Mater Dei is a distinguished destination of excellence in academics and technology, the arts, faith and service, campus life, and athletics. We are proud to be Orange County’s oldest and largest Catholic high school.
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Mater Dei High School's Center for Learning is proud to offer several academic programs and classes designed to facilitate student learning, maximize overall potential, and teach students how to learn, not just what to learn.
Monarch Academic Program for Success (MAPS)
MAPS was established in 1998 to support students with documented attention and learning differences. It has continued to increase in scope and size, with over 100 students currently enrolled. MAPS provides two tiers of fee-based support services designed to assist with executive functioning skills and self-advocacy, and focuses not only on what to learn, but how to learn.
MAPS Tier I: Accommodations Only
Tier I is designed for students who are working well independently, and wish only to utilize their accommodations. The $500 annual fee may be adjusted based on tuition assistance. Accommodations, determined per diagnosis, may include:
MAPS Tier II: Day Class and Accommodations
Tier II is designed for students who need assistance with executive functioning skills, academics, technology, and assignment completion built into the school day, with a focus not only on what to learn, but how to learn. It is strongly recommended for freshmen, transfer students, and students with impacted schedules. The $1,700 annual fee may be adjusted based on tuition assistance. Tier II includes:
Mater Dei strives to teach all levels of cognitive ability. The Options program strives to provide an inclusive Catholic education to students with mild to moderate intellectual differences. Options students receive a modified curriculum in our content-rich classrooms and small group or individualized instruction when appropriate. Options offers students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and spiritually with peers in their community.