Student Support & Enrichment

“We understand that our students learn in different ways and have different talents and skills. Our task, as a school, is to find how your child learns best and to tailor our instruction to your child’s specific needs. “
- Larry Mcllvain, ACS Superintendent.

ACS is committed to maximizing student learning and achievement through a comprehensive and robust educational plan that includes intervention and enrichment that best suits the individual needs of students. The school  focuses on a holistic approach that values the whole child, and takes into account their academic, social and emotional needs. 

Intervention

ACS offers a Learning Support (LS) program for children with mild learning difficulties.  ACS defines students with mild learning difficulties as those who require some additional support in identified areas of need such as reading, writing, mathematics, and organizational/study habits in order to succeed in  ACS’ academic program. Students with mild learning difficulties do not require modification to the mainstream educational program. 

ACS’ Learning Support program is built on a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).   The model maximizes school resources to ensure the success of all students and uses data to guide instruction, assessment and intervention. Individual Learning Plans (ILP) are developed for students enrolled in the LS program. The ILPs determine the type of support and accommodations a student receives.  


Enrichment and Extension

At the American Community School, opportunities for enrichment and extension are  integrated into our existing educational program, and through the Multi Tier System of Support (MTSS). Data is collected through formative assessments that guide the teachers in offering differentiated materials for students. 

 

Elementary School:

Typical ES Learning Support Program at ACS
 

Division

Direct Services

Indirect Services

Elementary School

Grades 1 to 5

  1. A need-based schedule is created by which students will receive 2 or more support sessions weekly of a minimum of 20 minutes each. This support is a combination of push-in (in the regular classroom) and pull-out (in the Learning Support classroom) depending on the needs of the student

  2. Differentiation 

  3. Accommodations 

  1. Collaboration with content teachers

  2. Provision of resources to teachers

  3. Classroom level accommodations

 

Middle School:

Typical MS Learning Support Program at ACS
 

Division

Direct Services

Indirect Services

Middle School

Grades 6 - 8

  1. Learning Support classes scheduled 2 or 3 times per week for 75 minutes with direct instruction, additional support of content areas, and study skills

  2. Accommodations

  3. Advocacy 

  1. Collaboration with content area teachers

  2. Provision of resources to teachers

  3. Classroom level accommodations per individual student plan

 

High School:

Typical HSLearning Support Program at ACS
 

Division

Direct Services

Indirect Services

High School

Grades 9-12

  1. Learning Support class scheduled 2 or 3 times per week for 80 minutes with direct instruction, additional support of content areas, and study skills

  2. Accommodations

  3. Advocacy 

  1. Collaboration with content area teachers

  2. Provision of resources to teachers

  3. Classroom level accommodations per individual student plan


 

 

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