Academic

Academically speaking, I work with classroom teachers and parents/guardians alike to help students meet academic standards as well as supporting them in setting goals for academic success. Working with students individually or in small groups, the goal is often to develop the skills surrounding organization, study habits, and time management. Indirectly, I strive to minimize personal, social, and emotional berries that may negatively impact academic performance.



TUTORS

For a list of available tutors (Reading and Mathematics), please contact me at:
jak2@smsd.us or 717-258-6484 ext. 2129

 

GIFTED PROGRAMMING

Gifted Programming is provided in all buildings at South Middleton and is referred to as the Special Interest Program or SI. It can consist of a pull-out enrichment program, grade or subject acceleration, and/or modified classroom instruction. The make-up of your child’s gifted program is based on your child’s needs.

Most gifted children will opt to participate in the pull-out enrichment program at the elementary level. Usually, children miss Language Arts or Reading instruction in order to participate in SI as most are quite able in these two areas. In general, teachers do not ask SI students to make-up the classroom work they are missing. Occasionally, due to scheduling problems or numerous interruptions to instructional time, teachers will need to ask your child to complete a missed assignment at home or during a scheduled flex period.

Elementary students have Special Interest 100-120 minutes per cycle. During Special Interest time, students spend four months completing an independent study, three months on a group unit and two months doing inventions. The first 10-15 minutes of each class is used for a critical thinking, creative thinking or an effective activity.

 

Please contact me (jak2@smsd.us / 717-258-6484x 2129) if you are interested in having your child screened for the Gifted Program or would like to learn more about the Gifted screening process.