The Panther Den is the center for support services and special education programs at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. Its primary purposes are:
to support teachers in their quest to provide accommodations and differentiated learning opportunities to meet the needs of diverse learners.
to support students with learning differences and disabilities.
to connect parents and students with access to community resources.
The Panther Den staff provide a quiet testing space for individual or small groups of students. Oral administration of tests can also be provided in the Panther Den for students who need this accommodation. Students who need support completing in-class work and homework can participate in the Panther Den’s content mastery services throughout the school day. Literacy, speech, and language interventions are also offered to students who meet eligibility criteria.
Students do not have to be formally identified with learning disabilities in order to access Panther Den services. Any student the teacher feels would benefit from a less distracting environment, oral administration of a test, or content mastery assistance may be served in the Panther Den. However, students who are formally identified will be given priority assistance when time or resources are limited.
The Panther Den is also a resource for parents at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. Panther Den staff may act as consultants for parents with questions regarding availability of on-campus supports for their children as well as community resources available for their specific concerns.