We believe in providing the highest quality education for every student and we are committed to helping all students succeed. To meet this goal, we have adopted a three-tiered approach to instruction and intervention. This model, known nationally as Response to Intervention or RTI, gained attention when federal law established these practices as an approach to identify and provide early intervention to struggling students. In a nutshell, RTII promotes academic success through early intervention, frequent progress monitoring, and increasingly intensive and targeted research-based instructional interventions.

This tiered system provides additional support beyond the core curriculum. In tier one, teachers use different strategies within the core curriculum to address student needs. Students who are not progressing at a rate to meet end-of-year benchmarks in tier one, will participate in interventions matched to their needs. These tier two interventions take place in a small group. The instructional support team tracks students’ progress with the intervention plan. Interventions occur for a minimum of six weeks, but may continue as needed to ensure student success in the core program. The instructional support team may make adjustments in the intervention plan based on the student’s progress. Depending on student need and progress, the team may change the intervention or increase the frequency, time or intensity of the intervention. This more intense level of support is considered tier three. Students participating in tier three interventions work in small groups, meet frequently throughout the 6 day cycle with close monitoring of student progress.