Consistent with our mission to develop every student with a heart for God, we also focus on the individual success of our students in the classroom. Academic success is defined differently for every student, so we seek to provide a learning environment that enables our students to achieve their individual educational goals.
Because some students require additional assistance outside of the classroom, the following educational resources are available at Rock Creek:
Academic Support: This is a service provided for students who are struggling with academics in the classroom. Once a student begins to consistently have difficulty with a particular skill or type of curriculum, theclassroom teacher begins communication with the academic support teacher. The support for the classroom teacher could be teaching accommodations or observations in the classroom. Support for the student may include short term group instruction, screenings or referral for education testing.
Search & Teach: This is an early intervention program developed to meet the needs of young learners before they experience frustrations in learning. This program chooses the most appropriate tasks from 55 learning activities. Together these activities strengthen areas especially important for reading success.
Discovery & Group Discovery: The Discovery Program, a subsidiary of the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), is an educational therapy program that was developed to treat underlying causes of learning difficulties rather than simply treating the symptoms. The goal of educational therapy is to help students develop tools for independent learning in the classroom and in life. Educational therapy is distinct from tutoring because the emphasis is on the development of clear, efficient thinking. Students are given tools to allow them to overcome specific learning weaknesses. The selection of goals and techniques for this program are based on results from an educational testing battery.
Rx for Reading: This program emphasizes an early approach for struggling readers. Phase one focuses on phonics, fluency and word attack. Phase two continues the goals of phase one with the addition of vocabulary and comprehension. This program works with the individual as well as a small group of students.