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Special Programs

Special Programs

ACCELERATED READING: SJCS stresses the importance of reading through it's Accelerated Reading Program. Children are required to read age appropriate quantities and levels of books, and are awarded for their success in meeting or exceeding their goals.

ACCELERATED MATH: At SJCS children are encouraged to develop their skills in math through the Accelerated Math Program. Math is taught at the same time in all class rooms, which allows children to attend the class teaching their current math level. Children move up or down according to their abilities.

ENRICHMENT: All students at St. Joseph Consolidated School are provided educational opportunities appropriate to their individual abilities, which will enable them to reach their maximum potential.  The needs of gifted and talented students are met in many ways at our school through accelerated curriculum, differentiated instruction, and extra curricular opportunities.  Enrichment students are identified through standardized testing and teacher input.  Their progress is carefully tracked from year to year to ensure maximum personal growth.  Identified enrichment students are given an opportunity to take a foreign language (Spanish, French, Chinese, German) from grades 3 to 8.

SPECIAL EDUCATION:In our commitment to meet the needs of students who come to us with special education requirements, SJCS employees four full time intervention specials and three full time teachers's aides.  We participate in the Jon Peterson Scholarship Program provided by the Ohio Department of Education, which provides supplemental funding for many of these students.

GRANDPARENT READING: SJCS enlists the help of our parishoners (mostly grandparents) who volunteer to help our younger kids with their reading.