Differentiation to Enrich & Support

STAR Assessments are the most comprehensive interim and formative assessment tool available on the market. We administer STAR Assessments to our students in reading and/or math several times per school year in grades 1-8. This data informs the instruction.

Blended Learning is a paradigm for creating innovative learning opportunities for our students. Blended Learning is student-centered and allows us to teach to what each individual child needs.  

Epic, Freckle
, Newsela and others are classroom-based programs used in many classrooms to support high-achieving students and those needing support, plus everyone in-between, through differentiated instruction and more. 

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), Mini-Science Fair (grade 5), and experiences with our STREAM Garden/ Outdoor Classroom.

For new students, we work with parents/guardians to review all relevant and available data. 
- 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. 

- Math Mammoth assesses new students' mathematical needs in a rigorous fashion.

- Our Admissions standards ensure that Bishop McHugh is the right fit.  

In terms of academic support,
we offer special services plus academic intervention programs to meet the needs of our learners.

- Homework club is open to middle school students. Run by classroom teachers, this approach has become a very popular way for students to receive support, within the school day and/ or right after school.

- Intervention approaches (as needed) provide for ongoing monitoring of an individual student's areas in need, and encourage an active parent/school partnership. 

- Intervention meetings  (as needed) create collaborative group partnerships between parents/ guardians and applicable teachers.  

Child Study Team services include a Case Manager, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, Basic Skills Instructor, a Reading Specialist, and a Speech Language Pathologist.  

- Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) service a variety of needs within allotted resources.

- Accommodation plans address students' general needs within the resources we have.  

Interested in learning more about any of the innovative learning, enrichment or support approaches? 

Please contact (609) 624-1900, ext. 2.