OUR METHOD

  • Multi-Age & Multi-Ability
    • Focus on mild to moderate
    • Staff communicates with professionals to help student achieve and maintain stability
    • Support Peer Modeling
    • Provide Low Student to Teacher Ratio (6:1 or lower)
    • Develop students’ sense of belonging
    • Build a community
    • Students are supportive and accepted/accepting
    • Promote Intra- and Inter-Emotional Awareness (empathy)
    • Participate in Group Meetings morning, mid-day, afternoon where Individualized goals are part of group plan for the day
    • Structure Dynamic groups, social interaction
    • Support the Home/School Partnership and Communication
    • Nurture a caring and compassionate environment
    • Facilitate Social Awareness
  • Credentialed and Experienced Staff
    • Recognize and leverage developmental stages
    • Leverage flexibility and collaboration amongst staff
    • Teach via multi-sensory
    • Apply the Scientific Method to teaching and learning daily
    • Provide appropriate and in-the-moment intervention
    • Incorporate strategies from various research-based programs; no two students are alike
    • Practice Positive Discipline
    • Support transitioning into larger environments (generalize learning into the broader world)
  • Individualized Teaching and Learning
    • Make the abstract concrete via Experiential Learning (field trips, role playing, hands-on activities, etc.)
    • Structure free time for Success (free time choices pre-determined by staff)
    • Specifically support Executive Functioning and Social Cognitive learning
    • Apply creative methodologies to teaching Common Core
    • Customize and adapt Homework