Academic Resource Center
The mission of the Academic Resource Center is to provide the support needed to allow all students to become successful learners in the Serra Community. This support includes helping students become self-advocates and discovering the accommodations that will aid them in their endeavors here at Serra, while developing a "set of tools" to take with them when they go on to college.
Mrs. Gayle Rosenberg, a Board Certified Educational Therapist, is Serra's full-time Director of the Academic Resource Center. Assistant Director Mr. Adam Jones also assists students in the Resource Center, and Mr. Sean Zurcher is the ARC's full-time tutor. In addition to working with students during the school day, Mrs. Rosenberg and Mr. Jones aid the faculty in teaching and making accommodations for students who have learning differences.
There are several programs in place that will aid students who have been diagnosed with learning differences. Please refer to our Resource Center Accommodations link to find out more.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Gayle Rosenberg, Director of Academic Resource
Click here to complete the ARC Supplementary Application for current Serra students
Click here to download our Academic Resource Brochure
Freshman Mentor Program
The seniors in the Academic Resource Program mentor the incoming freshmen who will also be in the program. Serra mentors will be matched with an incoming freshman to help them transition into high school.
Each Academic Resource Program student has at least one Team Meeting each academic year. The meeting consists of at least one parent, the student and Academic Resource Center staff. We meet to discuss the present year, use of accommodations and plans for the future. These meetings are mandatory in order to keep the student's eligibility current for membership in the Center as well as the College Board which monitors the PSAT/SAT testing.
The Academic Resource Center is excited to announce that Serra has joined Parents Education Network as a member school. PEN is a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic success to students with learning and attention difficulties.
PEN works with schools in the Bay Area to provide parent education and support and professional development for teachers, learning specialists and others. ARC Director Gayle Rosenberg is currently serving on the PEN Board of Advisors.
If you would like more information, please click here to be directed to the Parents Education Network website or email Academic Resource Specialist Gayle Rosenberg.