The Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) is a place students can go to learn the important skills they need to succeed and flourish while receiving a rigorous academic education here at St. Thomas Aquinas. In the environment of this classroom, students feel comfortable, welcomed, and encouraged to do their best. The Center is a network for students to find support from their fellow classmates and peer tutors all while gaining confidence in themselves and their abilities along the way.
The CAA program teaches students executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, and test preparation. Students have the opportunity to work with peer tutors who have taken the same classes they are currently experiencing and receive tips on how to succeed academically. Students receive extra assistance and support, both of which can help in learning/reviewing a challenging classroom concept or to help them tackle tricky homework problems or essays.
In many ways, the Center for Academic Achievement becomes a community within a community, a second family. Tutors and students support each other in all ways. Not only do students receive assistance from the director, but all of the students strongly support one another. The CAA is a true reflection of STA’s “Welcome Home” motto.