Academics

Sandra F. Birdsong Center for Academic Excellence

Our goal at Nansemond Suffolk Academy is to ensure the success of all students in a challenging environment. The Sandra F. Birdsong Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), funded by the Townebank Foundation, is designed to lessen the gap between a student’s achievement and ability level through explicit, responsive teaching and targeted research-based interventions.  

The center provides supplemental learning support for Pre K- 12 students to maximize each student’s capacity to learn. The center also provides professional development opportunities to faculty and staff to further their understanding of learning differences and differentiated instruction, which includes utilizing student’s strengths, learning styles, and interest to provide the appropriate level of challenge for each student. The CAE Coordinator works collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents and students to develop a plan for increased student learning.   
 

SUPPORT SERVICES

By offering individualized support, The Center for Academic Excellence prepares and empowers students to pursue a challenging curriculum, a college education and beyond. The following services are offered:
  • NILD Educational Therapy  (All divisions- provided by Nansemond Suffolk Academy and Discovery’s Inc.)
  • Academic Coaching  (Upper School-provided by Nansemond Suffolk Academy)
  • Study Skills (Middle and Upper School-provided by Nansemond Suffolk Academy)
  • TEACH – (Lower School-provided by Nansemond Suffolk Academy)
  • Reading Rescue (Lower School-provided by Nansemond Suffolk Academy)
  • Language and Motor Development (Provided by Infinity Rehab)
  • Content Area Tutoring (Provided by private tutors)

CONTACT

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Referral Process

Students may be referred to the Center for Academic Excellence by the division heads, the director of admissions, counselors or teachers. If your child is struggling academically and a learning difference has been diagnosed or suspected, please contact The Center for Academic Excellence to begin the referral process.  
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory private school located in Suffolk, VA. Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12.