Academics

Student Enrichment

St. Michael School offers many programs designed to enrich student learning, maximize student success, and strengthen student understanding of our mission. Students study art, music, technology and theater. The students show their art and music talents through out the year with art shows and musical events. Technology classes build on the core classes with students designing presentations using a wide variety of software programs and multimedia. Our Christmas and Spring plays showcase our students acting, dancing and singing talents to the community while teaching them to work together as a team. Students can participate in a well-rounded athletics program or extramural clubs such as Student Council, Beta Club, Choir, 4-H, and Quiz Bowl Team. Students are afforded opportunities for leadership through the extra-curricular programs and team sports. Special celebrations, such as Faith Rally, Constitution Week and Veterans' Day ceremonies, and food and clothing drives, deepen their understanding of service.

 

Special Student Services

Many special services are available to our students.  If a teacher observes that a student is in need of any of the following services then he or she must recommend that student for the services.

Counseling

If serious personal problems develop with your child, please consult the principal. 

Title I Services

Students must be recommended for this program and meet certain qualifications to be eligible.

Services through Title I are made available on a year to year basis following Title I guidelines and student needs.

LEAP Program

Students may be recommended for testing for the gifted program of Acadia Parish (LEAP) and for other gifted talent programs (music, art and drama).  The teacher is responsible for submitting names of students with the highest academic ability to the principal.  Students who meet the screening criteria established by Acadia Parish Special Education Department will be referred to Pupil Appraisal for evaluation.

Remedial Programs

Special remedial programs for students with learning disabilities, learning problems, etc., are available on campus as provided by Acadia Parish.  Students needing these services will be referred to Pupil Appraisal for further evaluation.

Testing

All students in grades kindergarten through eighth will take the standardized test in the spring.

Students in pre-kindergarten will be evaluated individually each quarter by the teachers.

Enrichment Programs

UL at Lafayette offers summer enrichment programs for gifted and talented students.  Names must be submitted during the second quarter of the school year by the teacher. 

Duke University also offers a program each year called the Duke University Academic Talent Search.  Students will be notified by the school if they are eligible for one of these programs.

Joseph Baldwin Academy offers an enrichment program for academically talented students who meet their criteria.