Interim Education Program - Grades 6-12
The Interim Education Program is designed to provide students with instructors who will assist with completing assignments and teaching the required curriculum materials while they are absent from their regular school.
Every school term, there are a number of students who commit various disciplinary infractions. These infractions, in many instances, result in suspension from their home school. The greatest problem is that while these students are on suspension, many are on the streets and unsupervised. While students are attending the Interim Education Program, they are given credit for not only being present, but credit for completing assignments.
When these students are separated from school, they are not being provided academic support. These suspensions from school cause the students to fall behind in their class work. As result of these suspensions, students sometimes never recover academically from some core subjects, miss certain math concepts, and they lack the initiative to stay after school for special assistance. This results in students getting further behind and they may not catch up.
While participating in this program, students will work on improving themselves both academically and socially. The Academic and Social skills consist of addressing issues such as Remedial Reading strategies, self-esteem, anger management, coping skills, self-discovery, and communication. Students participate in Student Professional Day each Wednesday by dressing in professional attire. During Student Professional Day, they research careers, learn how to obtain a job, and learn professionalism in the work place. Students focus daily on note taking, studying, and time management skills.
Students develop a personal mission statement that reflects their goals. They practice life skills that develop them as contributing members of our global society.
Upon completion of the program, the students present a portfolio that reflects their academic and social learning.
Referrals are made through the school principal and Dr. Lawrence Jointer, Director of Pupil Services. All school rules apply and must be followed in order to remain in the program.
Ms. Barbara B. Davis is to be contacted for orientation for admittance into the program. Transportation is provided through the school system.