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Special Learning Programs: Educating All God's Children

THE MODIFIED ACADEMIC PROGRAM (MAP) at St. Ann Catholic School is designed for students with special learning needs who require a modified academic curriculum. It is a hybrid program that utilizes a self-contained classroom, with opportunities for students to attend classes with their general education peers as appropriate. Instruction in core subjects is adapted to the student’s ability level. Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech/Language Therapy are offered on a weekly basis to students in grades 2-5. Students may continue their education via the Options Path at Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School and Charlotte Catholic High School. Learn More

PROVIDING ACADEMICALLY-APPROPRIATE CATHOLIC EDUCATION (PACE) at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School serves students both at elementary and middle school levels. In grades 2-5, the program is primarily delivered in a self-contained setting, with daily opportunities to attend classes alongside regular education peers. In grades 6-8, the inclusion model is used. The PACE classroom is designed to serve students who are struggling significantly in the areas of reading and writing. Students benefit from instruction using the Orton Gillingham approach. The goal of this special education program is to remediate reading/writing weaknesses, so that students may eventually return to the general education classroom with learning support, once they’ve acquired the content and skills needed to help them achieve on grade level.Learn More

THE MATTHEW-MORGAN PROGRAM, established in 2003 at St. Patrick Catholic School, serves students with Down syndrome. Enrollment is open to students in kindergarten through 5th grade. The program’s mission is to provide quality, functional, faith-based education in a classroom setting where each child can progress toward his/her individual potential. Basic academics and life skills are taught to help students become self-reliant and independent. The inclusive environment nurtures children spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Students may continue their education via the Options path at Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School and Charlotte Catholic High School. Learn More

OPTIONS AT HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL is designed for exceptional students who need an individualized, modified academic curriculum. Instruction throughout the day utilizes a combination of inclusion and self-contained settings based on the needs of the individual student. At the middle school, Options continues a special education path for students from the Matthew-Morgan Program and MAP. Students new to MACS may also be admitted at this level. The Options classroom prepares students for entry into Options at Charlotte Catholic High School. Learn More

OPTIONS AT CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL continues the K-12 path for students requiring an individualized, modified academic program. Students new to MACS may also be admitted at this level. The program is designed to give students a full high school experience, as well as prepare them for life beyond high school. This “certificate” path will also allow participants to explore various options available on college campuses for students with special needs. Learn More

"My son has grown in self-confidence and maturity. He feels secure in who he is. It has been such a blessing to our family for both my sons to attend together and have both of their educational levels to be met. We just feel so fortunate to have this opportunity available to us."