Academic Intervention Services Ms. Piasecki Room: C 141 Phone Number: 687-2300 X [email protected] What is the Academic Center? The academic center was created to be a support service for students who are in need of additional instruction that supplements their general curriculum, by providing extra time for focused instruction or increased student teacher instructional contact time. Who must attend? Students in grades 9-12 are required to receive AIS if they score below the state designated performance level (a 1 or 2) on one or more of the State intermediate assessments in English Language Arts, math, social studies, and science, or score below the State designated performance level on any of the State examinations required for graduation. Other possible reasons for being assigned to this class may be: poor attendance, student records, teacher recommendation, and continuous documented difficulty in specified classes. How is a student assigned to AIS? If a student was previously receiving academic intervention services, their portfolio will be reviewed and services will be reassigned if necessary. In grades where no state assessments are given, students will receive AIS if they are determined to be at risk of not meeting State standards according to criteria established by the District. The Student Intervention Team (SIT) will generate a list of students at risk for consideration of AIS services. The SIT will also consider students who are referred by a teacher or a parent. Consideration for service will be based upon multiple measures. Upon review of the data presented, the Sit will determine if the student needs AIS and the level of service needed to meet State standards. How does a student exit AIS? Academic intervention services may be discontinued when a student is considered likely to meet or is meeting the state standards. Discontinuation of the service should be considered as a function of the Student Intervention Team. Multiple sources of information will be examined, as evidence of improvement, such as: performance on Regents, State, and standardized norm-referenced assessments; district developed procedures; grades; attendance; and teacher observation. How can I help my student? Parental involvement is an important key to a student being successful in the academic center. Parents are encouraged to stay in contact with the student’s teachers in order to aid the student and teacher in a successful outcome. Attached you will find a handout that will provide helpful information to the teachers in the academic center. This information will help us provide your student with specifically tailored instruction that will help to make them successful. Monitoring a student’s homework and grades, will also aid in success. Things to remember In the academic intervention center every day is a new beginning, and every day is an opportunity to make a U turn in the right direction. Every student has a candle just waiting to be lit. It is everyone's responsibility to help light it.