Students with Special Needs
Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia addresses the five components of effective reading instruction as identified by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The Take Flight program is taught by a Certified Academic Language Therapist. For more information about the Take Flight Program, please visit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
The Star Center is a multipurpose resource lab that provides additional services to help meet the different needs of certain students in our school population. These students are pulled out of the classroom and brought to the resource lab at designated times according to specific needs. The time spent in the resource lab is scheduled so as to not interfere with any new skills being taught in the classroom. Accommodations are followed if a written and confirmed diagnosis of a learning difference is on file in the office.
Websites and Parent Resources - International Dyslexia Association, ADDA Attention Deficit Disorder Association, Understood, Learning Disabilities Association of America, NCLD National Center for Learning Disabilities
Gifted and Talented Program
QUEST is the gifted and talented pull-out program at Prince of Peace Catholic School. It exists to provide identified students in grades 3-7 with a challenging and creative learning experience. Students in the QUEST program will participate in stimulating activities that help to foster critical thinking in an authentic learning environment.
Within this environment, students will use 21st century learning skills to develop and create projects independently, as well as through collaboration with their peers. Students will progress through increased levels of independence. Each student will have the opportunity to expand and develop their intellectual and/ or creative needs and work towards becoming a self-directed learner. The social and emotional growth of each child will also be central to the curriculum of the program. Students will self-evaluate to help nurture intrapersonal awareness. The QUEST program provides opportunities for excellence, creativity, leadership, and the improvement of self-esteem through the development of higher-level thinking skills.
Students will use higher level thinking skills to create and answer questions
Students will utilize divergent and convergent thinking skills to develop innovative ideas
Students will create products that demonstrate knowledge and understanding
Students will become fluent in presentation and communication ability
Students will develop self-evaluation techniques