Central Catholic High School has a long tradition of educating and guiding young men of various abilities and backgrounds in a challenging and nurturing environment. The Academic Support Program continues St. John Baptist de La Salle’s legacy of touching the minds and hearts of students by supporting learning for students in all grades and levels, especially freshmen, and assisting Central Catholic parents.
Over the years, the Academic Support Program has come to be seen as an integral part of our Lasallian identity. A core value of Lasallian education, and a value long associated with Central Catholic is accessibility; students desirous of a Central Catholic education should be given every opportunity to attain one. Given the limited resources at the school’s disposal, the Academic Support Program is designed for students who are capable of completing a college preparatory program but might be deficient in certain skills or in need of some basic academic support.
The tutors, who are members of the National Honor Society and other very capable students, become “my brother’s keeper,” as they reach out to those students who struggle. Typically, the tutors succeed academically and willingly give of their time to help those students in need of support. The students in the Academic Support Program also teach their tutors. Tutors learn patience, empathy, and the ability to listen to students whose life stories may be very different from their own.
Tutors help students:
- Learn organizational and study skills
- Keep track of how assignments are progressing
- Review already graded tests and assignments
- Review grades online to decide where to concentrate effort
- Learn how to ask for help and advocate for themselves
The Academic Support Center is located in BRC1, Mrs. Lynch’s room, in the Brother Richard Center.