Atmosphere Academy's Intervention Program has evolved over time to become increasingly more responsive and urgent. Due to the fact that the school was initially developed to serve students who are often below grade level, tier 1 intervention was embedded in the daily class schedule for all students from the start. In this way, all students receive two periods of math instruction and two periods of English instruction per day plus additional math and English instructional time via Achievement classes as well as interdisciplinary approaches to English literacy and mathematical literacy.
Each year, student data is collected through specific assessments to identify students who could benefit from additional intervention services in tiers 2 and 3. The Response to Intervention (RTI) Team reviews the data and individualizes student academic and behavior plans to promote targeted growth in specific skill deficit areas. Tier 2 and 3 students are supported through parent meetings, counseling, and goal-setting conferences. Academic and behavior data is reviewed in weekly RTI meetings and staff grade-level meetings. Student data and plans are reviewed through a six-ten week cycle as pre-determined by the team of teachers and intervention specialists.
Academic Intervention Services
Academic Intervention Services are provided based on multiple criteria. Students that are required to attend Academic Intervention have to meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Level 1 on either Math or ELA state exam
- Failure in two or more academic classes
- Teacher Recommendation
Student assignments are individualized based on each student’s data. At the end of every quarter, rosters are re-evaluated based on student progress and new academic data submitted by the teachers. AIS is held after school. Students can be assigned up to two sessions per week.