Student Success

Academics are the top priority at Central Catholic High School. As a college preparatory high school, it is our goal to prepare students to succeed not only at the high school level, but also at the collegiate level. Student Success Program
Central Catholic High School’s Student Success Program is designed to assist every student in achieving his or her highest academic performance beginning freshman year. The program is focused on teachers and students working together during the regular school day hours and after school hours.
The four components to the Student Success
Program include:

  • Reading
  • Testing
  • Homework Help
  • Central Source

Reading
Statistics show that students’ reading ability directly correlates to their ability to perform well on standardized tests. Therefore, the focus for all students is to improve reading ability, which results in stronger test outcomes. With improved test scores, students have a much better chance for a successful future. The Student Success reading program is lead by a reading specialist who focuses on the individual needs of the student.

Testing
The testing component of the Student Success Program encompasses everything from weekly classroom tests to standardized tests, such as the ACT. Central Catholic has a dedicated testing room fully equipped with resources to assist students. Test prep classes for the ACT are held monthly.

Homework Help
Central Catholic High School makes it a priority to assist students in their pursuit of academic excellence which results in college admissions and college scholarships. Our Student Success Program offers a program called Homework Help which is designed to provide students with professional assistance in their homework.

This takes place Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Student Success corridor.

Students will enroll in Homework Help for the school year. They are expected to be on time and to commit to doing the minimum of one hour of homework each day in the Homework Help program. Students are welcome to stay for up to two hours and will have their grades checked weekly by the director of the program. Intervention meetings will occur if deemed necessary by the director of the program.

Central Source
The Central Source component of the Student Success  Program provides all students with a place to study, tutoring opportunities and instructional oversight after school. Central Source resides in the Student Success Corridor, rooms 123, 125, 126, 128 and is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Mona McGhee, Student Success Director
mmchgee@centralcatholic.org or 419.255.2280, ext 1134.

Academic Support

ACT Prep Course

The ACT is a test that students need to take to be admitted into most colleges and universities. Combined with a student’s grade point average, a student’s ACT score is one of the major factors used to determine his or her college admission and the possibility of earning merit-based scholarship money. This course offers students the knowledge they need to improve their ACT scores. Students have been offered millions of dollars in scholarship money as a result of improving their ACT scores after taking this course.

ACT Math Advantage

This course is designed for students who want to improve their ACT math score. The course guides students through every type of problem or concept they could possibly see on the ACT.

The following Student Success programs are offered during the summer and Fall:

Math Edge

This course is designed to supplement a student’s math course. Students learn concepts that they will learn in their respective math course before their teacher introduces them. This allows students who normally struggle with math to become more confident with the material because they truly have a “math edge.” This course is offered on Saturdays.

Ohio Graduation Test Prep Course

The Ohio Graduation Test is a test that students must pass in order to graduate from high school. Students begin taking this test their junior year. This course arms students with the proper tools they need to pass every section of the test.

College Admission Game Plan

This course is offered to students the summer before their junior year. The course gives students the tools they need to make an informed college decision. Students also learn where the college scholarship money is and how they can get it, and they receive ACT preparation.

Career Exploration Workshop

This course is designed for juniors to help them choose a possible career that will best suit them. Students research the educational requirements, actual duties performed, and wages earned in their potential career choices.

College Transition Workshop

This is designed for seniors who will be moving on to college. The class focuses on how to schedule classes, time management in college, dorm life, determining the right major, and any other college questions that a student may have.

Parent Workshops

These workshops are offered separately to parents of students in each grade level. They focus on guiding the parents through what their students are experiencing and showing them what they can do to assist their students on the road to college success.