Student Success Center


Course Offerings


Mrs. J. Ladd   Room: A – 14 Phone: 376-5572 e-mail:jladd@grafton.k12.wi.us


Reading/Writing Support

Rationale:

The incentive for this support is the desire to address the needs of students in the areas of reading and writing who are currently not meeting course or grade level expectations.  

Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to provide additional instruction that will motivate and teach struggling readers and writers.  The students will receive instruction from a computer-based program named ThinkCERCA.  This program provides aids to help students read closely, think critically, and ultimately develop powerful writing pieces.  Additional instruction will also be provided to enrich their Communication Arts curriculum and literacy and written assessments in other courses. The goal of this course is to develop and strengthen the skills the students need to become proficient readers and writers. Students will be assessed at the end of the semester to see whether or not they may be dismissed. These students will be selected based off of MAPS test scores and other informal assessment scores and Communication Arts teacher recommendation.

Grading:

The students will be evaluated using a PASS/FAIL grading system. ½ credit will be awarded each semester.  The students will be graded using three categories.  They are the following:  ThinkCERCA  progress and achievement/Reading and Writing Skills: effort and completion/Content Area Work Time: effort and use of time.


At-Risk Support

Rationale:

The incentive for this support is to provide extra assistance to those students who are lacking skills necessary to achieve success in their content area classes.  

Objectives:

The purpose of this support is to help out those students who are having difficulties finding success in their courses and may be at risk of not graduating from high school. Flexible scheduling or credit recovery will be used to ensure credit completion and individual success. Students will be assessed at the end of the semester to see whether or not they may be dismissed. These students may be recommended by their counselors or teachers based on grades, test scores, emotional concerns, etc.  


Credit Recovery Support

Rationale:

The credit recovery program is designed for students who have been unsuccessful in mastering content or skills required to receive course credit. Students with course deficiencies benefit from the credit recovery program by mastering learning standards rather than repeating the entire course.  

Objectives:

COMPASS Learning software will serve as the program to receive credit.  Compass Learning provides an online learning environment containing self-paced, semester-long courses to allow students to recover lost credits in any of the four core academic areas:  English, Math, Science, Social Studies and other courses. The teacher will collaborate with teachers and guidance counselors, monitor students progress, provide assistance to students and provide important information on student scoring and success. These students will be referred by school counselors.

Grading:

The students must complete 90% of the curriculum and earn a grade of at least a 60% or higher for credit.


ċ
StudentSuccessCenter2016-17.zip
(2k)
Jodie Ladd,
Sep 22, 2016, 7:52 AM