Intensive Learning Support Program
The Intensive Learning Support Program is designed to provide intensive educational programming to students with significant learning needs. These needs impact a student’s academic performance and social functioning. The program is designed for students who cannot make meaningful educational gains in less restrictive environments. Students eligible for the program, meet the criteria for special education services, have a disability, and have the need for remediation. The program aligns academic skill development with PA Standards. Instruction is provided through research based curricula and programs, and is provided at the student’s instructional level. Adventure-based and PEAK activities are provided to students by specially trained personnel. Students are engaged in activities that involve cooperative learning and team building skills.
Adventure Based learning Opportunities
Selected elementary, middle school, and high school locations in Adams and York Counties are provided opportunities to learn through adventure based experiences.
Academic Instruction: Differentiated, intensive academic instruction is provided based upon the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The program has a specific curriculum developed for each academic area listed below while using evidence-based strategies implemented by special education staff.
Communication Arts and Literacy
- Phonics/Phonemic Awareness
- Vocabulary Development
- Oral Reading Fluency
- Comprehension and Literary Elements
- Written Expression
- Spelling and Proofreading
- Application and Problem Solving
Social Skills and Emotional Learning Skills
- Social Studies
- Personal Health and Wellness
- Computer Applications
- Family Consumer Science (HS)
Adventure Activities: Adventure-based activities are provided to students by specially trained teachers. Students are engaged in activities that involve cooperative learning and team building skills.
- Communicating Effectively
- Resolving Conflicts
- Solving Daily Problems
- Developing Peer Relationships
- Demonstrating Respect for Others
- Reflecting on Student Learning
- Setting Individual Goals
- Developing Trust
- Working as a Team Member
- Developing Leadership Skills
- Following Task Instructions
- Asking Relevant Questions
- Developing Positive Self-Esteem
- Maintaining Personal Health and Wellness