- RESOURCE ROOM
The Resource Room provides specialized assistance for children who have been formally identified as having a specific learning difficulty. Students may come and go from the resource room to their classroom throughout their school day receiving specific help on their individualized objectives. Students may also receive services in or adjacent to their classroom. We strive to capitalize on your student's strengths and provide your student success in a supportive atmosphere. Students are taught in small groups or are worked with individually to reduce distractions and to provide more individual attention. It is important that skill development coordinate with classroom assignments and expectations.
At Brentwood Elementary, a heavy emphasis is placed on the use of direct instruction materials for teaching reading, arithmetic and written expression, so that student learning can be solidified through appropriate repetition and reinforcement. Our Resource Room staff works hard to collaborate with general education teachers regarding students needs and services and we try to provide support to the general education curriculum as needed. In addition, social skill development (e.g. adaptive behavior) is also integrated with instruction as a key component of our program.
In order to be eligible for special education services, students must be referred, tested and qualified based on current Washington State law. Testing is needed to determine if a child meets specific criteria for a disability and an Individual Educational Planning meeting (IEP) must be held to determine school and family agreement regarding special education services
- TITLE I and LAP (Learning Assistance Program)
The purpose of Title 1 is to provide academic support to students who are not yet meeting grade level expectations. Funding for the Title 1 program is based on the percentage of students receiving free and reduced-price lunch, however any student can be identified to receive support based on state and district assessments. Brentwood's Title program serves K-5 students in math and 5-6 students in reading.
The LAP (Learning Assistance Program) is a state-funded program which provides specialized academic assistance for students who are having academic difficulty in the regular classroom. Students qualify based on their academic performance.
Mead School District is committed to identifying and providing for the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of our highly capable students in preparing them academically for college and career readiness.
The English Language Development Program’s priority is to assure equity and excellence in education promoting high-quality instruction for English Learners (EL) leading to college and career readiness. This includes addressing the unique needs of students from linguistically and culturally diverse background to help them achieve high content and performance standards and to provide a meaningful opportunity to participate in the Mead School District Community.
Students with speech, language, voice and/or fluency disorders are seen by the speech therapist on a weekly basis. They are seen in groups of one to three students for 40-60 minutes each week, depending on the type of disorder and the severity. Students are identified for program through screening and teacher or parent referral.
Our focus on utilizing technology is directly linked to student learning targets and the State Essential Learning requirements. When used as a tool for learning, various technologies can provide students with research resources, communication avenues, word processing capabilities to enhance the writing process and a broad array of software support systems for learning purposes. Board policy #4900 speaks to safeguards and appropriate staff and student use of internet access. For more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact our school office.