Academic Support Program
The Academic Support program offers students individual or small group tutorial assistance in reading, writing, and math. This is a regular education program, not a special education service. Students who might benefit from extra tutorial support in one or more subject can be referred by their teachers or their parents. Each referred student is screened individually with one or more standardized test to determine eligibility for the program. Generally, students who score below the 50th percentile in reading, writing, or math qualify for services. The Academic Support Tutors, all certified experienced elementary teachers, work closely with classroom teachers and the Literacy Coordinator to develop growth plans for their students and plan lessons that will strengthen students’ basic skills and promote greater classroom success. Typically, tutorial sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes three times per week or for 45 minutes twice a week. Most tutorials are conducted in small conference rooms, but often tutors work alongside teachers in the students’ classrooms.