Moreau Catholic High School Academic Support

Moreau Catholic High School is dedicated to providing the support necessary for students to become lifelong learners while achieving academic success. This support includes helping students assess, identify, and advocate for their individual needs, while developing practical skills to carry with them as they enter college and participate in the global community following graduation.

Academic support programs such as Saint Andre and Saints and Scholars ensure students reach their goals. All students are welcome to use the Br. Gary Stone, C.S.C. Academic Support Center to get extra help from peer and faculty tutors, or just to have a quiet space to work and study.

Who was St. André?

The only saint to come from the Congregation of Holy Cross so far, St. André Bessette was a humble man who led a remarkable life of service. At Moreau Catholic, we strive to inspire students to become the living legacy of St. André in our community.

What is the St. André program?

The St. André Program is a special pathway which supports students of great academic promise in achieving the college preparatory standards of our school. St. André Scholars take a rigorous course load each year and are encouraged to participate fully in our rich extracurricular life.

What kind of support is available?

  • Summer Bridge classes focusing on math and science readiness before 9th grade
  • Study Skills class in 9th grade
  • Opportunity to take Guided Study classes after 9th grade for additional homework time and support
  • Smaller class sizes in core subject areas
  • Mentoring with experienced and caring faculty members
  • Fellowship and community building with their St. André cohort
  • Ongoing parent communication and support

How are students selected for the program?

Incoming freshmen are identified for the St. André Program by the Admissions Committee after a comprehensive review of standardized test scores, grades, teacher recommendations, and interviews.

Who can I contact for more information?

Ms. Kristin Hannon ’02
Assistant Principal of Instruction
khannon@moreaucatholic.org

Our Saints and Scholars Program (SAS) supports students who require accommodations in the classroom. The goal of the program is to empower students to advocate for their needs while providing support to address each students’ learning strengths and challenges.

In order to qualify for the SAS program, students submit current documentation that identifies either a learning disability or medical or physical issue that requires classroom accommodations. If approved, the SAS coordinator will meet with the parents and student to discuss an implementation of the accommodations in the classroom.

The program follows the guidelines set by the College Board regarding accommodations for the PSAT and SAT tests. Applications are submitted to the College Board and ACT in the spring of the sophomore year and/or fall of junior year to be considered for accommodations on college admissions tests. Students who are approved for accommodations can take the tests as often as they want using their accommodation.

The SAS coordinator collaborates with teachers in a confidential manner to ensure student privacy regarding accommodations. In an effort to help students understand their learning needs, the coordinator conducts individual and group coaching sessions on a regular basis to assist students with self-advocacy skills.

Students who enter as freshmen are welcomed with an orientation and luncheon where they meet with upperclassmen who are also part of the SAS program. A team-building activity helps establish and build a support network among the SAS students. This is also a leadership opportunity for the upperclassmen and allows for peer-to-peer support on an academic and social level.

In order to be considered for extended time on the High School Placement Test, documentation must be received by the Admissions Department by December 10. Once a student is accepted to Moreau, a current full assessment may be needed in order to meet the College Board guidelines. A list of assessors will be provided upon request.

The Br. Gary Stone, C.S.C. Academic Support Center offers academic support through a variety of programs, including one-to-one peer tutoring, drop-in tutoring, small group tutoring, supervised homework study, and mentoring support. Tutoring support is available in most academic areas for students needing assistance with a specific assignment or concept.

During the school day, the Br. Gary Center is home to Guided Study classes, extended-time testing for students with testing accommodations, supervised homework study, and one-on-one mentoring. The staff works closely with teachers and parents to assist all students in achieving academic and life goals that extend beyond the classroom.