Educational Program

Educational Model

All International Multisensory Education Council accredited 2nd through 8th grade ELA and math classes will operate at approximately 15 students per class once full K-8 expansion occurs. All reading intervention classes will be between 4-8 students depending upon intervention and individualized student need. The Kindergarten and 1st grade structure will consist of no more than 15 students per self contained classroom with one professor per classroom who is either in process, or has received certification to become, a nationally Certified Academic Language Therapist.

Core Programming

ELA

The Colorado Academic Standards for ELA will be delivered through Engage New York/Core Knowledge Language Arts core reading and writing curriculum, Lexia Core 5 personalized online programming, ScootPad’s adaptive intelligence based personalized digital online programming, and through individualized reading interventions delivered through certified academic language therapists and other highly trained intervention personnel.

Math

The Colorado Academic Standards for Math will be delivered through Engage New York/Eureka Math core math curriculum, Spatial-Temporal Math personalized online programming, multi-sensory TouchMath, ScootPad’s adaptive intelligence based personalized digital online programming, and through individualized tutor support delivered through highly trained intervention personnel.

Science and Social Studies

The Colorado Academic Standards for social studies and science will be lab and project based delivered through an innovation/makerspace model. Activities will align to the Colorado Academic Standards and Engage New York resources. Tutoring support will be available to all students based on need.

Literacy Interventions

  • Certified Academic Language Therapists Deliver Take Flight Instruction for Students who Fit a Profile for Dyslexia
  • Certified Academic Language Therapists and Practitioners Deliver Targeted Reading Interventions to All Students Struggling in Reading
  • Structured Language Literacy Interventions
  • Individualized Literacy Plans for Every Student
  • Blended Online Personalized ELA Support
  • Take Flight Intervention Used for Students Who Fit a Profile for Dyslexia

Certified Academic Language Therapists

Supporting Students Who Fit a Profile for Dyslexia

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Certified Academic Language Therapists provide diagnostic, explicit, systematic multisensory structured language intervention which builds a high degree of accuracy, knowledge, and independence for students with written-language disorders, including dyslexia.

Clinically Diagnostic and Prescriptive

Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALT) review comprehensive evaluation reports and academic samples, then administer academic skills assessments for baseline documentation. Throughout Multisensory Structured Language therapy sessions, student performance informs diagnostic and prescriptive intervention to create a high level of accuracy, fluency, and understanding for independence in written language skills.

Skilled in Multisensory Structured Language

Certified Academic Language Therapists integrate visual, auditory, and motor processing with explicit understanding of the structure of the English language, which provides a solid foundation in written language skills.

Intensive

Certified Academic Language Therapists provide expert, skilled one-to-one or small-group intervention, with high frequency over a sustained period of time, which links explicit understanding, repeated practice and performance to develop accurate and fluent reading with comprehension.

Results Driven

Certified Academic Language Therapists enable explicit understanding and application of the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and orthography), to create the foundation for age-appropriate oral and written language, including reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension, spelling, and written expression.

Certified Academic Language Practitioners

Supporting Students Who Struggle in Reading (Not Due to Dyslexia)

Certified Academic Language Practitioners provide explicit, systematic, sequential Multisensory Structured Language instruction which builds a high degree of accuracy, knowledge, and independence for students with written-language disorders, including dyslexia.

Trained at the Practitioner Level

ALTA Certified Academic Language Practitioners (CALP) are skilled in Multisensory Structured Language methodology, and teach reading, writing, study, and testing skills.

Skilled in Multisensory Structured Language

Certified Academic Language Practitioners utilize Multisensory Structured Language to integrate visual, auditory, and motor processing with explicit understanding of the structure of the English language, enabling students to develop a solid foundation for reading and writing.

Results Driven

Certified Academic Language Practitioners enable students to apply explicit understanding of the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and orthography), to develop and strengthen both reading and written expression.

Supplemental Programming

Discovery Class

There will be a discovery class for each student. This class will integrate art, music, and physical education standards into one course to ensure we are nurturing the valuable gifts our students possess outside the core academic realm. Our pathfinder work at the middle school level will be delivered through our discovery and blended learning classes. This work will include technology integration training, career interest and exploration work, and pathway plan support including interest exploration, career interest surveys, and student’s creating passion projects at the end of each year. This along with our innovation space class will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary authentic learning experiences.

Blended Learning Class

Each student will focus on their own personalized digital pathways in Lexia Core 5, Spatial-Temporal Math, and ScootPad’s adaptive intelligence based learning platform. Students will learn at their own pace on their own level while being supported with personalized direct instruction from a blended learning coach.

Innovation/MakerSpace

This class will utilize our students creative gifts to deliver science and social studies standards in a personalized and authentic learning environment. Students will work on projects and units that align with ELA standards throughout the year.

Pathfinders

Technology Integration Training

Physical Education and Extracurricular Engagement

Career Interest and Pre Pathway Support (ICAP)

  • Interest Exploration, Career Interest Surveys, Expanding our Students Gifts

Passion Projects

  • Culminating yearly projects that focuses on areas students are passionate about (art, dance, sports, outdoors, animals, automobiles, etc.)

Providing Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Authentic Learning Experiences

  • Engage New York curriculum will be integrated into the Innovation Space in order to bring increased authenticity, relevance, engagement, and hands on learning to our literacy programming.