Our Application Process

All students must apply using the Application Process for new SJ23 students.

To be considered a candidate for the Learning Center, student must have the following:

  • SJ23 application
  • All necessary documentation, complete and up-to-date.  See Documentation Required Below.

Acceptance:

Learning Center applications will be evaluated by committee on an individual basis. In addition to the required documentation, other criteria evaluated includes:

  • Applicant’s ability to be successful in a college-preparatory setting
  • Learning Center’s ability to meet the particular needs of each applicant
  • Prior educational history; pattern and practice showing an ongoing need for accommodations
  • Priority acceptance is given to current members of the St. John XXIII community and/or alumni of the school

All students applying for admission to the Learning Center must have appropriate documentation.

  • The diagnosis must be clearly stated and must be supported.
  • The evaluation must be current (within the last 3 years).
  • Educational & developmental history is evident.
  • The functional limitation is described.
  • Recommended accommodations are justified.
  • Evaluator’s credentials are established.
  • Students with Learning Differences or ADD/ADHD must have cognitive and academic achievement testing.
  • Students with Physical Disorders must have a recent medical evaluation.
 
 

The following are examples of commonly used assessments used to diagnose learning differences and the need for accommodations.

COGNITIVE ABILITY TESTS

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities
  • Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales
  • Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
  • Differential Ability Scales
  • Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TESTS

  • Woodcock –Johnson Tests of Achievement
  • Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement
  • Test of Written Language


Learning Center fees are as follows:

  • Learning Center Services  $3000
 
Please direct all questions to Andrea Smith, Assistant Principal of Academics at asmith@sj23lions.org
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