academic Enrichment

Academic Support

  • Academic Enrichment Program
Bishop Ireton’s Academic Enrichment Program is a course students may take in place of their study hall to supplement and reinforce their knowledge and understanding of the concepts taught in their daily classes. The program is staffed by qualified teachers and includes the core subjects of Math, English, and History, as well as Science and Spanish support. Along with re-teaching of subject skills, review for upcoming quizzes and tests is also provided.  The program offers a small group environment, giving students more opportunity for personal attention to their needs.  The Program teachers collaborate with the different subject departments so they are able to follow the daily curriculum and track student progress.  

The Academic Enrichment Program charges a separate fee in addition to tuition fees.  The fee for the 2018-19 school year is $2,575.00.

  • Academic Resource Support
Bishop Ireton has an Academic Resource teacher who provides additional supports to students who have Student Assistant Plans or are referred by their teachers for support. The resource teacher creates Student Assistant Plans based on private or public school testing, public school Individual Education Plans, Independent Service Plans, and 504 Plans. Student Assistant Plans provide recommended accommodations for students with documented specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, and physical disabilities. The resource teacher collaborates with subject teachers, counselors, and the school nurse, to provide students with the necessary supports to achieve success in all components of their school career. Working in partnership with the above team members and parents, a child’s academic, social, and emotional needs are supported, boosting confidence and providing the child with a sense of emotional well-being, all factors in a child’s ability to succeed academically.

Bishop Ireton has several other supports such as the Math Help Center and the Writing Resource Center which are available to all students.  The school maintains the Kurzweill 3000, a read aloud and study skills software program for students who have reading and writing disorders, as well as other assistive technology and software supports available through the library.

  • Connections
Connections is a program offered for freshmen during their first year at Bishop Ireton. The program provides support and assistance in transitioning to the high demands of a college preparatory curriculum. Connections provides a small environment to connect with other freshmen, strategies in organization and study skills, and homework assistance. The instructor works with students in daily preparedness, and planning for assignments and upcoming assessments. The instructor connects with subject teachers to monitor student progress, works with counselors as needed, and teaches students self-advocacy and how to communicate with their teachers and other members of the school community. The program is designed to provide a network of connections: academically, socially, and emotionally for our freshmen. The Connections Program is a non-credit course that students take in place of their study hall. The program is available to freshmen only. It is a first period course, and therefore meets every school day. Students who enroll in the course are required to remain in the course for a minimum of one semester. Students are not required to have a Student Assistant Plan to participate in the program. The Connections Program offers support distinct from the Academic Enrichment Program. If you feel your child needs support with academic content, Bishop Ireton offers all students our Academic Enrichment Program.   The fee for the Connections program for the 2018-19 school year is $2,060.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Is the Academic Enrichment Program at Bishop Ireton required?

    No, the Academic Enrichment Program is not a requirement for graduation at BI.  It is highly recommended for students who are having difficulty with certain subjects, or students who have a hard time studying on their own.  Students enrolled in the Academic Enrichment Program view the class as a second advisory, where they can sit down and relax as they process and review the information learned in other classes.
  • Q. How do I enroll in the Academic Enrichment Program?

    You may enroll in the program during normal registration, which is the suggested time.  However, you may find that during the year you wish to enroll into Academic Enrichment for additional support, which will be accomadated, dependant on vacancy at the time.
  • Q. Where can I find out more about the Academic Enrichment Program?

    The best way to learn more about our program is to ask either your counselor or an Academic Enrichment teacher for more information.

meet our team

List of 5 members.

  • Ms. Donna Mooney 

    Academic Enrichment
    (703) 212-5154
    George Mason University - Bachelor's Integrated Studies Special Education and Guidance
    George Mason University - Master's Special Education
    Marymount University - Master's Administration and Supervision, Catholic School Leadership
  • Mrs. Janine England 

    Mathematics / Academic Enrichment
    (703) 751-7606 ext. 1794
    California State University Fullerton - BA
    Naval Postgraduate School - MS
  • Mrs. Meaghan (Burnham) Leslie 

    George Mason University - Masters of Special Education
    Catholic University of America - BA
  • Mr. Jason Smith 

    Moorehouse College - BA
    University of the District of Columbia - Master of Arts
  • Brother Rick Wilson 

    Writing Consultant for Academic Enrichment
    George Mason University - M.A. in Writing
    The Catholic University of America - Ph.D.