At Eastern Panhandle Prep, we implement the ACCEL Instructional Model (AIM) which starts with a standards-based curriculum taught by properly certified and licensed teachers. We frequently assess students (on a bi-weekly schedule) to know if a student is working ahead, falling behind, or right on track when it comes to mastering the learning standards for their grade level.
Our school is built on a strong foundation of high expectations for academic achievement for all students. Our instructional model has four key components to achieve strong academic results:
- Individualized Instruction. Students participate in a variety of learning activities each day that individualize instruction for each subject area. Students receive whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual instruction with teachers, technology and other curricular tools.
- Properly Certified & Licensed Teachers. Our teachers meet rigorous requirements including a Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate and ability to demonstrate subject area expertise. Our teachers are supported by trainers and participate in continuous, research-based professional development. Our teachers are accountable for student learning and rewarded for high quality performance.
- More Time on Task. Our students receive double the instruction in ELA and Math to provide a strong foundation for all learning. Our school also follows a longer school day and school year than many other schools.
- Short Cycle Assessments. Student knowledge of academic standards is assessed formally and informally in short cycles by each teacher. Our teachers adjust class-level and individual instruction based on student performance in these frequent intervals.
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