Learning Opportunities and Learning Lab

Advanced programming is provided to students through the local high school advanced classes.  Students in seventh and eighth grade participate in high school Honors Level Algebra and Geometry courses at two local high schools. A Gifted and Talented program, called Discoverers was launched in 2014 to meet the needs of our gifted population and to keep them stimulated and challenged. 

Faith Hope recognizes that some students need a little more support than others.  The Learning Lab, which has served as a model for other schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago, provides support to students who have been professionally identified with learning disabilities.  An educational team of teachers, parents, and evaluation staff work together to develop and implement an appropriate educational plan. Some programs used by students in the Learning Lab include Read Naturally, Slant and Explore the Code, Fast Forward, and CARS and STARS.

The Learning Lab offers support across all grade levels to promote and provide assistance in implementing a differentiated curriculum.  The Learning Lab staff is available to teachers in the classroom setting during instruction by supporting classroom instruction and working in small groups.  The staff offers alternative study techniques and tools, as well as modified assessment and evaluation methods.  In addition, the staff works to reinforce and improve study skills appropriate to the classroom curriculum and is responsible for spearheading the implementation of the school-wide Response to Intervention (RTI) program.