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Academic Support

Student academic success is important to us. We offer many ways for students to receive the help and support that they need to master required skills. 

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 
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
  • St. Joseph the Worker Program, led by Sheri Kreshock
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Program, led by Tracey McBride


AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
Supervised school tutoring every day in Room 901. Our NHS student offer help in every subject to any student needing additional help mastering a skill. 

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.

STANDARDIZE TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
Students who have academic accommodations in place at NDP such as extra time on testing or having tests read to them, may be eligible for similar accommodations on standardized tests such as PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP exams. Please read, download and print this letter for more details. 

WRITING CENTER
Students who need help with writing assignments or college applications can schedule a one-on-one writing session after school with outstanding and experienced English instructors. The Writing Center is open from 2:30-4:00 in Room 901 of the Academic Resource Center. Students needing assistance can schedule a one-on-one tutoring appointment.

Questions about this free tutoring? Email Ms. Carteaux, writing center coordinator.