Academic Individualized Education Plans (IEP/504) are designed to provide accommodations and/or modifications for students showing a need for academic support in one or more subjects beyond what is provided for all students.
Not everyone learns the same way, studies the same way, focuses the same way, or even relaxes the same way. In some cases, students may need a more lasered-in approach to their education. We're here for you!
Maranatha Christian Academy’s Learning Support Services is committed to identifying and meeting the distinctive educational needs of students through individualized educational programming by partnering with parents and teachers.
Here are a few of the ways we help our students:
LSS staff and trained volunteers spend time with a small group or one-on-one providing individualized academic support, to ensure success in the classroom.
Our staff determines if in some cases, small group and one-on-one instruction for students should be provided in reading and math based on student needs.
Sometimes students need more than just academic support. Organizational Support is available to teach students how to successfully manage their academic workload on an independent basis, leading to more efficient time management and even success in the classroom.
Focus and self-regulation are the keys to success in the classroom. Sensory breaks are designed to provide students who need additional sensory support with some time away from the normal class structure.
Mini dyslexia screenings are available upon parent request or teacher referral. Tutoring is provided using an Orton-Gillingham based approach. Our tutors use the Barton Reading & Spelling System.
Students may be given the WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) test to determine the level of support needed and annually to measure English growth. This test assesses English language proficiency in the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. Students who qualify for ELL services will receive one-on-one or small group support from an ELL teacher. Based on the need, support will be provided either in the classroom to support classroom work, or outside of the classroom to help develop the student's proficiency in English.
MCA Accelerated provides extension activities and accelerated curricula for advanced and/or academically gifted students and supports advanced students’ social and emotional needs. Students are identified for the program through testing and teacher recommendations:
Students in grades 2-6 are pulled out of the classroom to complete extension activities in the areas of Science/Engineering, math, and/or Language Arts.