Elementary Programming and Services
Programming for capable learners at the elementary level is structured around a 4 tiered model. Each tier addresses and provides support for the degree of student academic need.
TIER 1: Consists of differentiation within the core curriculum. This tier is available to
all learners as student’s individual needs arise during the school day. These are
considered Universal Interventions.
TIER 2: Consists of enrichment opportunities and competitions that may be offered
within the classroom, school or at the district level. This tier of programming
requires time beyond what the school day provides.
TIER 3: Consists of identifying a student for formal cluster groupings within each
elementary school. This programming is determined as a result of a student’s
score of 90% or higher in identified curriculum areas.
TIER 4: Consists of an intense, modified curriculum, and pacing and is delivered in a
School-Within-A-School (SWAS) model. A student that qualifies for this level of
programming do so through a portfolio review and are invited based on a
composite score that looks at cognitive ability, performance and behaviors.This
tier addresses the academic need of the top 3-5% of the population.