PANTHERS' LEARNING CENTER/PAWS PROGRAM
The Panthers' Learning Center (PLC) is our hub of student support and is designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students in order to foster their success and sustain their well-being.
The PLC offers two specialized classrooms, one traditional, one flexible. Also located in the PLC is space for students to collaborate with one another, work on projects together and share ideas with one another. A centerpiece of the room is a tiered instructional space with a large interactive learning board for demonstrations and easy viewing.
Students use the Panthers' Learning Center throughout the day for rostered classes, collaborative projects, subject tutoring, academic check-ins, extended-time testing, and quiet study. Additionally, students who just need to unwind and remove themselves from the chaos of the day will be able to find a quiet space created for them to relax and decompress.
The Panthers’ Learning Center is also the home of our PJP PAWS Program.
Panthers Achieving Worthwhile Success
Recognizing that all students approach learning from a unique and individual position, Pope John Paul II High School has created the PAWS program to best support our learners who require additional resources beyond traditional classroom offerings.
The PAWS program is available to students with a diagnosed learning difference that is supported by an IEP, 504 plan, or medical documentation and provides direct instruction to promote academic success through the Panther Performance class.
Students who are rostered for daily instruction in the PAWS program will be charged an additional fee of $2,000 (fee for the 2023-24 school year) for the year which includes the instructional program and additional, individualized support. Financial assistance may be available for qualified students.
National Honors Society tutoring from 7:00-7:40AM along with lunch and after school options (scheduled in advance using this form)
Lunchtime study opportunities
Academic Intervention support (by invitation for lunch or after school study sessions)
Home of the PAWS program, Panther Performance Class, and MCIU support classes
Individual check-ins with students during the day to create goals and study plans
Organization and study skill instruction
Quiet, after-school study space from 2:30-4:00PM (appointments required using this form)