LEAP Program

  • The Learning Enhancement Achievement Program (LEAP) is coming to Collage Day School this upcoming school year!

  • What is LEAP?

    LEAP is a program designed to optimize instruction for students in the domains of curriculum and learning, social/emotional, communication, and independent functioning during the school day. Students will receive instruction from a teacher(s) trained in various modalities and learning methods to ensure the needs of each student are met. Students will work with the teacher and support staff to create a prescriptive schedule to allow for students to progress with individual learning, social emotional, communication, and independent functioning goals. Teachers will provide weekly progress monitoring to ensure the students are making progress towards these goals.

    The LEAP will have two levels. Students will be evaluated prior to acceptance to determine the Level. Students in this program will have access to various research based curriculums such as Wilson Reading System, Seeing Stars Reading Program, Visualizing and Verbalizing For Cognitive Development, and On Cloud Nine for Math. A specific curriculum will be determined after the student has been evaluated based on the individual needs of each student. At that time, the staff of Collage Day School will meet with the parents, therapists, and teacher to create the student’s individualized schedule to ensure the student has the ability to transition into the grade level classroom for resource, recess, lunch, field trips, academic areas of strength, and all other grade level activities.

  • LEAP 1

    LEAP 1 is designed specifically for students who need moderate assistance in the areas of curriculum and learning, social/emotional behavior, communication, and independent functioning. These students receive a portion of their academic instruction from the general education teacher. These students also participate in pull-out instruction or transition into the grade level classroom during the day as needed. In addition, these students attend with their grade level class: lunch, recess, resource, and all other scheduled activities, such as field trips and TimberNook. Each student in this program has a detailed Prescriptive Education Plan (PEP) designed to meet the needs of the specific student, monitored and executed by both the LEAP Teacher and General Education teacher, promoting a fully inclusive model. The LEAP Teacher works closely with the student’s grade level teacher to transition the student into the general education setting for academic areas of strength when appropriate.

  • LEAP 2

    LEAP 2 accommodates students in need of intensive assistance in the areas curriculum and learning, social/emotional behavior, communication, and independent functioning. The specialized instruction designed for the students in this program is a needs-based curriculum intended to target goals set by the LEAP Teacher and family team. Each student in this program will has a detailed Prescriptive Education Plan (PEP) designed to meet the needs of the specific student, which is monitored and executed solely by the LEAP Teacher. These students still have the ability to transition into their grade level class for lunch, recess, resource, and all other grade level activities, such as field trips and TimberNook. As students progress in LEAP 2, they have the opportunity to transition into LEAP 1when the data in the corresponding areas of need supports the progression.