Academic Support Program (ASP)



The mission of the Academic Support Program (ASP) is to support the academic needs of identified students by providing a learning environment which empowers growth. The Academic Support Program is guided by the nine principals of Schools Attuned to All Kinds of Minds, which includes observations, neurodevelopmental analysis, management by profile and measurement of impact as key components of the ASP process and utilizes a "team" approach that includes parents.


The Academic Support Program (ASP) Committee, consisting of the coordinator, school counselors, principal and/or assistant principals, classroom teachers and applicable support staff, collaborate with parents and students to meaningfully address individual student needs. Student strengths, affinities and areas of challenge are identified through a variety of measures, which include teacher observations, standardized test/assessment results, class performance, professional evaluations (if applicable), and parent input. A plan, using Level 1 and Level 2 Accommodations, is developed and implemented. Student performance is monitored, and plans are reviewed, adjusted and/ or modified as needed.


Lower School Intervention Programs

Students, not achieving specified levels of progress across multiple assessment measures, qualify for additional support through the following programs.

Learning Lab: Foundations (PreK-2nd) provides early intervention in literacy for students in PreK-2nd grade who demonstrate a need for intensive, small group instruction. Learning Lab: Foundations utilizes high quality, research based, explicit and systematic literacy instruction in a specified area of need, based upon multlple sources of information. Small group instruction includes three to five students and takes place four days a week, with each session lasting 30-40 minutes.

 Learning Lab: Connections (2nd-3rd) provides additional instruction for students in 2nd- 3rd grade who demonstrate a need for remediation in specific skill areas. Learning Lab: Connections utilizes high quality, research based instruction targeted to the needs of the individual students or group of students. The setting and frequency of the additional instruction and support vary based on the needs of the students.


Individual student progress is continuously monitored to measure the impact of the intervention programs on student growth. Decisions, regarding continuation in the Learning Lab program, for students who do not exhibit adequate progress within the Foundation and/or Connections programs, will be determined by the Academic Support Program (ASP) Coordinator, Learning Lab instructor, and classroom teacher. Recommendations regarding the next level of support will also be determined.


St. Pius Elementary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.

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