ASP hosts small-group LANGUAGE ARTS INTERVENTION. Translated this means that children enrolled in that program are pulled out of our 90 minute academic component and spend 30 minutes with a trained intervention instructor working on reading along and reading aloud, sounding words out, repeating, chanting. ASP tests students before they enter the invitation-only program to assess their level of understanding, and then track their success over the course of the year. For some, one year of intervention is all they need, and their school day teacher does not need to refer them back to ASP for a second year. Some students return, per the teacher’s recommendation for more support.
Intervention students have consistently shown progress on post-tests and many parents and teachers report in end-of-year surveys that they feel ASP was valuable to their student’s success, attendance, and homework.