By personalizing learning for each student, teachers in our K-4 elementary schools are able to know each student by name, strength, interest and need.
Our personalized learning efforts include providing additional support to students who may need extra help. Each of our K-4 elementary schools has several academic specialists who work along with classroom teachers to meet the needs of each student. Rather than being assigned to a specific classroom, academic specialists provide support to every classroom in the school.
Academic specialists typically work with small groups of students to improve their reading and math skills. Each school also has an academic specialist that works with English Learner students. Academic specialists, in consultation with the classroom teacher, can focus on particular learning for each student and to provide the support each student needs.