St. Francis of Assisi School employs a student support team to serve the diverse needs of our students.
The student support team works to improve academic achievement for all students. The team analyzes data, collaborates with classroom teachers, plans individualized interventions, monitors progress, and identifies students who would benefit from 1-1 or small group sessions with a support teacher. Students identified for support typically meet with teachers in a 1-1 or small group setting in the student support classrooms. Student support teachers often co-teach in regular classrooms particularly in middle school.
Additionally, a reading recovery teacher serves students in grades K-2.
Enrichment & Gifted Learner
St. Francis of Assisi School’s program will follow the guidelines developed through the School’s Office of the Diocese of Des Moines. Formal identification for students in a Gifted Program can begin in the third grade. Identification is based on a three-fold Diocesan criterion: Iowa Assessment scores, Cognitive Abilities scores, and teacher recommendation. Students who have been identified may participate in a program of study with the Enrichment Coordinator for enriched academic work.