Students who are at beginning and intermediate levels of English are required to enroll in the ESL program. The ESL teacher works with students during their language learning time on English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The ESL teacher collaborates with each student's homeroom teacher to ensure continuity of learning and skill building. There is an additional fee for this program due to its small size and individualized attention.
Optimal Learning Program
Students with mild learning differences, interested in applying to receive Optimal Learning Program support services, must review the OLP application process here.
OLP Consultation is determined on a case by case basis. Students that are placed in OL Consultation are monitored by the OL Specialist and their classroom teachers. Students in the Consultation Program are observed in their classroom setting for twenty minutes each week, and they receive Progress Reports. There are fees for enrollment in either the Optimal Learning program or the OL consultation.
The School Psychologist and the Elementary School Counselor, work with students individually and/or in groups to assist them in the development of skills for optimizing their strengths. Approaching students holistically will help them overcome emotional, social, and cognitive challenges. The school psychologist and the counselor work closely with parents and teachers to resolve student issues and are involved in the Child Study Team in order to suggest interventions for any special needs students may have.
The Writing Studios location and schedule will be developed in consultation with the Principal at the beginning of each academic year. The studio offers students and faculty support throughout the year.