• ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS

    The secondary schools provide a full range of support programs to assist students in specific areas of learning. For some students these are required subjects which are mandated by the State Education Department based on pupil’s prior performance and standardized tests. Parental assistance in encouraging student participation is of great importance.

    • Reading Support: Reading Support is a supplemental literacy program in which students receive intensive, small group instruction that focuses on the key components of informational reading, the active reading process, comprehension strategies, study skills, and academic vocabulary development. This class meets on alternate days and requires consistent attendance, daily reading, and practice. Students are recommended for this class based on multiple data, including NYS English Language Arts assessments, standardized reading assessments, and teacher recommendations.

    • Literacy Workshop: The Literacy Workshop is designed to assist students in grades seven through twelve in elevating their reading and writing skills. The course serves as a vehicle for students to explore a variety of writing strategies and styles, various genres, and rhetorical devices. It also provides students with a variety of reading opportunities designed to strengthen informational reading techniques, improve and reinforce comprehension strategies and build academic vocabulary across all content. Students are recommended for this class based on multiple data, including NYS English Language Arts assessments, standardized reading assessments, and teacher recommendations.

    • Regents Math Support: Regents math support classes are offered for Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2. These classes focus on the skills necessary for success in these courses and on their corresponding Regents examinations. Placement is recommended based on performance on the state assessment, performance in his/her current math class, and by teacher recommendation.

    • Speech/Hearing: Students with disabilities in the speech and auditory areas are assigned as necessary to a teacher qualified to assist in the correction of difficulties caused by these conditions.

    • English as a New Language (ENL): For students whose native language is other than English, support services may be provided to assist the student to become proficient in English language skills.

    • Regents Science Support: Regents science support classes are offered for Earth Science, the Living Environment and Chemistry to focus on the skills necessary for success in the course and the Regents examination. Placement into support is based upon performance in science classes, state exams and teacher recommendation.

    • Special Help: The After School Academic Coaching Program is intended for students who might have learning problems due to less complicated learning disabilities than those students who qualify for special education services. Participation in this program requires the recommendation of the Instructional Support Team (IST) or Section 504 Committee.

    • Regents Social Studies Support: Social Studies remediation for those students who must pass the required Regents exams in Global History and Geography and U.S. History and Government, is provided by assigning a student to a special social studies support class.

    • Regents Prep ClassesEnglish CC Regents prep classes are offered after school for several weeks prior to the ELA CC Regents examination in January.  In June, Regents prep classes are available after school for English, science, math, US History and Government, and Global History and Geography.

    • Summer School Regents Prep ClassesTwo-week sessions, offered prior to the administration of the State tests in August, will be available for English, science, math, US History and Government and Global History and Geography.