“I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
These words convey an image of God holding, comforting and supporting His people when they find themselves in difficult circumstances. But you also get the feeling that He wants them to stand firm, trust Him and move out in His strength to do the job He has called them to do. These are the ideas behind what we try to do here at the Phil-Mont Learning Center. We are here to give support to students who need it and to help other students push beyond their regular classroom routine. In both cases, the goal is the same: to have every child work well with the gifts God has given him/her, and grow in becoming the young person He intends him/her to be. Naturally this looks a bit different according to the grade level and need of the student involved.
To take advantage of the services that are offered in the Learning Center, a child must be officially enrolled as a Learning Center student. This is a process that is handled through the Guidance Department. Often, a parent is contacted based on recommendations that have been made by their child’s teachers. However, parents who are aware of the program may also request that their child be enrolled. It should be noted that, on the Middle and High school levels, students who get good grades, are on the honor roll or in honors courses are usually not accepted into the Learning Center.