The Learning Resource Center supports students who would like to expand their learning through the development of improved study skills, organizational skills, and time management. Learning specialists are available during designated office hours or by appointment.
Students Helping Students
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. in Room 114
Students Helping Students is staffed by a Learning Specialist and peer tutors trained through the National Honor Society. During the support hours, peer tutors work with students on homework questions, projects, essays, as well as test preparation.
Archbishop Spalding supports the varied learning styles of individual students. Any student requesting academic accommodations must complete a formal request (see below) for review by the Learning Specialists. Once a student is approved, the family will meet with the Director of the Learning Resource Center to create an official Academic Accommodations Plan which will be provided confidentially to the student’s teachers each semester. During the meeting, the Director will explain uses of the plan and responsibilities of the student (and teachers) in implementing specific accommodations. Please see the Request for Accommodations document for more detailed information.
Academic Mentoring Program
The Academic Mentoring Program is designed to closely coordinate the efforts of administrators, counselors, teachers, and parents to meet specific needs of students facing academic challenges. Students considered for the Academic Mentoring Program have already obtained support from the classroom teacher, the Counseling Department and other school services. These students are recommended by school administrators for the program.
The Aquinas Program offers enhanced academic services for an additional fee. Families must apply for the program separately. Admission to the program requires documentation of the student's learning needs. Students within the scope of the program are individually monitored on a daily basis. Extended Learning Resource Center hours are available to these students. Students have permission to work independently or with a Learning Specialist in the Learning Resource Center during homeroom and lunch (no appointment necessary). The center is also open as a proctored study hall, with student tutors and support staff, until 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Additional resources are also available to students such as audio text, SAT/ACT preparation programs, smart device application supports, and other tools for learning. Please contact the Director of the Learning Resource Center for more information.