Jefferson Elementary School staff use a variety of strategies and interventions when teaching students. These pieces help all students work toward academic and personal success.
To ensure students acquire sufficient English proficiency and to enable them to function successfully in the classroom and society the EL curriculum is content-based and reflect mainstreamed curriculum whenever possible, and students are placed at age-appropriate grade levels regardless of English language proficiency.
At Jefferson, teachers have received training in the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. We use this tool to help identify each individual student's strengths, weaknesses and needs in reading. We then use this information to develop appropriate instruction.
PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The goal of PBIS is to promote and teach appropriate pro-social skills and behaviors to maximize academic success for all students.