• In collaboration with administration, families, sending towns, and other campus departments; the Student Services department encompasses a variety of support options for WA students that vary based on student need.

    These supports include, but are not limited to:​

    • Individualized Special Education​
    • 504 Accommodations​
    • Mental Health supports​
    • Transition planning​
    • Crisis intervention​
    • Resource assistance for families

    The Student Services department is comprised of:

    • Director of Student Services
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Special Education Teachers & Case Managers
    • Social Workers
    • School Psychologist
    • Paraprofessionals
    • BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)  
  • Our Tiered SRBI (Scientific Research-Based Interventions) Approach to Building a Resilient Learning Community

    • Tier I: General education core practices; applies to all students
      • Utilizes data to explore the overall efficacy of curriculums, instruction, and school climate
      • Involves an integrated system of culturally-responsive social-emotional learning and behavioral support for all students, and monitors fidelity of implementation
      • Responds to state standards offering flexible groups for differentiation of product, process, content, and universal progress monitoring
      • Offers college/career readiness opportunities with the support of Academy College & Career Counselors
    • Tier II: Students who have not responded to Tier I core practices and aligned benchmarks, who require additional support
      • Specially designed interventions as needed to build skills.
      • More frequent progress monitoring and college/career readiness opportunities with the support of wraparound services (ie., social worker(s), etc.)
      • Consideration of 504-Accommodation Plan
      • Availability of individualized assessments, as necessary
    • Tier III: Students who have not responded to Tier I or Tier II interventions, who require further support
      • Services are facilitated through specialized programs or instructional delivery models, such as the IEP (Individualized Education Plan)/PPT (Planning and Placement Team) process, PEC (Program for Exceptional Children), and ELL (English Language Learners)
      • Consideration of, and access to, necessary related service providers

     

    A Deeper Look at Levels within Tier III

    • Tier III Level I: All students receiving Special Education Services are:
      • Assigned a Special Education Case Manager;
      • Provided with specifically designed accommodations, modifications, and individualized instruction;
      • Provided with quarterly IEP (Individualized Education Plan) progress monitoring input, an annual review meeting, and a tri-annual evaluation for services; and are
      • Offered inclusion opportunities to the greatest extent possible
    • Tier III Level II: Scheduling and extracurricular considerations are determined based on student need
      • Unified Opportunities for Electives
      • 1:1 accommodations/modifications, as needed
      • Determination of access to Applied Skills classes, Math & Language Arts labs, Counseling, SLP (Speech-Language Pathologists), OT (Occupational Therapy),  etc., as deemed necessary for each student
    • Tier III Level III: Select students are eligible for admission into the STRIVE (Structured Teaching, Reinforcing Individualized Varied Experiences) program
      • Provision of functional academics, individualized pacing, transitional services, social-emotional skill groups, and community-based instruction