In the middle school classroom, OCS teachers strive to provide the level of differentiation necessary for individual students. When that level of differentiation is not adequate, OCS provides an academic support program that focuses on reading intervention and academic success skills. The academic support program is staffed by a teacher trained to provide the support needed to prepare students for a successful school experience.
Two levels of academic support are offered at the middle school level:
Students are admitted to the academic support program through a formal process. First, students are identified by either a teacher or parent as a candidate for services. Academic struggles and low grades are often the first indicators that a student may require additional support. Once a child is identified, the principal will schedule a meeting with parents and the academic support teacher to discuss the benefits and details of receiving academic support services.
To qualify for a written accommodations plan or to receive services in the pull-out lab, students must meet the following criteria:
The cost of participating in the Academic Support Program is $1,000 per year. For students who do not need an entire year of services, the annual tuition will be prorated. There is no charge for receiving a written accommodations plan.