Academic Enhancement Program

NCC’s Academic Support Program for students with diagnosed learning disabilities

Academic Enhancement Program

The Academic Enhancement Program is available for students who have a professionally diagnosed learning disability, including but not limited to: dyslexia, reading/writing processing disorder, math processing disorder, and specific Learning Disability.

The goal of this program is to help students succeed academically and make a smooth transition into high school.

Students must have a professionally diagnosed learning disability to be scheduled into Academic Enhancement.  ADD/ADHD alone does not guarantee placement in the AE Program, though an Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) may be designated by the AE teacher and implemented by the classroom teachers.

Students in the AE program report as one of their classes.  The rest of the time, these students are scheduled in regular classes with their peers.

The AE teacher works with each student to monitor progress grades, behaviors, and upcoming assignments/tests.

The AE teacher works with the classroom teachers to monitor student’s assignments, help build study and organizational skills, and facilitate necessary accommodations within the classroom or on tests.

Newport Central Catholic reserves the right to advise you to make use of your public school options in circumstances we feel we do not have the adequate resources to appropriately meet the needs of your student.

For more information about the program and the services we provide, please contact Mrs. Kathy Niehaus, Academic Enhancement Program Coordinator at

Getting Started Is Easy

1. Visit
Contact us today and get on the schedule for one of our open houses or shadow days. We’re excited to meet you and walk you through each step.
As an 8th grader, take the High School Placement Test to determine scholarships and class level placements.
3. Enroll
Officially enroll at NCC and apply for Financial Aid.
4. Attend
Find yourself within a supportive community, filled with new experiences and fun traditions. There’s nothing like being a Thoroughbred!