Academics

Y.A.L.E. School’s curriculum emphasizes ongoing academic achievement.

We use evidence-based teaching methods to maximize each student’s opportunity for intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

Teachers at Y.A.L.E. School frequently assess student performance. They meet in teams to decide how each student’s instruction can be fine-tuned to maximize continued progress toward IEP goals. This systematic process, called formative assessment, allows teachers to match instructional strategies to a student’s level and learning needs.

Students receive academic instruction in:

  • Reading/English and Language Arts
  • History and Social Studies
  • Mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus
  • Science, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Physical Education and Health

Levels of instruction vary by campus and are based on the needs of each student following the Individual Education Plan.   Students at some of our campuses may be at or above grade level, while those on other campuses may be below grade level and require significant modifications and adaptions to the curriculum.

Many of Y.A.L.E. School’s campuses offer individualized instruction in reading and written expression.

For students who need systematic instruction in phonics or other aspects of reading, Y.A.L.E. School uses specialized, evidence-based approaches. Because reading is challenging to so many of our students, certified reading specialists routinely consult with teachers to discuss student progress, monitor the effectiveness of instructional strategies, and, if needed, adapt instruction.

Teachers at Y.A.L.E. School use many ways to teach, including tutoring, direct instruction, discrete trial teaching, strategy instruction, peer-based learning, and small interactive group instruction.

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