Support at KCS
The safety and support of our students is our utmost priority. Teachers work with students individually, in small groups, and in whole class settings to help them achieve their personal highest levels of learning. Students may be identified for additional support by their teachers or parents as they participate in these activities. Our trained Academic Support Staff provide help in reading in English and Spanish, math, and organizational skills.
Academic Support is offered from Kindergarten through 12th grade. New students who join our school after kindergarten are considered for academic support and are followed closely during the time of transition and adjustment to our academics.In Middle School, new students are automatically scheduled to spend time with one of our Academic Support staff, providing encouragement, and confidence in the adjustment to KCS curriculum. This is often brief and very much appreciated by the new students and their families.
KCS also partners with our local school district to provide additional services such as speech therapy, and special education support for IEPs and 504 Accommodation Plans.
Some students benefit from higher levels of challenge. These students are encouraged to participate in Bring It On Book Challenge, Math club, the ALEKS Math Program, and a plethora of encores in Middle School. Many students apply to local enrichment programs including KAMSC (Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center) through KPS, or ATYP (Academically Talented YOuth Program) through WMU. Both of these programs are designed to provide a challenging, fast-paced and above-grade-level curriculum for motivated learners.