The VALOR Program

Joey Silva

Director of Student Development

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VALOR is a Supportive Environment for:

academics

organizational skills

motivation

The purpose of Paragon’s Valor program is to provide academic support for students who need some extra support in their academic classes or may need some professional support due to a diagnosed Learning Disability. The program strives to provide a supportive environment which allows the student to receive some extra care and attention in the areas they might struggle in, whether it be organizational, motivational, or academic. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide support for each student to embrace his or her abilities and acquire an individualized method of learning to maximize strengths and achieve success within the classroom.

Admissions standards are the same for all students who apply to Paragon Prep and wish to be a part of the Valor Program. Admission to Paragon may be conditional with enrollment in the program, but students do not have to continue with the Valor Program if they exhibit the ability to have success independently . While we are experienced and equipped to offer proper accommodations for a variety of learning differences, we may be unable to support all possible behavior modification plans.

More Information about VALOR

  • Students enrolled in the Valor Program will attend the group sessions in place of their study hall and /or before school in zero hour for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

  • Students will attend 3-5 days a week.

  • Students will be given organizational and planning strategies, receive academic support through modeling proper and effective study habits, and also receive any emotional or social support through the process.

  • Each student will be assessed throughout the trimester, and progress will be shared with parents during the Parent/Teacher Conferences at the end of each trimester and school year.

  • Students with a diagnosed learning disability that requires specialized support (such as Dyslexia or Dysgraphia) will be required to see an outside Educational Therapist and adhere to the recommendations of the program set forth by said Educational Therapist.

  • Some students may also be required to meet with an outside tutor in a one-on-one setting after school to receive additional support in a specific subject they might need extra support in (e.g. a Math or Writing Tutor).

  • The Valor Program space may also be used as a testing center for students who might need a different environment or additional time.

Eligibility and admission decisions for entrance into the Valor program will be based on a complete and recent evaluation that documents the student’s learning difference from an approved professional psycho-educational evaluation or by recommendation by Program Director, Teacher, or Parent. If the student does not have a diagnosed Learning Disability, a meeting between Director, Administrator and Parent may be required to gain acceptance into the program and so that educational goals may be aligned. The student’s Accommodation Plan will then be determined with the recommendations from the full evaluation as approved by Paragon Prep. All documentation will be managed and maintained confidentially on file by the Valor Program Director. Paragon Prep will not share any of this documentation with any outside source.

Participation in the program requires a fee in addition to regular tuition.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Payable in Trimester Payments of $800 each, or

Monthly Payments of $300 each