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The Learning Center’s primary function and goal is to assist all Academy students in becoming successful in achieving their academic goals. The Learning Center staff works closely with students, parents/guardians, teachers, and the Administration to ensure that each student’s individual needs are identified, addressed appropriately and tracked toward success. The Learning Center Staff recognizes that students have differing skills, needs, and learning modalities, and we are proactive advocates for our students. The Learning Center staff includes a multidisciplinary team, all of whom are dedicated to helping every student reach his/or true and full academic potential.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of:
Department Chair, who assesses students in reading/language arts, and works as a resource for the school and students, and serves as the liaison between the Academy and the public school system while advocating for the rights of our Academy students.
Math Specialist, who assesses students in mathematics and works as a math resource for the school and students
The Academy has a comprehensive annual program of additional assessments. The DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) assessment is administered to Kindergarten and 1st Grade three times per year. The Scholastic Math Inventory and the Scholastic Reading Inventory are given to 2nd through 8th Grade three times per year. The Diocesan Star test is administered to 3rd through 8th Grades quarterly, and the Diocesan Religion test is given in the fall and spring. The depth of the Academy’s testing program allows us to identify students’ areas of strength and areas for growth, as well as providing information relative to the effectiveness of the curricular programs.
In late April and early May, the ACT Explore/Aspire test will be given to all students in grades 3-8 to determine their academic path for college and career readiness.