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Byrne Pathway

Regina Dominican is committed to the academic success of every young woman admitted to the school. We take that commitment seriously and know that every student has different strengths, challenges, and educational goals.


Teaching excellence

That is why we launched the Byrne Pathway. We named it a “Pathway” because it does not represent a specific room, or a tracked program of classes, or a labeled group of students. Rather, the Byrne Pathway is an opportunity for qualifying students to be admitted to Regina Dominican and to thrive, with an individualized educational pathway designed specifically for her, with support tailored to her needs, allowing her to succeed and reach her highest academic potential.


For example, if a student has a significant learning disability in Math, she will receive additional resources and support in Math, but perhaps she doesn’t need that support in her other classes. This pathway allows students to get additional help where needed, and not feel limited in her academic journey.  


We have the ability to admit students who want the all-girls experience but with an educational journey that provides a level of support that will allow them to succeed and grow.



Who is eligible for support through the Byrne Pathway?


Students who have a documented Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, or a Catholic school education plan in certain diagnosis categories, and who are in need of accommodations or modifications of curriculum requirements are eligible for support through the Byrne Pathway.


As a Catholic school, rooted in Dominican values, we are called to meet all people with equal dignity and respect and to serve all to the best of our abilities. We answer that call by committing to the academic success of every young woman who is admitted to Regina Dominican, and we pledge our support and the resources needed to help her attain her educational goals. We are able to admit students who have certain documented and diagnosed “high incidence” conditions, including:


  • Specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, processing deficits
  • Developmental delay
  • Mild intellectual disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)



Support and services not offered at Regina Dominican High School

Note: We are not staffed to support, and are therefore unable to offer admission to students with behavioral disorders (including but not limited to oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and school refusal).

Although our small and personalized environment is supportive, we do not provide a therapeutic educational program.


Note: In order to be eligible for admission, parents must disclose educational needs and provide the required documentation during the application process. If the needs are not disclosed, the student will be ineligible for Byrne Pathway services.