Creighton Preparatory School recognizes that all students learn differently. The philosophy of the Cura Personalis Program is that fairness is when everyone gets what they need to be successful, not when everyone is treated the same. Creighton Preparatory School will provide appropriate, individualized accommodations for students who can provide a clear statement of a specific diagnosis from a qualified professional made within the last three years.
This diagnosis must include a narrative describing the student's disability and specific recommendations for academic compensatory strategies. Creighton Prep will collaborate with families and students in developing an appropriate accommodation plan that can be implemented within the capabilities of our resources.
“Care for the whole person” is a core value of Jesuit education that has existed at Creighton Prep since its inception 140 years ago. It has guided the efforts of faculty and staff members to recognize the gifts and challenges that each student brings with them and to respond as needed to form them as Men for Others who, by their lifelong example, help inspire many others to service for the greater glory of God.
Over time, of course, the response by Prep to the challenges faced by students has grown with the changes in society that have asked more of youths and their families. For example, with higher tuition came more financial aid. With the expansion of courses and college options, guidance counseling. With the recognition of learning differences among students, a Cura Personalis Program and accommodation plans.
Our four-person Cura Personalis Team consisting of a school LIMHP, a learning specialist, an academic coach and a director of outreach and advocacy will work to augment the efforts of guidance counselors when special circumstances arise and more specialized expertise is required.
Magis Scholars Course Description
Directed Studies is a year-long course for freshmen only. This course assists in preparing freshmen to handle the rigors of a college preparatory curriculum. Topics covered are organization, time management, study habits and strategies, test taking strategies, self-advocacy, vocabulary development, reading comprehension and an introduction to critical thinking skills.
Meet the Team
The learning specialist is responsible for diagnosing learning differences and establishing and executing accommodation plans for students with special learning needs. They work with students, parents, teachers and administrators to ensure that all Prep students with learning differences have the resources they need to succeed.
Bridget Cannon-Hale | 402-393-1190 x394 | firstname.lastname@example.org
An academic coach helps students who need guidance establishing goals, routines, behaviors and habits of mind that are required for successful independent learning at Prep and beyond. These may be students who do not have formal learning accommodations but need special assistance in transitioning to the rigors of Creighton Prep.
Tim Brooks | 402-393-1190 x559 | email@example.com
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Our school LMHP helps students and parents with emotional and behavioral concerns and will provide individualized mental health counseling, group sessions, drug and alcohol education and counseling, suicide awareness and prevention.
Kevin Kaminski | 402-393-1190 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Student Outreach and Advocacy
The director of student outreach and advocacy is responsible for helping students and their families with any special socioeconomic or cultural needs that might prevent them from reaching their full potential at Prep through finding resources, mentors, programs, etc. that meet their unique needs.
Allen Burrell | 402-393-1190 x307 | email@example.com