AVID ABOUT A CLIMATE OF COLLEGE & CAREER: We employ AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school-wide to promote a “College & Career” climate throughout the building. College pennants line our hallways, teachers decorate doors with their college logos, and on Fridays students and teachers wear college t-shirts. Our AVID trained teachers use specific instructional strategies for critical, high-level thinking by focusing on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. By teaching students life skills, such as leadership and goal-setting, we have created a climate where students are empowered to create a pathway to their future.
CROSS-TRAINED TEACHERS (TAG/SIOP): Over 90% of our teachers are Talented and Gifted (TAG) certified and 80% are trained for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). Cross-training allows teachers to be equipped with highly effective instructional strategies to support all types of learners in the classroom, i.e., Gifted or English Language Learners. Through professional development, teachers can collaborate cross-curricular within their grade levels and Professional Learning Communities. Educating the whole child means believing every student is capable of growth and deserves the same opportunity to develop their interests and talents.
ON-SITE COUNSELING FOR THE WHOLE CHILD: Our partnership with Summit Counseling Center benefits the whole child by addressing students' social and emotional needs (e.g. anxiety, stress, peer relations, family challenges, etc.). The On-Site therapist comes every week to host individual and group therapy. This critical support allows every student to connect with a guidance counselor, social worker, school psychologist, or the On-Site Summit therapist. Students are able to receive professional therapy free of charge, regardless of socio-economic income. Fostering student success for the whole child means building a strong framework of social-emotional health.
TITAN ADVANTAGE PROGRAM: An enrichment opportunity offered on Saturdays, free of charge. All students are invited to maximize or remediate in the content mastery areas which are assessed on GA Milestones (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies). To fuel students through two, one-hour blocks of uninterrupted instruction, students are treated to a hot breakfast, snack, and pizza. National Honor Society high school students are brought in to help tutor students 1-on-1. The academic sessions are taught by dedicated expert staff members committed to student success for all Titans!