The Academic Mastery Therapeutic School values the dignity and uniqueness of each individual and we promote responsible citizenship.
Emotional/Behavioral Disability is a program designed to provide students with a format for learning the social skills of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and decision-making.
The program drives and empowers students to seek healthy and positive relationships with their family, friends, and their community. As a result, students will become a positive contributor to society.
The Learning Disability Program is designed to address the academic
needs of the student who is performing significantly below grade
level. Through the collection of data, an individualized learning plan
is developed; in addition, the program utilizes a sequential and
multisensory approach designed around student learning needs.
OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENT PROGRAM
The Other Health Impairment Program is for students who are Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder but are not limited to the fore mention disorders. The program is for students who are experiencing health problems which interferes with the learning process
DEVELOPMENT DELAYED PROGRAM
The Developmental Delayed Program is for students who are delayed in one or more of the following domains which interferes in the learning process.
- Physical development (fine and gross motor skills)
- Cognitive development (intellectual abilities)
- Communication (speech and language)
- Social or emotional development (social-emotional skills emotional control)
- Adaptive development (self-care skills)
Academic Mastery teachers use a variety of researched-based curricula. A curriculum is selected based on an individual student’s needs and IEP team discussions with consideration of the state common core curricula used in general education. Based on individual strengths and weaknesses, specific strategies are instructed and supported throughout the education program. The approach incorporates the use of technology and S.T.E.A.M across the curricula.
PBIS skills are taught to help form more independent and motivated learners.
THERAPY TREATMENT & RELATED SERVICES
Each student’s specific therapeutic needs will be assessed during the multidisciplinary meeting and throughout the student’s time in the program. Therapeutic services are provided in the form of individual sessions with the student’s social worker and in classroom, and group activity settings. A cognitive behavioral approach is utilized in therapy sessions, with a focus on improving coping skills, social skills, and problem solving strategies. An emphasis is placed on the student transferring these newly learned skills to a least restrictive school setting. Academic Mastery has a full time social worker on staff and has access to the services of a speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist for students who require these related services based on their I.E.P.’s. Academic Mastery staff provides consultative services, individual or group therapy based on a student’s individual needs.