Tigers are Empowered for Success (EFS)
The EFS Program gave me the skills to advocate for myself and receive the accommodations that I need for college courses.
I am very glad that NDB has an EFS program and I think it's been very helpful and valuable to my daughter and her learning.
I am grateful for all that EFS is doing. I like that EFS started to offer special events for the girls to let them know what options are available to them in college.
The Empowered for Success (EFS) Program is a four-year program designed to support and guide students with documented learning differences (i.e. cognitive, psychological, physical and medical conditions). Our program strives to empower students to become strong self-advocates and voice their support needs. Students in the EFS Program improve their self-determination skills by learning to make meaningful choices regarding their academic and personal goals. Our team offers regular check-ins to review student learning plans and teach students how to effectively utilize their accommodations based on their individual needs. Students are expected to meet the same academic standards as their peers, and they are often enrolled in Honors and AP classes. Our EFS scholars are gifted, highly motivated and dedicated to becoming active members of the Notre Dame community.
- Freshman Intensive classes
- Access to an EFS support page with resources
- Regular check-ins
- Academic support
- Collaborative meetings with students, parents and teachers (upon request)
- Review of student learning plans and accommodations
- Support technology
- Help with college applications
EFS Works to promote:
Executive functioning skills
Reading Support Program
Customized Learning Plans
Newly Designed Learning Center
The newly designed EFS Learning Center provides our students with ample space to collaborate and a quiet room for students to self-regulate during challenging moments. The EFS Learning Center also includes a quiet testing room for alternate test setting accommodations. Our EFS staff works to maintain a welcoming and calming environment for our students.