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The Brisson Center for Academic Excellence

 The newly renovated Father Brisson Center for Academic Excellence, situated on the 2nd floor of the Father Judge High School campus, provides an inviting and inclusive learning environment for all students. This student-centered space is equipped with interactive technologies that foster collaborative learning, resource sharing, project collaboration, and peer relationships.


The primary aim of the Brisson Center is to offer a supportive environment that enables each student to achieve their maximum potential academically. It hosts three major programs at Father Judge High School: Tutoring Services, The Crusader Program, and Career and Technical Education Support.

Brisson Center Rules and Regulations:

  • Students are to sign in and out of the Brisson Center using the Google Form each and every time they enter/leave the Center doors.
  • If students need to temporarily leave the center to visit the bathroom, nurse, etc., then they must ask the support professional that they are working with, and submit an ehallpass with the “from” location set as the Brisson Center.
  • Students may NOT bring food or drink into the Brisson Center. If a dry-erase wall is used, students must clean their work before leaving.
  • Students must respect all furniture and materials provided in the center in order to continue usage.
  • ALL FJHS rules apply within the Brisson Center

Components of the Brisson Center:

In addition to serving as a welcoming workspace, the Brisson Center for Academic Excellence offers essential programming in the following areas:

  • Tutoring Sessions: A core focus is providing academic support to all students through the National Honor Society tutoring program. Tutoring services are accessible throughout the school day, including during lunch periods, before and after school on selected days. To participate, students need to complete a simple online registration form, ensuring they receive the necessary tutoring assistance. The Peer Tutoring program has consistently demonstrated a positive impact on the academic improvement of our students.
  • The Crusader Program: Beyond academic interests, the Brisson Center extends support to students by providing access to valuable information concerning career and job opportunities. In collaboration with the Guidance Department, the center hosts workshops to help students explore after-school job options, summer employment, resume, and cover letter writing, as well as post-secondary interests such as college and trade schools. The focus here is to empower students with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet workforce expectations and requirements.
  • Career and Technical Education Support: The Brisson Center plays a vital role in assisting students with career and technical education guidance. Through personalized counseling and relevant resources, students receive valuable insights into potential career paths and vocational training opportunities.

Brisson Center Sign-In Form


Students are to fill out the above form each time they enter the Brisson Center. This includes using the space for independent work, tutoring, group/club meetings, meetings with a staff member, etc.


Completing the Google forms ensures that students are recognized for their efforts in improving their academics! Every student who uses the center will have their name placed in a raffle. At the end of each quarter, students who have productively spent the most time using the center will receive a recognition award along with a small prize.

Students are to complete the Tutoring Request Form (see below) if they would like to work with a tutor. Once requested, students will be contacted by email with further details regarding their upcoming tutoring appointment(s). Please see the Tutoring Page on our Website for more information.


Faculty/Staff are to complete the referral form (see below) if they are concerned about a student's academic performance in a specific class. Please provide specific details as to what you believe the student is struggling with. This will ensure that your student is accurately paired with a tutor and is provided the proper support for their needs. If you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting regarding your concerns, please contact [email protected].




All incoming freshman athletes must participate in 3 hours of study hall every two weeks (1.5 hours/week is suggested). To streamline attendance, designated meeting times are now assigned to each team, providing four weekly opportunities to accumulate study hall hours. Students may NOT attend on days not allocated to their team unless discussed with Miss Kennedy. Be aware that schedule changes may occur based on the school's daily schedule. Check Mr. Loughlin's weekly email for updates and the weekly schedule for the Brisson Center.


  • Students are required to complete 3 hours every two weeks, with a suggested minimum of 1.5 hours per week.
  • Students must commit to the entire block of time they choose for attendance; arriving late or leaving early will not count towards the students’ time unless otherwise discussed with Miss Kennedy.
  • The Brisson Center serves as a QUIET area on campus dedicated to student and teacher work, studying or meetings. Students who disrupt the silence will be asked to leave, and their time will not be counted.
  • Students are responsible for tracking their completed hours. While Miss Kennedy maintains a log, she cannot address every freshman student-athlete daily.

Team Study Hall Availability:


  • Monday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Monday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)
  • Tuesday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Tuesday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)


  • Monday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Monday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)
  • Tuesday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Tuesday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)

Cross Country:

  • Wednesday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Wednesday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)
  • Thursday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Thursday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)


  • Wednesday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Wednesday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)
  • Thursday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Thursday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)


  • Wednesday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Wednesday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)
  • Thursday - Before School 7:15 am - 7:45 am (30 min)
  • Thursday - After School 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (1 hr)

Tutoring Hours:

If your son has pre-scheduled tutoring appointments with NHS Peer Tutoring or the Crusader Program, this time will count toward the mandatory biweekly Athletic Study Hall Hours.

Signing Into the Center: 

Upon completion of their study hall hours, athletes are required to fill out a designated form. A bi-weekly compilation of students and their completed hours will be submitted to Mr. Serfass.

  • You can also find the above links on the Father Judge website: 
    • Academics > Academic Support Services > Signing Into and Out of the Center > Athletic Study Hall In & Out


All consequences for not meeting the required hours will be determined by the coaches and Mr. Jake Serfass. Consequences for breaking any school rules during study hall will result in JUG or other disciplinary actions as needed and determined by the administration.

Freshman athletes are exempted from attending study hall hours once their respective sports season ends. It's important to note that study hall hours are only mandatory during a student's active sports season. For instance, if a student is engaged in Basketball and starts practices during the fall, the requirement for study hall hours will only apply throughout the winter season. 


If a student proves their ability to maintain high academic standards while playing their respective sport(s), then that student may be exempt from the mandatory study hall hours. (This will ONLY apply to students who have met with Miss Kennedy or Mr. Serfass to discuss this exemption).

  • All athletes are granted access to the Brisson Center throughout the year, providing them with academic support facilities and quiet spaces for focused work.

The Brisson Center is open for usage by all members of Father Judge. To reserve a space in the center, complete the Google form below. Requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to the desired usage time. Spaces within the center will operate on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of outstanding priorities.


Reservation Request Form

The Father Brisson Center for Academic Excellence is open and accessible to all students within the Father Judge community. Its inclusive nature fosters an environment where students can study, collaborate with peers, and make use of the updated and modernized technology available to them, further enhancing their learning experience.


The Brisson Center for Academic Excellence at Father Judge High School is a dynamic and vibrant institution committed to nurturing academic excellence, supporting students' holistic growth, and preparing them for future success. By providing a welcoming environment, comprehensive tutoring, career guidance, and technical education support, the center plays a vital role in shaping the academic and professional trajectories of the students it serves.