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AIS Course Objectives and Expectations


            English Academic Intervention Services, AIS, instruction is designed to meet the needs of each individual student. The English Regents exams and informal assessments will be used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in reading comprehension and writing skills. You will participate in small group activities and receive assignments designed to capitalize upon your strengths and help develop those skills which need improvement.



            AIS, Academic Intervention Services, means additional instruction and/or student support services, which supplement the instruction provided in the general curriculum and assist you in meeting the State and Common Core learning standards. AIS is not a punishment, but an opportunity for you to improve your English grade, keep up with English assignments due in class, as well as prepare you for the English Regents. We will work together in a small setting to help you overcome barriers that affect your ability to learn.

            It is imperative that you are present for this course. Each day we meet you will be graded on the work you did for that session.  You will be held responsible on the same scale as any other course for unexcused absences, misbehavior, disruptive attitudes, etc. This course works on a pass/fail basis and if you do the work, you will not only pass, but will see an improvement in your English ability and accomplishments.



            You are expected to:

  • Be on time
  • Be productive
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Remember that this course will help you improve your reading and writing skills if you are willing to put in the effort