Intensive Support sERVICES

Goal: The goal of Intensive Support Services (ISS) is to provide an opportunity for students to correct their behavior without sending the student home or having to serve out of school suspensions. Renaissance Academy will make every effort to keep a non-compliant or disruptive student at school, working with them to correct their behavior, so they may return to their normal school day.

Students may be assigned to Intensive Support Services for many different reasons. When a student is non-compliant with any staff member, including (but not limited to) classroom teachers, staff assistants, bus drivers, and/or administration, the Renaissance Academy Director may choose to assign a student to ISS. ISS may be for an hour or day(s), depending on the infraction, offense, or the student’s discipline history. The time assigned to ISS will be at the discretion of the Director of Renaissance Academy.

How Does it Work?

Once a student has been assigned ISS, the ISS Instructor will contact the student’s parent/guardian to inform them that their student has been assigned ISS, and answer any questions the parent/guardian may have.

What Will Students Do in ISS?

Students may participate in any or all of the following activities while in ISS. It will be up to the ISS Instructor to assign any or all of the following activities:

Outside Activities:

  • Intense Physical Training which may include: walking/marching through the neighborhood, exercising on Cherry HIll, running on the track, using the obstacle course, push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, side-straddle hops, etc.

  • Students may be tending to the maintenance of the campus and surrounding area, which may include: cutting grass, raking, weed pulling, picking up trash, etc.

Inside Activities:

  • Students will be put on work detail, which may include: cafeteria clean-up, deep cleaning in the main buildings, laundry, etc.

  • Students will be responsible for completing the work they are missing by not being in the classroom. Students MAY be working on classwork while in ISS, but this is NOT guaranteed. Students may have to do their classwork at home before returning to school the following day. ALL ASSIGNED CLASSWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE A STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO CLASS.


Students who may have a temporary or long-term disability AND are put on profile by the school nurse will have activities tailored to their abilities.