Support Programs

OPRFHS Support Programs

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Program/Initiative

 

Target Students

No. of Students

Impacted (annual)

 

Type of Program/Contact Person

 

Academic Supports

Tutoring/Homework Center - Drop-in

tutoring center open from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Students needing

instructional support in the core content areas.

All students

Academic

Support/

Jason Dennis, AP for Instruction

Test Prep Course Enrollment - An effort by counselors to personally encourage

African American juniors to enroll in an ACT or SAT test prep course.

African American juniors planning to attend college

and needing to take college entrance exams.

12

Academic Support/

Student Counselor

Preparatory Programs and Supports

Summer Math Step-Up Program -

Opportunity for students to take a summer math course to enable them to move up an academic level.

Freshmen/sophomores who

have demonstrated the potential to move up a level.

120

Academic

Support/

Julie Frey, Math Division Chair

8 to 9 Connections – Summer transition

program for incoming freshmen with emphasis on academic and social skills. Co-taught classes by D97/D200 English and Math teachers.

Incoming freshmen identified

by joint D200, D97, and D90 criteria.

55

Curriculum

Initiative/

Phil Prale, Asst. Supt. C & I

Summer Practicum in English - A

summer school course for sophomores and juniors to support reading and writing development.

Identified sophomores and

juniors

28

Curriculum

Initiative/

Helen Gallagher, English Division Chair

 

Parent Outreach

Parent Outreach Coordinator – Assists in developing programs and

opportunities for parents in order to support student success and create strong positive relationships across the communities.

Students and parents identified by D97 and D90

support services program.

~120

Parent Outreach and Support/

Latonia Jackson

Student Instructional Supports

Extended Algebra – An extended

period of intensive academic support for students enrolled in Algebra 1 that utilizes an interactive technology-based curriculum.

Students enrolled in Algebra

1 in need of additional support as identified by standardized test scores and/or Special Education recommendations.

150

Curriculum

Initiative/

Julie Frey, Math Division Chair

 

 

MENTA Academy – Alternative

school managed and run by MENTA.

Students requiring an

alternative off-campus setting.

20

Academic Support/ Student Counselor, Social Worker or SID

Co-taught classes –Courses offered to

provide support for students to enhance mainstream opportunities.

Special Education students

eligible to take mainstream educational courses.

~140

Special Education/

IEP Case Manager

CITE Program - Off campus outcome-

based program to promote students’ independence in the home and community; teaching students life skills.

Special Ed students who have

completed the high school program.

22

Special Education/

IEP Case Manager

Student Activities and Support Groups

F.R.E.E. (Females Reaching for

Educational Excellence) - A program to promote good decision-making and problem solving skills in collaboration with community support and school resource officers.

Female students referred by

school staff

14

Student Services/

Latonia Jackson

ONE (Theta Scholars) - A mentoring

program that engages male students of color in academic and social topics that speak to the multiple identities of the students with race and gender at the core.

Non-white male students.

30

Co-Curricular

Pupil Support Services Team Model

(PSS) - Team assessment process for analysis of student problem situations and recommendation for intervention.

Students whose patterns of

changing behavior, attendance or performance cause concern.

Varies

Student Services/

Jennifer Hoffmann, AP for Student Services

Behavior Interventionist - A full time

faculty member assigned to reduce behavior incidents and off campus placements within the ED program.

ED students

120

Special Education/

Dr. Gwen Walker-Qualls

Academic Learning Program

In-School Credit Recovery –A support

intended to assist students with earning credit towards graduation through online learning opportunities.

Students identified by PSS

teams and the API.

50 max

Academic

Support/

Jason Dennis, AP for Instruction

Motivational Mentorship – A lunch-

time mentoring program intended to help students navigate the demands of life, both inside and outside of school, to foster positive life choices and outcomes.

All students

Varies

Curriculum

Initiative/ Jason Dennis, AP for Instruction

Academic Enrichment (AE)- A course that helps students with executive functioning and self management.

Students identified through

PSS teams

60

Social Emotional

Learning/

Jason Dennis, AP for Instruction

 

 

Reading Program

Elements of Reading- An intensive,

double-period reading course designed to address deficits in reading skill development for students.

Students scoring below the

40th percentile as identified

on reading or English standardized tests and assessments.

60

Academic

Support/ Kristen McKee, RTI Coordinator

Literacy Support Resource 9– Daily support period with a teacher to assist

with reading across the content areas.

Freshmen scoring below the 50th percentile on reading or English standardized tests.

60

Academic

Support/ Kristen McKee, RTI Coordinator

Literacy Support Resource 10 – Daily

support period with a teacher to assist with reading across the content areas.

Sophomores scoring below

the 50th percentile on reading

or English standardized tests.

40

Academic

Support/ Kristen McKee, RTI Coordinator

Literacy Coaching – A support provided

for teachers and divisions working to infuse literacy instruction across the content areas.

Students enrolled in courses

in the core content areas.

All students

Curriculum

Initiative/ Jason Dennis, AP for Instruction

Professional Development

Teacher Collaboration Teams

Collaborative meetings in which teachers meet to improve teaching and learning centered around course- specific student achievement data.

Faculty professional

development program

All students

Professional

Development

Learning Strands – Topic specific

learning session for teachers intended to support teachers in addressing a wide array of student centered needs and provide instructional support for teachers.

Staff professional

development

All faculty and

identified staff members

Professional

Development

Spoken Word Teacher - A full time

position assigned to support poetry instruction within the English curriculum.

All students

Varies

Curriculum

Initiative/ Pete Kahn