Welcome to the 8:1:1 Program. 8:1:1 means up to 8 students, 1 teacher, and 1 teaching assistant. We have 6th grade through 8th graders in our program who all have low average to average cognitive ability. The students in our program may have a mental health diagnosis and display challenging behaviors that interfere with learning in a general education setting. In our program we have 2 teachers and a social worker. Ms. Ferreira teaches Math and Humanities and Mrs. Shupp teaches Science and English Language Arts (ELA).
In our program students will take the general education curriculum in a smaller class setting. We work with students on social and behavioral skills using adult support and consistency.
General education curriculum
Social and behavioral skills
Behavior management program within the classroom
Some may need a BSP (Behavior Support Plan) or BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan)
Smaller class setting
Adult support and consistency in routines and expectations
Instructional program focuses on meeting emotional/behavioral needs while addressing academic skills
Counseling is based on student needs – students may have group and/or individual counseling weekly, biweekly, or every other day
Assistance with coping skills
Instruction and support with social and behavioral skills
Frequent collaboration and communication with parents and community service providers – we require parents/guardians to participate in a parent conference once each trimester