STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Student Support Services (SSS) exists to serve students* who have needs that require intervention beyond the support offered in the regular classroom. The goal is to maintain a high level of achievement through tutoring services and targeted accommodations that will assist students to succeed within the regular curriculum.
Services are provided directly by CCS staff and at times in conjunction with the Cascade Public School District.
The SSS Director communicates directly with teachers, students, and parents to monitor the students learning needs.
SSS staff will attend parent/teacher conferences, initiate student check-ins, receive updates from tutors, monitor grades, and help guide educational decisions.
Only students with an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) qualify for these services.
Should my child be considered for an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)?
- Is the child struggling to learn in the traditional classroom?
- Are school assessments showing that the child is not meeting benchmarks?
- Has a teacher alerted SSS that your child is performing significantly below grade level?
- Does the parent have concerns about their child’s ability to meet grade-level benchmarks?
- Is the child exhibiting a chronic health condition?
- Will my child need accommodations on the SAT/ACT college entrance exams?
- Is the school administration requiring an ILP for admission or continued enrollment?
Generally, multiple concerns exist for an ILP to be created. This school is not equipped to serve students who have learning differences due to significant emotional, social, or behavioral issues, nor can we accommodate students who need an extremely small classroom to be academically successful. Students need to have the IQ potential to successfully master grade-level benchmarks.
What is the procedure to develop an ILP?
- SSS Director determines a student should be considered for an ILP based upon supporting evidence.
- A meeting between the SSS Director, teacher(s), and parent(s) will be held to document current evidence and consider additional required evidence.
- Additional evidence will be collected: testing, information from a physician/therapist, observation forms, etc.. (paid by the parents or through public school services)
- A meeting between the SSS Director, teacher(s), and parent(s) will be held to summarize additional evidence and draft an ILP if appropriate.
- A final ILP is signed by the appropriate staff and parents. All prescriptive accommodations and necessary tutoring (paid by parents) will be agreed to by parents and teachers.
The Director may bypass certain requirements in special circumstances. As in any private school setting, Crosshill Christian School is not required to develop or follow Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) or 504 Plans.
What plans are available for ILP-qualified students?
*The Barton Reading & Spelling System is a structured literacy program that is Orton-Gillingham influenced. The Barton Program is multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured, and a sequential intense intervention program.
**Families who qualify for Need-based Financial Aid for tuition will have half of the same percentage applied to the costs of Student Support Services. Payment rates are for full-time students only. Students who receive tutoring services will not receive discounts from regular tuition payments.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTOR
Krissy advocates for students who are struggling academically. Children who are referred to Educational Support Services may be evaluated using teacher input, observational methods, and norm referenced diagnostic tools. After this information is gathered, Mrs. Bennett works closely with parents and teachers in order to provide the student’s best possible learning solutions. email@example.com