The Moving Forward Program (MFP) is designed to meet the needs of NCCS students who struggle with academic achievement due to learning differences or disabilities. Students may be referred to the program by parents, teachers, or administrators by notifying the office of the Academic Dean regarding specific concerns. Follow up observation, evaluation, and sometimes outside testing, is required to specifically identify areas of deficit, which affect student achievement.
The program is designed to be multi-tiered and meet student needs through several levels of intervention. After gathering appropriate data on student achievement, parents will conference with the Academic Dean to determine the appropriate level of intervention required to facilitate student success.
The tiers listed below are prioritized from the most to least intervention:
Tier 5: Individual and Small Group Therapy (formerly known as Directed Studies)
This intervention requires a twice a week pull out program and is available in grades K through 8. Students meet one-on-one or in small groups with a therapist, who is specifically trained to address areas of processing deficits.
Tier 4: Reading/Language & Math Development
This intervention replaces a student’s regularly scheduled math or reading/language class. Small group instruction is provided for students who need specific assistance in these content areas and is available in grades 1-6.
Tier 3: Academic Coaching
This individual or small group intervention provides specific mentoring and coaching for the student who may struggle with organizational skills. Accountability for academic tasks as well as instruction in study skills is included. This intervention is available for grades 5-12 and may meet as often as required.
Tier 2: Accommodations
For students who have diagnosed learning disabilities or deficits, a Program of Accommodation may be developed to facilitate academic success. Accommodations are provided through the classroom teacher or designated MFP personnel.
Tier 1: Tutoring
Students who may need a temporary period of intervention to augment skills, not mastered in the regular classroom, will benefit from tutoring. On-campus tutoring is arranged through the office of the Academic Dean, Dr. Carolyn Ware.
Each level of intervention listed above requires a specific fee. Services are arranged through the office of the Academic Dean.