The Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center at St. Vincent Pallotti High School enables students who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder or other related physical and/or emotional disabilities to access a rigorous college prep academic program while receiving appropriate accommodations and support. Students who are enrolled in the direct service program receive explicit instruction in executive function skills and test-taking strategies while receiving support and remediation in literacy and math skills. Additionally, both our direct and indirect service programs provide case management in the form of on-going communication with classroom teachers regarding the implementation of classroom and testing accommodations, progress monitoring and the development of self-advocacy skills.  

Options for service:

  • Level 1 (Direct):  Students include one period of Learning Center daily as part of their schedule
  • Level 2 (Direct):  Students receive support and direct instruction during lunch periods or during the after-school protected hour.
  • Level 3 (Indirect):  Students receive support through case management and weekly check-ins



Enrollment in the Learning Center program is through application to the Admissions Office. There is a fee for the program, depending upon the frequency with which a student receives service. Documentation of a qualifying disability is required for applications to be reviewed. Appropriate documentation includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Neuropsychological, Psychoeducational and/or Speech and Language evaluation and report completed within 3 years prior to application (Specific Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders)
  • Current (within the calendar year) public school IEP or 504 plan
  • Current (within the calendar year) ICEP or Accommodations Plan from private school program
  • Documentation of medical diagnosis from a physician or psychiatrist within the last calendar year, to be updated yearly (ADHD, Other Health Impairment-OHI, Anxiety Disorders)

Students must be enrolled in the Learning Center program to receive instructional and testing accommodations even if they have a diagnosed disability.

To start the application process, go to our Apply page for more detailed information.



The fees listed are for the 2020-2021 school year. Fees for the 2021-2022 school year will be posted in January.

  • Level 1 (Direct): $1,900 full year; $950 half year
  • Level 2 (Direct): $1,120 per year
  • Level 3 (Indirect): $600 per year
Photograph of Ms. Ellen Lingenfelter
Ms. Ellen Lingenfelter
Director of Learning Center