The Learning Center

A partnership of St. Francis School and the Langsford Learning Acceleration Centers, The Learning Center began in 2012 on the Goshen Campus and expanded to the Downtown Campus in 2014. The WHAS Crusade for Children supports The Learning Center.

Langsford was co-founded by SFS Goshen alumnus Stephen McCrocklin G‘80, and has at its core a skill set in reading and learning that is unmatched in this region. This partnership allows St. Francis to offer services to its students unlike anything offered at any other school in town. Langsford’s other co-founder, Claudia McCrocklin, serves as the Director of The Learning Center at St. Francis School. Claudia’s role is to assess the needs of any students with learning difference profiles and recommend, in conjunction with The Learning Center Team on each campus (Head of School, Campus Head/Lower School Dean, Counselor), what services might be used to address a need. Parents will then determine what, if any, services they would like to use. The Director of The Learning Center and The Learning Center staff then monitor each student’s progress, communicate that progress to the The Learning Center team and parents, and work with each student’s teachers to ensure seamless integration of The Learning Center work into the classroom.

Leslie Axel

Coordinator of The Learning Center

M.S. University of Houston
B.S. Texas Women's University

Claudia McCrocklin

Director of The Learning Center

M.Ed University of Louisville
B.A. Bellarmine College

Goshen Campus Learning Center Services

  1. Accommodation Plans: written and managed for all students with evaluations that document individual learning differences/needs
  2. Academic Remediation: daily work with students develops the fundamental processes for reading, spelling, comprehension and writing
  3. Academic Support: coaching to build executive function skills, including planning, time management, organization, task-initiation, goal-setting, and problem-solving for all school assignments
  4. Content Tutoring: specific subject support, primarily in math and world language, to build skills for greater classroom success
  5. Homework Hall: after school from 3:15-5:00 for support in completing homework, long-term assignments, and studying for tests
  6. Organizational Support: for students who need help developing an individualized system for managing assignments, paper flow, and time.
  7. Stop For Success: daily after school check-ins assist students in developing the habit of using their planners, as well as a weekly homework sheet to ensure they are current in all of their classes

Downtown Campus Learning Center Services

  1. Academic Check-in: daily check-ins assist students in developing the habit of using their planners, as well as an optional weekly homework sheet to ensure they are current in all of their classes
  2. Accommodation Plans: written and managed for all students with evaluations that document individual learning differences/needs
  3. Academic Support: coaching to build executive function skills, including planning, time management, organization, task-initiation, goal-setting, and problem-solving for all school assignments
  4. Content Tutoring: specific subject support, primarily in math and science, to build skills for greater classroom success
  5. Homework Hall: after school from 3:30-5:00 for support in completing homework, long-term assignments, and studying for tests
  6. Organizational Support: for students who need help developing an individualized system for managing assignments, paper flow, and time
  7. Standardized Test Preparation (PSAT, ACT, SAT): small group classes and one-to-one sessions are available to build student’s confidence, tools, and strategies to achieve their best score