Academic Support Programs

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides educational support for students who may experience difficulty with the transition to high school or with the demands of a college preparatory curriculum. 

Students in the ACE program will:
  • meet with ACE instructors daily during their scheduled study period
  • receive individual and small-group instruction emphasizing reading, writing, and math skills
  • be coached toward improving organizational skills and study strategies
There is a one-time registration fee, as well as extra tuition per semester for the ACE program.

De Sales Learning Center (DSLC)

The De Sales Learning Center provides specialized tutorial support to students who have a diagnosed learning disability. In this program, experienced teachers provide dedicated individual or small-group instruction and closely monitor students' work.

Students in the DSLC program will:
  • attend the program daily during their study hall period
  • receive personalized instruction and coaching within the context of their individual course loads
  • be encouraged to develop strong time management and study techniques  
There is a one-time registration fee, as well as annual program fees in addition to base tuition.

Concerning Accommodations:

Please reach out to Mrs. Betsy Rhodes if you are in need of accommodations at Paul VI. You do not need to be enrolled in one of our academic support programs to receive accommodations. Please also note that College Board and ACT requires you to apply separately for accommodations on those tests. Please start the process of securing accommodations early.

Director of Special Programs

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    Betsy Rhodes 

    Director of Special Programs
    Queens University - BA
    Winthrop University - M.Ed.
    University of South Carolina - M.Ed.

Academic Center for Excellence

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    Lisa Buchanan 

    Marymount University - Bachelor of Arts
    Marymount University - Master of Arts

De Sales Learning Center

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    Kim Urlwin 

    Salve Regina University - BA
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    Ellen Bower 

    Lynchburg College - BS
    George Mason University - M.Ed.
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    Ben Garner 

    James Madison University - MA
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private college preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our Washington area prep school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring competitive Division I high school athletics in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.