ECS is able to meet a range of students’ needs, including some students with ISPs, 504 Plans, and other learning needs.  On staff, are several licensed Special Education teachers and other resource staff.   For more information, please review our Student Handbook.

School personnel implement a clearly defined process to determine the academic, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of each student in the school. School personnel provide or coordinate programs to meet the needs of all students. Valid and reliable measures of program effectiveness are in place, and school personnel use the data from these measures to regularly evaluate all programs. Improvement plans related to these programs are designed and implemented to more effectively meet the needs of all students.

Academic

  • Provide parents with a list of available tutors.
  • Offer after school help classes and test prep.
  • Implement 504 Plans, ILPs (Individual Learning Plans for English Language Learners), and ISPs (Individual Service Plans, known as Individual Education Plans in public school) and meet for annual conferences (or as requested by parents).
  • Utilize Response to Intervention process for  students to provide support and/or begin identifying behavior or learning needs and to provide resource instruction.
  • Meet as an Education Intervention Team with parents and teachers to plan interventions.
  • Collaborate with Local Education Agencies for referral, testing, evaluation, and identification of student needs (including learning disabilities, speech, other health impairments, and other needs as eligible).
  • Collaborate with Local Education Agencies for professional development and intervention development.
  • Offer parent education opportunities.
  • Administer classroom diagnostic screenings, formative assessments, and achievement testing in order to determine how to best meet student needs in collaboration with parents and teachers (e.g. MAP testing).
  • Work cooperatively with outside agencies for referral and support, with parent permission.
  • Implement differentiated instruction in all grade levels.

Physical

  • Provide physical education classes and athletic programs for 1st grade through high school.
  • Provide health classes in PK-high school.
  • Provide recess daily for all grades.
  • Implement  a school-wide wellness plan.
  • Employ full-time health coordinator.
  • Provide emergency response materials in each classroom.
  • Conduct school safety drills.
  • Follow individual health plans for students as needed.
  • Provide a lunch program at each campus.
  • Collaborate with school liaison officer at each campus.
  • Conduct health screenings.

Social

  • Provide referrals as needed to Department of Children’s Services, or outside agencies with parent permission, counselors, and physicians.
  • Offer information regarding Free and Reduced Lunch Program, Textbook Reimbursement, SGOs, School Vouchers, and Tuition Assistance.
  • Complete forms and assessments from outside agencies with parent permission.
  • Collaborate with counselors and other professionals on behalf of students with parent permission.
  • Collaborate with local agencies such as fire department and police department to conduct presentations as part of the curriculum.

Emotional

  • Collaborate with resource staff, parents, and teachers to create behavior support plans.
  • Counsel students as needed.
  • Provide referrals for outside counseling.
  • Collaborate with counselors and other professionals on behalf of students with parent permission.
  • Provide additional data and feedback for parents from classroom observations and use of diagnostic tools.
  • Demonstrate a culture of encouragement and support from staff.

Spiritual

  • Provide Biblical curriculum which includes chapels, small groups, Bible studies, prayer, Bible class instruction, and Biblical integration in all classes.
  • Promoting programs offered by church partners and the community.
  • Maintain a Biblical focus through extracurricular programs.
  • Equip teachers through staff devotions, prayer, and professional development; pray with students and families.
  • Offer mission opportunities, local and world-wide.