Support at KCS
We believe that Academic Support encompasses students who would benefit from a challenge beyond the regular curriculum and students who need support in the regular curriculum.
For those students needing a challenge beyond the regular curriculum we provide programs like Bring It On Book Challenge, Math Club, lunch time book clubs, the ALEKS Math Program, and Encore classes in Middle School. Students who are motivated and qualified are encouraged to 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.
For those students needing extra support to be successful in the regular curriculum, Academic Support is offered from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students may enter the program upon referral by their teachers based on classroom observation and/or test scores. Our trained Academic Support Staff provide help in reading, math, study and organizational skills. Staff can also write/implement a 504 Plan for qualifying students.
For students needing extra help in the Spanish Immersion Program, math and Spanish reading support is also provided.