Student Success Services
We recognize that each individual has been uniquely created by God and that learning takes place in a variety of ways. The Student Success Services (SSS) offers programs to assist the specific needs of students with learning differences.
The goal of SSS is to aid students in developing good workmanship qualities as well as a commitment to life-long learning. We encourage students to recognize their individual talents and abilities so that they may reach their fullest potential. The strengths of the student are used to encourage spiritual, academic, social, and physical growth.
A variety of programs are offered through SSS, which augment and reinforce classroom instruction for students who have been diagnosed by a licensed school psychologist or physician with a learning disability, processing deficit, or ADD/ADHD. In addition, we work with teachers and parents to suggest educational accommodations in the classroom, and we monitor the student’s achievements.
SSS faculty recognizes that a partnership with the parents of our students is imperative for the student to achieve the optimum benefit from our programs and services. This is developed and fostered through regular communication, parent training, and support.
Programs and Services
Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention (RTI) is small group intervention targeted at building reading skills for students in grades 1-5. Grade level groups meet twice a week for 30 minute sessions. Emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness, reading fluency, and comprehension. There is no charge for RTI.
Search & Teach
Academic Support Class
Meet the Director
Mrs. Mangum holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia International University and a master’s degree in elementary education from Bob Jones University. Mrs. Mangum also holds the following certifications: Orton Gillingham Level 1, NILD Level 2, Wilson Reading, and Brain Gym. She also holds a lifetime ACSI educator certification.
At SCS, Mrs. Mangum worked as an NILD Educational Therapist, taught reading, middle school math and Algebra 1, and Academic Support Class. Prior to becoming the Director, she served as the Elementary Coordinator and then the Middle School and High School Coordinator. Prior to her long-term experience at SCS, Mrs. Mangum served at another Christian school in the Greenville area as a teacher before serving one year as the Director of the school. She began her career teaching Wilson Reading and assisting teachers in the SSS department at SCS before accepting her first teaching job.
Mrs. Mangum and her husband, Mark have two Sabres: Christopher and Emma. She and her family are active members of Upstate Church in Simpsonville, SC.