Special Education

Cathedral Catholic High School is committed to creating a supportive academic learning environment for all our students. The CCHS Learning Center serves students with diagnosed learning differences. This includes students who are identified with a processing or reading disorder, in addition to students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other identifications.

The staff is committed to providing for the needs of students who have been identified with learning disability and are experiencing academic difficulty with the curriculum.

Learning Center

  • Received accommodations including extended time for test taking
  • Learning Center for a class period for extra support

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Options Program

  • Inclusive education for students with intellectual disabilities and or/delays
  • Students will earn a Certificate of Completion upon finishing their four years at CCHS
  • Peer mentors facilitate inclusion in typical CCHS classes
  • Support from special education case manager
  • Individualized curriculum design
  • Incoming freshman may apply

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Academy Program

  • Structured, specialized learning environment for diploma-bound students who desire a Catholic education
  • Ten students per grade with one general education teacher per subject with the assistance of a full time special education teacher in specific subjects include: English, Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Inclusion in the typical CCHS setting for Religion and all elective based classes
  • Incoming freshman may apply
  • The Academy is a non-college prep program.  Therefore, courses are not UC/CSU or NCAA approved.

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If you would like further information or to set up an appointment, please fill contact Dr. Megan Burton at mburton@cathedralcatholic.org or (858)523-4000 ext. 1215 or fill out this inquiry form.

Dr. Megan Burton
Director of Academic Support

(858) 523-4000 ext. 1215
Melanie Marvin
Academy teacher
(858) 523-4000 x1331
Shannon Sindici
Academy Teacher
(858) 523-4000 x1331
Kimberly McHugh
Learning Center

(858) 523-4000 ext. 1332
Shanna Tierman
Learning Center
(858) 523-4000 x1309
Jami Hallare
Testing Center
(858) 523-4000 x1354

In the News

Catholic Education for All Podcast: 3/13/19 Interview with Dr. Megan Burton about the 3-tier special education CCHS offers