Learning Support 

ICS recognizes that each student comes to our school with varying abilities and areas of need. The Learning Support department exists to assist students whose academic support needs are greater than those of their peers.

Placement:

Students with current psycho-educational reports dated within the last 3 years can be considered for the learning support program. If a student presenting learning needs has not been formally assessed, we follow our learning support referral process that begins with the Response to Intervention (RTI). The level of support a student needs will be determined by ICS using the evaluation reports.

Levels of Support:

Eligible students are placed on one of three Learning Support Levels reflecting the amount and type of support needed.

(Level 1) Consult: Student has a psychological evaluation with recommended accommodations for a learning support plan and/or from their current school. Level 1 students require accommodations across one area of learning and no additional support from a learning support teacher. 

(Level 2) In-Class Support: Student has a psychological evaluation with recommended accommodations for a learning support plan and/or a learning support plan from their current school. Level 2 students require accommodations across more than one area of learning and/or in-class support with a learning support teacher.

(Level 3) In-Class Support and Direct Services: Student has a psychological evaluation with recommended accommodations for a learning support plan and/or a learning support plan from current school. Level 3 students require significant accommodations in multiple areas of learning. Students require both in-class support and pull-out intervention support with a learning support teacher. Middle School students take learning support in place of 1-2 electives depending on the student’s needs. 

Maximum enrollment of a grade level (by percentage of enrolled students) in Learning Support is indicated below:

Grades K-5 Level 1: 10% Level 2-3: 10%

Grades 6-8 Level 1-2: 15% Level 3: 5% 

Grades 9-12 Level 1-2: 15% Level 3: 5% (only existing students; no new admissions)