Academic Support Services
St. Joseph’s offers several academic support services through our St. John Bosco Achievement Center Services, including:
Serves those students (grades 6-10) who have been identified as having learning disabilities and/or ADHD. These students represent a unique group of college-bound boys and girls who possess average to above average ability, but who require some assistance in developing academic and organizational skills. Students meet every day with the program director for a 45 minute period. Help is given in all content areas. Students must have a recent Psycho-Ed evaluation (completed within the last three years) on file.
Knights Success is a study skills and support program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who struggle with organization, study skills, and/or time management. The Knights Success instructor guides students through the process of note taking, homework management, projects, organizations or materials, and time management. Students are referred by teachers and/or administrators and meet with the instructor for a 45 minute period two times a week during the school day.
Freshmen Focus is a study skills and support program for freshmen. This program takes a ‘bigger picture’ approach. Rather than offer students tutoring for specific assignments or teach them content area skills, students work closely with the Freshmen Focus instructor to help ease the transition into high school. With the instructor, students develop skill sets including time management, test-taking strategies, study skills, and note-taking methods. Students meet with the instructor twice a week. Students will receive ½ elective credit for participation in this program. Students are referred by teachers and/or administrators.
Peer Tutoring provides drop-in academic support for all SJCS students free of charge. It is staffed with helpful peer tutors and an adult moderator. Class review, test-preparation, and time management help are typical activities for which Peer Tutors can provide support. Peer tutoring is available every Wednesday during the Study Help Session or as privately scheduled in Room 101 from 3:00 P.M. until 3:45 P.M. A peer writing lab staffed by members of the NEHS is also available on Wednesdays at 1:15 P.M. in Room 507.
Academic Coaching is a working partnership that focuses on the ‘process of learning.’ Together with an academic coach, students examine their learning styles, habits of working, and current difficulties or barriers to success. Academic Coaching is available to sophomore students who have been placed on academic probation and/or are recommended by their teachers and administration. Academic Coaching students must schedule a meeting once a week with the Academic Coach.
Available as needed. A list of Recommended Adult Tutors is provided, and it is the responsibility of the parent to set up time and payments. Approved adult tutors are allowed to come on campus to tutor students during their study halls, lunch, or after school.
Available for one-on-one tutoring as needed. A list of Recommended Student Tutors is provided. It is the responsibility of the parent to set up time and payments.
These are scheduled after school by each individual teacher. Parents should contact the individual teacher to check his or her schedule.
C.U.S.P is designed to provide academic support for students who have missed, or will miss, a significant amount of school due to a planned or unplanned absence. Three or more consecutive absences are considered significant and eligible for support. The program is designed to provide either proactive or reactive support, depending on the circumstances of the absence. This program also serves those students who have suffered a concussion and have been recommended for academic accommodations by a physician or athletic trainer.
Summer Academy provides summer opportunities including middle school summer school and high school credit recovery, as well as enrichment and remedial workshops for both middle and high school students. Additionally, college application workshops and essay workshops are provided to help rising seniors get a “jump start” on their college applications.
Below is a list of Upstate testing agencies which provide consultation and diagnostic assessment regarding various attention, learning, and social-emotional concerns.
- Clarity, The Speech, Hearing, and Learning Center
- Child Find Initiative (Greenville County Schools)
- Greenville Assessment and Learning Specialist
- Pettigru Counseling and Associates—Gloria Marcus
- Synergy Performance (Formerly the Lowder Group)
- Thomas Thorsheim
- Pat Goodyear, Behavior and Learning Potentials (864) 233-6508
- Anthony Kozakiewicz (864) 201-3024
Meet Our Academic Support Services Team
Dean of Student Academic Support Services
Phone: 234-9009, ext. 123
Education: BS Psychology – Clemson University; MSW, Master of Social Work – The University of South Carolina
Phone: 234-9009, ext. 117
Education: BSSW University of North Dakota; Associate of Practical Theology, Christ For the Nations Institute; MEd University of Florida