Skip To Main Content

The More Program

The MORE Program is modeled after St. Benedict at Auburndale’s PLUS Program, serving students with diagnosed learning differences in preparation for college. The program is comprised of a college preparatory course of study requiring the student’s attendance, academic diligence, and parental support.

The MORE Program at STM is designed for students diagnosed with learning disabilities and requires an up to date full evaluation for consideration. Students follow and must pass the TOPS University curriculum mandated by the State of Louisiana in order to receive a St. Thomas More Catholic High School diploma.

The Admissions Process for MORE

Acceptance to the MORE Program is contingent upon completion of the admissions process with acceptance into STM.  Delays in the admissions process will not hold spots in the Program.

The following must be completed and documentation submitted to Mr. Brian Watkins for review:

  • Completed ASP/MORE Application
  • Current evaluation (within 3 years) of documented learning disability
  • Current Accommodation Plan , 504, or IEP from school attending

All applicants will interview with the MORE Program Director, with input from their grade-level counselor, to determine eligibility. No IEP is written, however, an individual accommodation profile is developed from the psychological testing that consists of the student’s strengths, weaknesses, accommodations needed and learning differences.


**MORE students are subject to annual review for continuation in the program.

Important Mandatory meeting DATES 

For parents interested in the MORE program, they must attended one of the admissions, counseling and academic support meetings below. (Please attend either your school's scheduled meeting or Wednesday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at STM)

  • St. Cecilia |  Tuesday, January 9 | 12 p.m.
  • Our Lady of Fatima | Wednesday, January 10 | 12 p.m. (Knight Hall)
  • STM Mall | Wednesday, January 10 | 6 p.m. | STM Mall 
  • St. Pius | Thursday, January 11 | 12 p.m.
  • Cathedral-Carmel | Friday, January 12 | 1 p.m.

MORE interviews with accepted students and their parents will be held February 26 through March 8.

For more information regarding the MORE Program, please contact: Brian Watkins, Academic Program Director

Students in Sign Language Class