Developing the whole child by
meeting students where they are.
The Learning Center (TLC) is a unique educational and vocational program offering targeted instruction outside of the regular education classroom. TLC enables junior and senior high students with special educational needs to develop their God-given talents and abilities in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. Taught by nurturing, godly instructors, the program educates the whole child in social, academic, spiritual, and vocational training. It is the only faith-based special education program of its kind in the Denver area.
The Learning Center is for students who:
- Have a diagnosed learning disability, including cognitive delays
- Require a modified curriculum for most or all core academic subjects
- Benefit from vocational training for post-high school job placement
TLC students receive an education tailored to their needs with an emphasis on real world applications. Each student has a Success Action Plan (SAP), a document similar to the public school Individualized Education Program (IEP). TLC classes offer a low student/teacher ratio of 6.5:1 capitalizing on individualized attention.
In addition to core academics offered in TLC, students have the opportunity to participate in electives with the FRCS student body at large, such as Home Economics, Guitar, Video Production, P.E., Choir, etc. When appropriate TLC students may register for regular FRCS academic classes. Additionally TLC students join in school-wide activities such as chapel, discipleship groups, sports teams (such as Unified Basketball), GO! outings, and drama productions. TLC is proud to partner with Score a Friend and the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).
The TLC vocational program offers job skill training on campus as well as internships through local businesses, where the goal is to get students part-time positions by graduation. On campus, students service a campus vending machine by stocking and tracking inventory as well as tracking profits using spreadsheet software.
The TLC has very competitive tuition rates and is a “one of a kind” faith based educational and vocational program for children with learning differences. As the program grows in interest and numbers an elementary section may be added.
TLC Application Requirements
In addition to the standard FRCS application requirements, applicants to the TLC will be required to submit the following:
- Documentation of disability
- Copy of the student’s most recent IEP or learning plan
- WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) test scores within the last 3 years.
- Woodcock Johnson test scores within the last year. If needed, FRCS can administer this test for a fee of $150.
Questions about TLC admissions requirements can be directed to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-531-4541.