Picture students working in groups and having intriguing intellectual discussions about topics that are relevant and interesting to them. Although the classroom population includes a great diversity of backgrounds, experiences, languages, and cognitive abilities, each child is contributing meaningfully to the conversation and you can see their authentic engagement through their animated faces.
Inclusion coupled with high expectations is at the heart of The Academy’s approach to supporting diverse learning needs. The Academy has a strong staff of experienced learning support specialists who work hard to implement a high quality multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) with the core belief that all children can succeed.
MTSS is defined as a prevention-based framework of team-driven, data-based problem solving for improving the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices applied at both the classroom and school levels. MTSS is a framework that uses implementation science to create one integrated system from a wide range of student support options. At The Academy this includes support for students struggling with academics or social-emotional challenges, advanced students, students with disabilities, students learning English as a second language, and more. Our system is designed to support the needs of all students and recognize each individual as a valued and contributing member of our community.