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.

DeSales Learning Center (DeSales)

The DeSales 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 DeSales 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

List of 1 members.

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    Betsy Rhodes 

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

Academic Center for Excellence

List of 3 members.

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    Robert Brofft 

    College of William & Mary - BA
  • Photo of Lynn Shelton

    Lynn Shelton 

    The University of Virginia
  • Photo of Stephanie Ly

    Stephanie Ly 


De Sales Learning Center

List of 5 members.

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    Ellen Bower 

    Lynchburg College - BS
    George Mason University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Jane Burke

    Jane Burke 

    Virginia Tech - BS
    George Mason University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Cindi Harkes

    Cindi Harkes 

    Assistant Principal/Dean of Instruction
    University of Virginia - BA
    Marymount University - MEd.
  • Photo of Anne Sullivan

    Anne Sullivan 

    Fordham University - BA
    University of Virginia - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Kathryn Virusky

    Kathryn Virusky 

    Villanova University - BA
    Marymount 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 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 nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.