MS Learning Support
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (6-8)
About 80% of the students at Carol Morgan School are first language Spanish speakers. Therefore, our ESL program (6-8) plays an important role in helping students succeed in an English immersion environment. The ESL specialists and classroom/subject area teachers work together to reinforce four skills (Oral Language, Reading, Writing, Study Skills) in English to promote success in the students' academic growth as they acquire the English language.
The resource program (grade 6-8) emphasizes the remediation of cognitive skills necessary for learning and social development. A strong focus is placed on literacy (remedial reading and writing instruction), math intervention, and study skills as they are key to students’ future success. Students who use assistive technology, or who have circumstances that require regular communication among staff, parents and/or outside services may use this service to facilitate their learning
The Literacy Skills course offered in the Middle School is designed to provide students, who have been identified as having literacy skills that are far below grade level, with an opportunity to focus on improving those skills through additional time, feedback, and effort.
Literacy Skills is a class designed to teach students strategies that will foster the comprehension skills, reading fluency, and writing skills that are essential for success in nearly all academic subjects. The class is based on individualized progress learning, which means each student works toward goals that are based on their specific needs.
Students are automatically enrolled in Literacy Skills, in lieu of an elective for the entire year, should they fall within set criteria that include lexile level, MAP, teacher recommendations and overall performance.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELING
The Middle School counselor provides services and support networks to aid young adolescents in developing their psychosocial capabilities as they work to achieve their maximum.