Every family who enrolls with Mother of Divine Grace School is required to do at least three consultations each school year. This is necessary for MODG to maintain its accreditation status.
- The planning consultation, which typically occurs during the early summer and is for new families only, focuses on assessing each student, determining the best grade and general course of study, and designing the curriculum for each student. Selecting texts for each student for the year is a primary element. Parents may use either MODG recommended materials or substitute books of their own choice; the consultant will guide them through this process and help to determine if substituted texts are at grade level and, in the case of high school courses, sufficient for credit.
- The first consultation, which typically occurs during the early fall, focuses on how the year has started, addresses any questions about the curriculum that might have arisen, and analyzes each student's progress up to that point.
- The second consultation, which occurs around the end of the first semester, focuses on recording and analyzing each student's progress. A primary element of the second consultation is analysis of each student's work through conversation and assessing select assignments. During this consultation adjustments to the curriculum can be made. Each student's individual learning style is taken into account throughout this process.
- The third consultation, which occurs near or at the end of the school year, focuses on evaluating each student's progress and achievement of goals and recording the family's progress through the year. This evaluation, in the case of re-enrolling families, is used to assemble new goals and to design the curriculum for the upcoming year.