Academic Support

OFFICE HOURS
Teachers are present on campus from 7:15am - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday and are available to meet with students both before and after school. Students are highly encouraged to consult with their teachers during official office hours and to meet with them regularly for additional assistance. Parent/Teacher meetings can be scheduled for this time as well.

TUTORING
Tutoring is also provided by National Honor Society students on campus after school. NHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. Here at NDP we create an enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote worthy leadership and encourage the development of character in students.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER (FORMERLY THE ACE)
The Academic Resource Center provides support to students with learning challenges.  Students with identified learning disabilities and those students who are enrolled in or transition from the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Program can enroll in the course Becoming an Expert Learner to build skills necessary for academic success in high school and beyond. The ARC faculty provides specific academic support/ tutoring as well as ongoing 1-1 coaching and feedback for academic growth and skill development. Students can take this course more than once. Student Support Plans may be developed for students with learning disabilities to provide academic accommodations for classes and the SAT and/or ACT as needed.  

The ARC is the epicenter of our Exceptional Education Program which includes the: 

  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Program, led by Brooke Bales, coordinator 
  • St. Joseph the Worker Program, led by Ryan Pefley, coordinator 
  • St. Margaret of Castello Program, (still in development), and 
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Program, led by Tracey McBride and Melissa Riordan, co-coordinators 


AFTER SCHOOL STUDY ROOM
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, We have secured supervision for quiet study areas from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. for students who wish to do their homework on campus. 

  • Mondays = Mrs. Oliver, room 506
  • Tuesdays = Mrs. McDonald, room 704
  • Thursdays = Mrs. Belensky, room 706
  • Fridays = Mrs. McDonald, room 704.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
We hold one parent-teacher conference night on campus each year in the fall. It is invitation-only as determined by teachers. Students are encouraged to accompany their parents to the conferences. Teachers are always available to talk to all parents by phone or appointment. See our teacher directory for contact information.

Meet Our ARC Team

George Prelock

George Prelock

Titles: Director of the Exceptional Education Program
Degrees: B.A., English, University of Vermont
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 480-634-8353
Brooke Bales

Brooke Bales

Class of 2014
Titles: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Program Coordinator, Mathematics Instructor
Degrees: B.S.B.A., Accounting, University of Arizona
M.Acc., Accounting, University of Arizona
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 480-634-8291
Ryan Pefley

Ryan Pefley

Titles: St. Joseph the Worker Program Coordinator, English Instructor
Degrees: B.S., Language, Literature, and Writing, Eastern Michigan University
Post-Bacc, Secondary Teaching Credential, Eastern Michigan University
Email:
Jordan Cuda

Jordan Cuda

Titles: Academic Inclusion Aide
Degrees: B.A., Business, University of Arizona / Grand Canyon University
Email:
Fr. Phil Evanstock

Fr. Phil Evanstock

Titles: Learning Resource Specialist
Degrees: B.A., B.Div., Theology, Duquesne University
M.N.S., Mathematics and Physics, Arizona State University
Email:
Sheri Kreshock

Sheri Kreshock

Titles: Special Educator ACE Department
Degrees: Bachelors of Art, Psychology, Lynchburg University
Minor, Special Education, Lynchburg University
Masters, Counseling, Wilmington University