Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, in its mission to educate and develop the whole person, provides academic support services through the Learning Center for students with a diagnosed learning difference.
Generally speaking, students who are admitted to the Learning Center have a language-based learning difference or ADHD and, as a result, struggle in the traditional classroom. The students in the Learning Center must have current psycho-educational testing completed by a licensed psychologist.
Students admitted to the Learning Center are expected to meet the curriculum standards required by Brebeuf Jesuit. However, students in the program may defer beginning classes for their World Language requirement until their sophomore year.
Learning Center students are taught study skills and strategies for many of the courses they take at Brebeuf Jesuit. Organizational skills are an integral part of the program. In addition, heavy concentration is placed on developing written expression skills and reading comprehension skills.
Students in the Learning Center work with one of the Learning Center teachers four to five class periods per week. Students may also schedule additional time with their Learning Center teacher during their Personal Responsibility Time (PRT). Each Learning Center teacher works with a small group of students per class period. There is an additional fee for the service due to this personalized teaching.