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St. Ann-Bartlett LIFE Program


Assistant Principal

Mr. Didier Aur

(901) 373-1226

Learning Individualized for Excellence (LIFE) Grades 1-8 The LIFE program at St. Ann School is offered in the areas of math and reading in conjunction with the regular classroom program.

Instruction is given at a pace commensurate with the student's ability. The program uses the same texts as the regular classroom. Multi-sensory approaches are used in small group settings.

St. Benedict at Auburndale Plus Program



Terri Dickens

The PLUS Program is a part of the St. Benedict college prep curriculum. The program serves students with a diagnosed learning disability and an average to above average intelligence in preparation for college.

Acceptance to the PLUS Program is based on a psychological evaluation that is no more than three years old, previous school records, the high school placement test, interviews with the student and parents and in-house testing, if needed. The evaluation team reviews these documents, and recommendations are presented to the applicantís parent. Placement in other special programs does not guarantee acceptance in St. Benedictís PLUS Program.

Students in SBAís PLUS Program must follow and pass the curriculum mandated by the state of Tennessee in order to receive a high school diploma from St. Benedict. No IEP is written; however, a Profile is developed from the psychological testing that consists of the studentís strengths, weaknesses, accommodations and learning difficulty.

The small teacher/pupil ratio, individual and classroom accommodations, parental support and positive teaching result in a strong work ethic and academic growth which instills confidence and builds selfesteem in our students. Accommodations recommended in the diagnostic testing which hinder the preparation for higher education may not be offered.

Students enrolled in the PLUS Program may take some traditional or honors classes and schedules are reviewed yearly in order to meet individual needs.

The PLUS Program has helped many students graduate from high school by giving them the ability and skills to continue their education. However, it is a rigorous college prep program. Parents and the students must be committed to the high standards of the college prep curriculum.

For the forms required to complete and submit an application, please refer to the Admissions Process section. Please note the two additional items required for application to the PLUS Program.

Holy Rosary Learning Lab


Assistant Principal

Mrs. Anne Gardino


The Learning Lab program is offered to students experiencing significant academic difficulty. Learning Lab for grades K-4 is a supplemental class to enhance the regular classroom curriculum. The student meets with a certified Special Education teacher at least three times each week for Math and/or Language Arts.

Students in grades 5-8 who have been recommended by a teacher, phychologist and/or administration and have parental permission, meet with a certified Special Education teacher for Language Arts and/or Math daily during the regular schedule. Our goal for each student is to build on his strengths, help him to be successful and transition back to the regular classroom. Learning Lab is divided into three groups: K-3, grades 4-6 and Junior High.

St. Francis of Assisi PLUS Program



Mrs. Stephanie Jones

(901) 388-7321

Positive Learning Utilizes Strategies (PLUS) Grades 2-8

By identifying and building upon strengths and instilling confidence, the PLUS program at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School assists students who are experiencing difficulties in a traditional educational environment because of diagnosed learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders.

The ultimate goal of the PLUS program is to prepare students to transition into the traditional academic setting by providing them with the appropriate skills to meet individual learning challenges. PLUS students, parents and teachers commit to a rigorous course of study requiring daily attendance, academic diligence and disciplined behavior.

Memphis Catholic High School and Middle School



Debra Robinson

(901) 276-1221

Education That Works

The corporate internship program is a win-win situation. It's a win for students and it's a win for the organizations employing them. By assuming the role of an employee leasing company, Memphis Catholic has streamlined the process for employing their students.

The students are not on the payroll of the employing organization. Rather they are employees of the school's separately incorporated corporate internship program, Education That Works, LLC, which the sponsoring organization pays quarterly, annually or monthly for the services of the students.

Catholic Schools: Educating our youth in truth for the honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls.


Educating our youth in truth for the honor and glory of God and for the salvation of souls.