Learning Center

The Learning Center offers Special Education services for our College-Prep Cathedral Catholic High School students. Learning Center services include classroom accommodations as appropriate for the student’s diagnosed academic needs. The learning center class is an optional elective course that is highly recommended. 

Learning Center Class Description:

In the learning center class, students learn study skills, time management, organization, self-advocacy, goal setting and receive academic support through mini-lessons and one on one advising. In addition, students will be exposed to various compensatory strategies and learn to utilize these skills in classroom situations and test-taking environments. Executive functioning skills will be addressed in alignment with the curriculum in order to reap maximum benefit and applicability. Students will be monitored frequently for academic progress, organization of materials and time management.

Requirements to qualify for Special Education Services in the Learning Center:

  • Psycho – Educational Evaluation within the last 5 years
  • Diagnosis with an identified impact on learning
  • NOTE: 504 Plans are not accepted at CCHS for Special Education qualification 

If your student has a current Psycho-Educational Evaluation & Diagnosis:

  1. Send the documentation including the Psychological-Educational Assessment to CCHS (Admissions for incoming students or Counseling for current students)
  2. The documentation will be reviewed by the Learning Center Team
  3. You will be contacted and accommodations will be put in place if appropriate
  4. Your student may join the Learning Center class if there is space available and fits within your student’s current schedule. 
  5. If granted accommodations, students can receive them without taking the class. 

If you suspect your current student may have a learning disability: 

  1. Contact your student’s counselor to review overall academic performance and discuss academic interventions available or currently used without Special Education services. 
  2. If current academic interventions are insufficient seek a Psycho-Educational Evaluation. 
    • The assessment must include both cognitive and achievement assessments and have a resulting diagnosed disability and outlines an impact on learning.
  3. Send the documentation to the student’s counselor.
  4. The documentation will be reviewed by the Learning Center Team
  5. You will be contacted and accommodations will be put in place if appropriate
  6. Your student may join the Learning Center class if there is space available and fits within your student’s current schedule. 
  7. If granted accommodations, students can receive them without taking the class.