Exceptional Student teachers and assistants offer comprehensive programs and services to students with special learning needs. Program specialists and intervention teachers work with classroom teachers to provide systematically designed instruction.
The Museum School of Avondale Estates offers a resource program for grades 2nd through 6th grades called Explorers². Students are first tested for Explorers² mid-first grade, but can be invited to enrichment groups based on their MAP scores prior to eligibility for Explorers². In 7th and 8th grade, students receive advanced content instruction through their language arts, math or humanities class. Learn about Explorers² program eligibility
English Language Learners
The Museum School of Avondale Estates provides instructional services to students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELL). Instruction focuses on acquiring and improving English language usage in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who have a home language other than English are screened for qualification using the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) placement test.
Each year ELL students take the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS for ELLs) test to monitor their progress with English language acquisition. Students who are eligible to exit ELL services following ACCESS testing are monitored for two additional years to ensure their continued success.
An Enabling Language Services Anywhere (ELSA) device is available to parents and staff members for mobile interpreting services in 180 languages. The device can be used to connect to an interpreter for conference calls or for in-person conferences.