Learning Support

Academic Support

The faculty and staff at St. Dominic Catholic School work to provide a God-centered, student-focused approach to instruction.

Learning support

The Learning Support Team at St. Dominic Catholic School functions to provide students who have specifically identified needs with the services both inside and outside of the classroom to make appropriate gains based on their abilities, become independent learners, and promote lifelong learning.

We accomplish this by:

  • Creating effective learning environments given the resources and personnel available
  • Establishing a team-based support system among all stakeholders
  • Monitoring and communicating student progress to parents
  • Serving as a resource for classroom teachers and families
  • Collaborating with teachers and families to problem-solve, offer strategies, and assist in the child’s success

Education Action Plans (EAP) and Student Awareness Plans (SAP) may be created with the faculty and parents under the guidance of the principal should modifications to a student’s learning environment be made that are beyond the scope of quality classroom instruction.

Education Action Plans (EAP)

The EAP serves to document necessary modifications and/or accommodations made by teachers with support from parents to address specific learning needs of a child. The document is created to track interventions performed by the teachers in the event that further evaluation by the public school system or private doctors is deemed necessary. The EAP is developed by the
LST and parents. An EAP may also be developed after a child is evaluated by a team of doctors. Each teacher who has access to a child throughout an instructional day is privy to the information contained in the EAP and may be invited to be part of the process of creating an EAP. EAPs are evaluated every trimester, at minimum, in the event growth has occurred or problems develop. With the EAP, there are target goals in mind.

Student Awareness Plans (SAP)

The SAP serves to document accommodations and modifications for students who do not have an EAP but require assistance throughout the day. The document is created so that teachers are aware of what supports exist for a child in order for them to be successful in school. The SAP is developed by the LST and parents. SAPs are evaluated once a year.

Reading Teacher

St. Dominic Catholic School is grateful in being able to provide a reading teacher for students who require additional support in reading in grades 1-4. The reading teacher also provides diagnostic testing for individual students when needed. The reading teacher works in collaboration with administration, classroom teachers, and learning support team members to identify and work with students needing support.


St. Dominic Catholic School is committed to increasing the use of 21st century technology and skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. It is the role of the media facilitator to assist teachers in identifying the most appropriate resources to use in order to address specific learning objectives.

It is our goal to provide students with the best access and opportunities to contemporary learning resources to meet the learning goals and objectives of the curriculum. Exposure to various types of media allows students to begin to self-select the appropriate tools for a given assignment. this will better prepare students for the ever-changing world of technology as they move on to high school.

School Counseling

The school counseling program at St. Dominic Catholic School is a character-based program that supports the academic, personal/social, and career development of each student that is in line with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. The program offers opportunities for students to learn about themselves and other through classroom guidance lessons, individual counseling, and small group counseling.

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Learning Support Team