21ST CENTURY Supports

college readiness

21st Century Skills

The 21st Century Skills class focuses on developing student metacognition (knowing how one learns and being able to generalize this concept of self), identifying student specific learning tools and then using tools to access their learning and is able to communicate their educational needs to others.  It is also a time for students to focus on work completion in a stress-free supportive environment as a way to extend and deepen learning.  Students have access to one-on-one support and peer support during this class. 21st Century Skills replaces homework club with a structured one-on-one learning environment.


Staff Office hours

Teachers are available on campus between 8 and 9 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for office hours. Either the student or the teacher can request the opportunity to work together one on one.

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Communication Regarding Student Progress

  • Moodle is updated daily

  • RenWeb Grades updated weekly at minimum

  • Progress reports mid-term each quarter mailed to parents
  • Staff will respond to parent requests for information within 24 hours of receiving a parent inquiry
  • Open door policy for administration
  • Teacher and Student evaluation based on the school-wide expected learning results updated quarterly and reviewed with each student individually
  • Quarterly goal setting and review in each class

Portfolio Based Assessment

  • Exit exams or presentations for every core class

  • Anchor Assignments evaluated each quarter

  • Student work samples and rubrics are compiled to offer a look at the “big picture”

Social Support

  • 21st century skills class provides small “home group” experiences and learning

  • Classes emphasize collaborative problem-solving and team work

  • Community Time daily to assist with appropriate behavior and socialization
  • Quarterly updates regarding social and emotional status
  • Social Thinking strategies integrated into program
  • Strategic monitoring of social interactions
  • Personal coaching as needed
  • Life skills incorporated into regular class curriculum
  • School Wide Performance annually

Multi-level Support

  • Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their success

  • Emphasis is placed on encouraging students to become their own educational advocate

  • Use of the Love and Logic program creates an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Staff development meetings explore each student’s current academic, social, and emotional needs; to create solutions as needed, and to provide an implementation plan as well as check-in times
  • Student Success Team Meetings as needed, supported by administration and attended by teachers, students, parents, outside support team members in any combination deemed necessary
  • Parent Teacher Student Conferences
  • Wraparound program to include the student’s psychiatrists, psychologists, and any other educational  specialists
  • Teacher / Student evaluations and goal setting quarterly and follow-up meetings with students regarding the teacher / student evaluations to clarify goals or discuss any meaningful variance between the two evaluations
  • Staff meetings every week to clarify, check-in, and plan for success
  • Open and frequent parent communication through email, phone and in person as needed
  • Daily feedback available to monitor any medication changes made during the school year
  • Daily behavior monitoring is available as needed