Structured Study Hall

Academics

Catholic High School is a college-preparatory high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, founded in 1930 that strives to challenge boys academically while also teaching the truths of manhood – faith, integrity, and, as Father Tribou often stressed, duty.

 

Academic Support

Structured Study Hall

The Structured Study Hall Program is designed to assist students who may struggle academically so that they will have the study skills necessary to be successful at CHS and in college.
– The Entrance Exam will help us determine which students will need SSH the most.
– Parents should provide copies of any information (psychoeducational testing, etc.) that would help us understand and assist the student in case of particular learning differences.
– Students will be selected for SSH by greatest academic need.

Classes Offered:

  • Structured Study Hall
    • Freshman-only class. Students are trained in organization and active study habits, with guidance provided to assist students in applying the study skills to their coursework.
    • Skills taught: Organization, Task Management, Active Study Strategies, Grade Averaging, Note Taking, Test Preparation, Subject-specific Strategies, Exam Preparation
    • Other assistance offered: Subject-specific guidance, outside reading book strategies/reviews, proofreading papers
    • Class will replace study hall
    • Fee per semester: $375 (do not pay until enrollment is confirmed)
    • Small class size (up to 9 students)
    • Highly recommended for students who scored below 7.5 grade level on CHS Entrance Exam. Easily recommended for students who scored below 8.4 grade level on CHS Entrance Exam.
    • SSH is not a substitute for tutoring if student needs more intense 1:1 assistance

    The Structured Study Hall class with emphasis for those with Dyslexia Resources
    All of the Above, plus:

    • Parent must provide copy of evaluation report containing dyslexia diagnosis.
    • This class is recommended especially for those who have never received dyslexia intervention.
    • Instructor will teach the SSH skills listed below, including specific strategies for students with dyslexia.
    • Instructor will provide resources and train students to access information using technology.
    • Resources will be available to parents, especially those unfamiliar with dyslexia.
    • Instructor will assist student in learning to advocate for himself regarding his dyslexia.

*If you suspect your child may have dyslexia, you may request a free 20-minute screening from Ms. Head, our Dyslexia Specialist. She will be able to direct you regarding further testing if indicated.

Further Resources:
Reading Remediation Tutoring is available, pending Title I funding and tutor availability. Specific information will be announced during the school year as it becomes available.

Contact Ms. Head, khead@lrchs.org, regarding Dyslexia resources, reading difficulty questions, or free screening for suspected dyslexia.

If you would like your son to be in Structured Study Hall, please fill out the application below. For more information on Structured Study Hall, please contact Stephanie Hartnedy, SHartnedy@lrchs.org.

Application Form

 

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