Differentiation, Enrichment & Support

Freckle is a classroom-based program used in many classrooms which supports high-achieving students and those needing support, plus everyone in-between, through differentiated instruction. 

STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts and Math) 
promotes higher-order thinking skills in many ways. This includes, but is not limited to, classroom extensions, project-based learning experiences, STREAM Fair (grades 6-8), experiences with our STREAM Garden/ Outdoor Classroom, and more.  

STAR Assessments
are probably the most comprehensive interim and formative assessment tool available. We administer STAR Assessments to our students in Reading and Mathematics, approximately three (3) times per school year in grades 1-8, so we can teach to what they each need.  

Blended Learning 
is a new paradigm that our teachers are reading and learning more about for the purposes of creating additional innovative learning opportunities for our students.  

For new student evaluation, DRA2+
is the newest version of the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). DRA is implemented to diagnosis reading exceptionality and/or difficulties. DRA Word Analysis is an additional component of DRA which can be initiated which primary grade children to design phonic instruction. 

In terms of academic support, we offer special services and academic intervention programs. We'll be partnering with new personnel in 2019-20, and our goal remains to meet the needs of all learners.

Homework club is open to all middle school students on a weekly basis. It's run by classroom teachers and has become a very popular way for students to receive support within the school day and/ or right after school.

Intervention approaches allow for the ongoing monitoring of an individual student's areas in need of support and will encourage a parent/school partnership. 

Intervention meetings
allow us (as school staff) to work collaboratively as a team with the parents/ guardians to help a child meet with success. 

Special education and related services include a Case Manager, and Basic Skills Instructor, Learning Evaluators, a Reading Specialist, and a Speech and Language Specialist.

Accommodation plans and Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) allow us to service a wide-range of needs. 

Interested in learning more about any of the innovative learning,  enrichment and support programs? 
Please contact (609) 624-1900, ext. 2.