Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success is more of an approach than a specific space on campus. All of our classrooms, offices, theater, library, art studios, and college counseling, are centers for student success. All members of our administration, faculty, staff, and coaches are called to work together to create an educational environment where each student is successful.

Those whose work is primarily in the Center are charged with assisting students and teachers alike with strategies and techniques to utilize in the classroom, maximizing the potential of each learner. The Center offers support services for students with mild learning disabilities or students who learn differently. Students experience academic success, self-advocacy, love of learning, and confidence when given this academic reinforcement. Our specialists work closely with teachers to develop new methods of learning within the dynamic expectations of a college-preparatory curriculum, while emphasizing skill building, use of assistive technology, and alternative approaches of learning. The Center recognizes and honors a student’s unique gifts, talents, learning challenges, and style.

In addition, the Center collaborates regularly with administrators in the areas of classroom and standardized testing, development and implementation of individualized learning plans, and study skills workshops in the summer as well as during the school year.

Our experts in education are also a source of consultation and coaching regarding teaching methodology, classroom techniques, and management of student interventions to support knowledge acquisition and a love of learning. In the words of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, we are here for the “sake of one child.”

JK3-Grade 6

Oak Hill offers several options for academic assistance. Tutoring or speech services are available for students with learning differences or who require additional support beyond that of their classroom teacher.

  • The Center Center for Student Success: Consultation, group sessions, and study skills techniques are available in the Center for Student Success by referral from the student’s teacher. There is no fee for this small group or individualized instruction.
  • Reading Instruction: Oak Hill’s Learning Specialist is available during school hours by referral from the student's teacher or the Director of the Center for Student Success. There is no fee for this service.
  • Private Tutoring and Speech Services: Learning specialists, reading specialists, and speech therapists are available during school hours for an additional charge. Payment is coordinated with the specialists.

Tutoring can take place on campus before, during, or after school. Appointments during the school hours are scheduled through consultation with the classroom teacher, parents, and the Center for Student Success.

Grades 7-12

Villa Duchesne offers several options for academic assistance. Teachers are available for consultation after school and during extended period and break. Tutoring is available on a fee-for-service model for students with learning differences or who require additional support.

  • The Center for Student Success: Consultation, group sessions, and study skills techniques are available in the Center for Student Success by appointment. Teachers, students, or parents may request the service. There is no fee for this small group or individualized instruction. 
  • Reading Plus program: Students who want to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, or fluency have access to a computerized reading program for use at home or during school hours.
  • Private Tutoring: Experienced, subject-specific tutors and learning specialists are available during campus hours for an additional charge. The specialists coordinate with parents for the payment for services.

Tutoring can take place on campus before, during, or after school. Appointments during the school hours are scheduled through consultation with the classroom teacher, parents, and the Center for Student Success.