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 will be for students who need moderate assistance in the area of academics, social/emotional, communication, and independent functioning. These students will receive a portion of their academics from the LEAP Teacher in a small group and will also have the ability to transition into the grade level classroom during the day as appropriate. In addition, these students will attend the grade level class for lunch, recess, resource, and all other grade level activities such as field trips and Timbernook. In addition, the LEAP Teacher will work with the student’s grade level teacher to transition the student into the grade level classroom for academic areas of strength when appropriate.

    LEAP 2

    LEAP 2 will be for students who need intensive assistance in the area of academics, social/emotional, communication, and independent functioning. These students will receive the majority of their instruction from the LEAP Teacher in a one on one setting. They will still have the ability to transition into the 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 will have the opportunity to transition into LEAP 1 if the academic, social/emotional, communication, and independent functioning data supports the progression.