Our mission is to maximize every student's academic potential and personal responsibility. To this end, we offer a number of different levels of support through our Pyramid of Interventions (POI). There are three levels of the Pyramid of Interventions:
- TIER 1 includes all programs available to all students, such as: open tutorial, mentor program, goal setting, 6th grade study skills class.
- TIER 2 becomes more targeted to specific student needs, such as: required tutorial, required homework help, after school tutoring, conferences with counseling/admin staff.
- TIER 3 includes intervention classes, student study team meetings, and possible special education testing if all other tiers of support are not working.
It is important to understand that being referred to the POI is not a punishment! We are passionate about student success and do our best to offer our students the individualized support they need to be academically successful and prepared for the rigors of high school and college.
When a student is referred to the POI, the following occurs:
- Tutorial: A teacher who is concerned with a student's progress will stamp the student's binder reminder to attend tutorial, which is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school day. This is time dedicated to re-teaching and re-testing of essential standards.
- Student Administrative Conference: If a teacher is concerned about a student's progress and the first step of asking a student to attend tutorial is not enough help, the teacher will recommend that the student get additional POI help. This recommendation (as indicated on a student's progress report) will generate a meeting with a counselor or administrator, who will then conference with the student during the school day to help put together a plan of action to move toward academic success. Each additional time a student is referred for support, the conversation and plan of action becomes more specific to the student's individual needs, progressively moving through tiers 1, 2, and 3.