The High Marks Center strives to meet the diverse learning needs of typical learners as well as those with learning differences through enriched and individualized academic support. All students utilizing The High Marks Program will fully participate in school life including enrollment in typical classroom courses.
Mission and Purpose
The High Marks Program serves as an integral part of the educational mission of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington and Lexington Catholic High School to support academic success. High Marks is designed to assist all students who exhibit the potential to complete a college preparatory curriculum as outlined in the graduation requirements for Lexington Catholic High School.
The High Marks Center strives to meet the diverse learning needs of typical learners, as well as those with learning differences through enriched and individualized academic support. All students utilizing The High Marks Program will be enrolled in typical graduation requirements.
High Marks Learning Enhancement
The Learning Enhancement Program provides support for students with learning differences and disabilities such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our goal is to have students graduate with an understanding of their own learning needs and the self-advocacy skills needed to enter a post-secondary education with confidence.
Staff in The High Marks Center administer learning accommodations as well as learning interventions using particular resources such as Kurzweil, I-pad learning programs, and technology-assisted skills remediation. Students with Dyslexia have access to audio books through Learning Ally.
The High Marks Center also serves as a space for small group instruction and accommodation assessment for qualified students. Teachers assist students with establishing positive, beneficial peer and faculty mentoring relationships in subject specific areas as well as providing instruction in study skills and self-advocacy.
In-School Tutoring Program: This is a free, in-school tutoring option available to all students during their flex periods in specified locations. The tutoring rooms are staffed by a minimum of three faculty members from a variety of disciplines.
Students may voluntarily attend or may be referred to tutoring by a parent, teacher or guidance counselor. The High Marks tutoring program benefits hundreds of students across the entire spectrum of academic abilities.
After School Tutoring Program: The High Marks Center is staffed with faculty members after school until 5:30 pm Monday-Friday. This is an excellent option, available to all students, for completing homework in a group or individual setting, with the advantage of teacher assistance.