“Inclusion” Program – 1st - 8th (ages 6 - 15)
These students have enough independent academic, social and emotional skill to be in a classroom with 8 students with just 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 level. The goal with 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 to back to that larger setting. Ultimately, the long-term goal for these students is to have the skills needed to enter and finish high school.
“Small Group” Program – 1st - 8th (ages 6 - 15)
Students in these classrooms are not quite ready for the inclusion classrooms all day due to greater academic, social or independence needs. The goal is to try to give these students the skills they need move to the larger and more traditional format of the “inclusion” classroom in subsequent years if possible. The maximum number of students in a small group is 5 to 6 students.
“Transition” Program – 1st - 8th (ages 6 - 15) and Based on Availability
Students in these classrooms 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 take their skills into a traditional classroom setting. The ratio is 3 students to one teacher.
Students, as they are ready, will spend time in small group, remediation or inclusion classes, depending on the student’s goals and overall needs. Students who need a greater level of support will be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to additional fees to pay for staff to provide that support.
Middle School/High School Remediation Program
These classrooms serve students ages 10 -22 who are in need of academic remediation and real world application of skills for a successful transition toward being 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 experience and application.
The maximum class size is 5 students with one teacher or 8 students with one teacher and one support staff teacher. Students in these classrooms must have a minimum of a basic 1st-grade reading and math skills and be able to be independent in a classroom of 5 students and one teacher. Ages of students accepted are dependent upon spaces in classrooms and current availability of peers for the student at his or her age level.