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Academic Support

Learning support classroom - new furniture

Bethlehem Catholic is committed to supporting its students academically in a variety of ways. Upon application to the school, families work with the Director of Admissions, the Academic Support Coordinator, and Guidance Counselors to assess any needed academic support. If a student qualifies for some supports but does not need to be scheduled into a Hawks Learning Support class, then a support plan is written and is overseen by the guidance counselor.

Hawks Learning Support (HLS)

  • Our Learning Support program is for students with a documented learning disability or learning need.
  • The program is available for students grades 9-12, with the goal to have each child become an independent learner and thrive in the academic classroom.
  • Students in the program have one Learning Support class every day. It is graded and is a credit.
  • The program is designed to support our students in their academic success, to create independent learners and to give them the tools to use in all their classes to be successful.
  • In the HLS classroom, we assist them in their subject areas, develop study skills, create positive organizational habits, and offer test taking.
  • When we start a student in our program, our department meets with the parents, student, and guidance counselors to create and write a support plan.
  • We work as a team with the subject area teachers to implement the supports in the classroom to best serve the student.

NHS Tutoring

An integral element of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Bethlehem Catholic High School is service, and service within the walls of our school is crucial. To that end, all NHS students are required to provide service to their peers by tutoring in the morning or afternoon at least one day a week.

When a student is struggling in a particular subject, he/she may obtain the assistance of an NHS tutor by completing a tutoring form that can be obtained from their teacher or guidance counselor. Once the student has submitted the form, he/she will be matched up with a tutor using a graph that contains the information on subjects and availability of each of the NHS tutors. Within a day, an email is sent to the parents of the student who requested assistance, their teacher and the guidance counselor with the day, time, tutor and subject. Attendance is monitored, and feedback is provided. Over the course of any given year, NHS members provide hundreds of hours of tutoring for close to 100 students.

Faculty Tutoring

All faculty members are available to assist students who may need extra help. After school tutoring is available for students. Each teacher has a different policy with regards to tutoring. Some teachers have set days that they tutor each week. Others have tutoring at student request. teachers share their tutoring policy with students at the beginning of the school year. Students who want extra help should be proactive and discuss this need with their teacher and set up times that are mutually agreeable.