The Aquinas Program is designed to provide academic instruction and assessment within a supportive, structured environment. This program supports uniquely gifted college-bound students who have been diagnosed with a learning difference in the areas of reading and language.
Aquinas students are placed in classes with a lower pupil-teacher ratio. Experienced faculty who receive in-service training and education in the area of learning disabilities teach the Aquinas sections. Lessons and assessment methods are designed to meet students’ individual needs and learning styles. Flexible class placements allow students to take advanced courses (AP, Honors) while still meeting their academic needs over the four years. The program’s Learning Specialists works with the Guidance Department to monitor student progress, academic performance and plans for post-secondary education.
Learning Resource Center
The Learning Resource Center is a 22 computer lab located in room 114. Students in the program attend Freshmen and Sophomore English in the lab where they have access to the numerous technological resources. Access is also granted to students during homeroom, lunch, before school, and after school.
Technology available: Kurzweil, ePrep, eBackpack, Turnitin.com, Noodletools.com, Copier, Scanner, Color Printer, Mac Computer, iPad, iTouch, Kindle, LiveScribe, Dragon Speak, Inspiration, Audio Textbooks, MP3 players, additional course specific resources.
Admission to the Aquinas Program is limited in each grade level in order to provide a supportive academic environment. The Aquinas program carries an additional fee of $2000 per year. Please see the below documents for additional information regarding application to the program.