Academic Support



Saint Joseph Catholic School believes that every child is unique. We strive to help each child develop to his/her potential. Students are given assistance in understanding their own unique learning styles. Teachers utilize a variety of teaching methods to encompass the various learning styles.


We realize that some students have more unique challenges than others. When a student demonstrates academic challenges, a team of teachers, parents and administrators meet to develop a plan of action. Strategies are implemented to enhance success.


Our programs are designed to meet the diverse learning needs of all of our students. Eligible students receive accommodations, interventions and modifications including: individual and small group interventions; peer assistance; notes printed out; extended time; preferential seating; modified assignments; oral administration of tests; computer based instruction; and behavior modification plans. 

Saint Joseph Catholic School has an Enrichment Teacher who works with students and teachers to ensure students are finding success in all academic aspects. This teacher will also work closely with eligible students to ensure that skills are constantly being enhanced based on scores from MAP testing. This support may be one-on-one or in small groups with students, particularly in reading, writing, and math.


Saint Joseph also has a Director of Student Support who works specifically with students who are on a Student Assistance Plan. This also includes students receiving scholarships through Exceptional SC. This teacher assists any students who require accommodations or modifications to ensure success in the general classroom. This is a growing program in our school. In order to accommodate the needs of all students at all stages of learning, we will limit the number of students who receive these services. This limit will vary by grade level and slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


We are always looking for ways to help grow the whole child to their fullest potential as we develop the next generation of Catholic leaders. If you have any questions please contact our Director of Student Support, Mrs. Mary Margaret Roy -

Click here for more information about the South Carolina – Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children for qualified students.

Saint Joseph Catholic School

3700 Devine Street

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 254-6736      (866) 456-7374

Extended care: (803) 744-0143

fax (803) 540-1913


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