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Title I
Title 1 reading and math services are funded through the Federal Title 1 program and allocated through the local public school districts.  The school districts contract with Catapult Learning to provide certified teachers to the school for additional reading and math instruction.

Written parental consent will be obtained for those students who are recommended by the classroom teacher to participate in this program.  Recommendations are based upon standardized test scores, classroom performance, and report card grades.  An initial assessment will be done to determine students' skill levels.  Assessment Reports will be distributed along with report cards at the end of each semester.  Teachers are available for conferences with both parents and teachers.  

Act 89
Reading and Math services are funded through Pennsylvania Act 89 and allocated by Westmoreland County Intermediate Unit.  The W. I.U. contracts with Catapult Learning to provide a certified teacher to the school for auxiliary instruction time.  Math and reading services may include (but are not limited to) reinforcement, skill practice, problem solving, enrichment, etc. These services are coordinated with the classroom teacher based on students' classroom performances.  The program may be flexible and allows every student this opportunity.  

Written parental consent will be obtained for those students who are recommended by the classroom teacher or principal to be seen on a weekly basis throughout the school year.  An initial assessment will be done to determine students' skill levels. The Catapult Learning Math/Reading teacher is available for conferences with parents and school faculty. 

Guidance     

Guidance services are funded through Pennsylvania Act 89 and allocated by Westmoreland County Intermediate Unit. The I. U. contracts with Catapult Learning, Inc. to provide a certified Guidance Counselor to the school. Guidance services may include (but are not limited to) whole class participation for help in study skills, career interests, social concerns, school problems, etc. Classroom teachers are involved in deciding appropriate topics according to Diocesan curriculum guidelines.

Counseling services for individual students or small groups are provided for specific needs based upon teacher and/or parent referrals. Parents will be notified and written consent will be obtained before ongoing sessions and/or assessments are scheduled. The principal must also give written consent before forms are sent to the parent. The Guidance Counselor is available to the students, parents, and school faculty.

Speech

Speech pathologist services are funded through the Westmoreland County Intermediate Unit.  Students are initially evaluated yearly in grades K - 2 and then on a teacher recommendation from grades 3 - 5.  Written parental permission will be obtained for those students needing to participate in this program. Instruction is tailored to the needs of the student.