Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center is designed to enable students with special learning needs to participate in Mater Dei Catholic School. Placement in the Academic Resource Center is determined by classroom performance, extensive testing, teacher recommendation, and consultation with parents. Students who qualify for the program are eligible beginning in grade one (1) for English Language Arts. In grades five (5) through eight (8), the students participate in the program for English Language Arts and/or Mathematics. The Academic Resource Center teachers employ cooperative learning techniques, partner activities, hands on activities, and individual small group instruction. A multi-sensory approach to language arts and mathematics is employed to respond to the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student.