Learning Resource Center

The primary aim of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at St. Catherine's is to provide direct homework assistance and individualized tutorial instruction for select students, grades 6-12, in order to promote higher levels of academic achievement as well as to keep up their interest in school.

Students are assigned to the LRC according to academic need by the Assistant Principal. 

It aims to teach and reinforce the following skills:

  • Note taking and outlining
  • Study techniques
  • Reading comprehension
  • Effective communication
  • Research skills
  • Time management
  • Goal-setting and accountability
  • Ensure homework completion and promote good study habits
  • Increase students' motivation with regard to their school work
  • Improve test taking and results
  • Improve relationships between parents and the school
  • Encourage the school community to take a greater interest in young people's success

Student Placement

The Assistant Principal will assign students to the Learning Resource Center based on the following general conditions:

  • Ongoing review of student performance along with teachers and guidance counselor
  • Parents request the placement following a conference with Assistant Principal
  • There appears to be academic difficulty in one or two subject areas
  • Returning students on academic probation will be assigned to the program
  • Additional placements will be made to the program through teacher referrals, mid-quarter warnings and report card grades
  • A student has an identified learning need

The Learning Resource Center is open for students Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. Students are also able to be in our Extended Day Program

Extended Day

Extended Day is an extension of our resource program into after school hours and runs from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Students are assigned by the Assistant Principal to a group that meets two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). If you feel your child would benefit from Extended Day, please contact Assistant Principal, Mr. Tillman

Other Resources

John XXIII Education Center

For anyone grades 6-12 who needs additional help with academic support, building relationships, planning for the future or building on skills contact the center. 

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