LAP (Learning Assistance Program) is Washington’s state-funded program that provides additional academic support to eligible students achieving below grade level on district assessments.  Title I is a federally funded program designed to help students in need of support services in academic areas. 

Discovery’s LAP Reading Program

          Discovery’s LAP teachers, Tara Shepson, Jessalyn Perry, Amanda Swan and Brook Peck, work closely with classroom teachers to ensure their students’ smooth progress in reading.  Students meet in small groups for 25 to 30 minutes on a regular basis. Instruction encompasses the essential components of reading including phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, reading fluency and accuracy, and comprehension strategies.  LAP reading instruction is in addition to the student’s regular classroom reading instruction. 


Parents Are Important!

          Parents are an important part of the LAP program.  Parents are informed of their children’s entry into the program, their children’s progress throughout the year, and are encouraged to participate in the learning process through attendance at LAP Program Information and Family Night events.