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Academic Support


The Academic Support Program provides comprehensive academic resources, support, and services for students. The goals are for students to develop increased self-esteem, self-advocacy, and academic success by working with individual students to create a learning profile tailored to their academic strengths and goals. The Academic Support Program partners with students, families, and the school to ensure students are prepared to maximize their academic potential. 


Tutoring is an additional fee service that is provided at Lipscomb Academy. Tutoring includes, year-round, subject-matter tutoring, reading comprehension strategies, math skills development, memory, and learning strategies. Group study sessions for midterm and year-end exams are also available. In addition to tutoring, we offer individual and group ACT preparation with ACT certified tutors and executive functioning courses using the SMARTS Curriculum. Tutoring takes place before, during, and after school and in some circumstances, in a virtual format. There is a $75 annual registration fee for these services. The cost for services vary. While not every student will require these fee-based services, every student could benefit from services offered by Equip. 

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Academic Accommodations

Lipscomb Academy provides reasonable accommodations for students who qualify through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a student who has a disability identified under the law receives accommodations that will ensure access to the learning environment. Upon receipt of documentation, a collaborative meeting is scheduled between the student, parents, teachers, tutor(s), student success coordinator(s), and academic support director to determine student eligibility. If a student is found to be eligible, a plan with reasonable accommodations is devised. Academic accommodations are provided to eligible students for an additional fee.

Information on the documentation guidelines at Lipscomb Academy and the Academic Support Program can be found here

For more information, contact: 

Kelly Swiggart, director of academic support: or 615.966.6472

Sam Stewart-Bell, success coordinator (6th-12th):

Ken Jones, testing coordinator (5th-12th):

Meet the Team

Heather Corcoran

Upper School Faculty

Alaina Griggs

Upper School Faculty

Ken Jones

Upper School Faculty

Samantha Stewart-Bell

Equip Student Success Coordinator

Kelly Swiggart

Director of Academic Support