Our Programs

“Peer support” Program – 1st– 8th (ages 6 – 16)

These are students who are able to be successful in larger private school settings but are not able to access those settings due to financial constraints of the family or other family issues.  This program is geared to catching students who are falling through the cracks, typically in a public school setting because their academic issues are mild and are not getting the attention they deserve.  These students are constantly struggling to keep up with their typically developing peers and often feel overwhelmed due to mild learning issues and executive functioning issues such as keeping track of assignments and turning in homework.  These students may be slightly immature compared to their peers, so while they have good social and communication skills, they may have trouble connecting with others in their classroom.

Students at this level may have a 504 plan, an IEP, or no special education support at all.  These are students for whom the small group environment and teachers who understand students that learn differently are all the accommodations needed to allow the students to feel and show academic and social success.  Tuition for these students is reduced as these students provide the “typical” student model for others in the school.

“Small group” program – 1st – 8th (ages 6 – 16)

Students at this level require a greater level of academic or social support.  Students at this level may need additional augmentation to academic materials requiring a greater level of individualization of materials for academic success.  The goal is to provide the bridge from this augmentation to more traditional materials as is possible.  Students at this level may need a greater level of social or independence coaching to help them gain the skills to be completely independent and successful academically and socially in a larger setting. By providing this academic or social support, the goal for these students is to gain the necessary skills to be at an inclusion tuition level in subsequent years, if possible, and hopefully provide the foundation to be successful at some point in the future outside of this smaller setting.

“Inclusion” Program – 1st– 8th (ages 6 – 16)

These students have enough independent, academic, social, and emotional skills to be in a classroom with 8 students and one teacher.  They are no more than two to three grade levels behind and are able to work in a traditional format with augmentation as needed for their individual academic levels.  The goal for these students is to bridge any academic gaps, if possible, along with any other issues that may keep them from being successful in a larger setting and to transition these students, when they are ready, back to a larger classroom setting.  Ultimately, the long term goal for these students is to have the skills needed to enter and finish high school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Small group plus” Program – 1st– 8th (ages 6 – 16)

Students in this program require a greater level of both academic and social support.  Students may need additional augmentation to academic materials requiring a greater level of individualization of materials for academic success.  The goal is to provide the bridge from this augmentation to more traditional materials as is possible.  Students at this level also need social or independence coaching to help them gain the skills to be completely independent and successful academically and socially in a larger setting. By providing this academic and social support, the goal for these students is to gain the skills to be at a small group tuition level in subsequent years, if possible, and hopefully provide the foundation to be successful at some point in the future outside of this smaller setting.

 

“Transition” program – Grades 1st – 8th (ages 6 -16) and based on availability

Students in this program require the greatest level of support for a student who is ready to be at Alexsander Academy.  These students have been in one on one or therapeutic environments such as an ABA program or have been in small group classrooms in public or other private schools but are ready to learn how to take their skills into a classroom setting.  The ratio in these classrooms is small with no more than 3 to 4 students on a consistent basis.  Some limited ability to provide 2 to 1 or 1 to 1 support for students that require it may be available.  Students, as they are ready, will spend time in other targeted classroom settings allowing students to learn how to take their skills into classrooms that require more independence and traditional classroom skills. Students may be referred to after school tutoring to build skills needed to participate in this program  to ensure the student is ready for the classroom setting and the school overall.

Middle School/High School remediation program 

This program serves students ages 10 – 22 who are in need of academic remediation and real world application of skills for a successful transition to becoming an independent working adult.  Students concentrate on building and expanding reading and math skills such as fluency, comprehension, and math applications. Social studies and science skills are focused on real world experiences and applications. Students in these classrooms must have a minimum of basic 1st grade reading and math skills and be able to be successful in a small classroom setting without support staff.  Ages of students accepted is dependent upon spaces in classrooms and current availability of peers for the student at his or her age level.