Student Support Services
Student support at RAS is provided through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines an MTSS as follows:
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) refers to a systemic, prevention-focused framework for addressing student needs through the integration and continuous improvement of systems and services. A well-designed MTSS includes:
• Multiple tiers of integrated support for academics and behavior.
• Screening to determine which students could benefit from additional supports.
• Progress monitoring of evidence-based strategies.
• Data-driven decision-making (National Association of School Psychologists).
The Learning Support Team, English as an Additional Language (EAL) Team, and Counseling Team are the three teams that form Student Services at RAS.
Click HERE to review the compressive handbook of the student services offered at RAS.
English Language Development
The ELD Program focuses on helping students add English to their repertoire of languages while acquiring the content, academic language, and interpersonal skills needed to be successful, independent learners.
RAS offers a continuum of services to support the learning and well-being of students. At all levels of support, intervention decisions are made keeping in mind the principle of the least restrictive environment. The goal is to maximize student access to the general education curriculum and to peer interaction while supporting student growth with individual goals. The foundation for student success begins in the classroom with Tier 1 instruction and supports.
School Counseling is based on the American and International School Counseling Associations (ASCA & ISCA) for comprehensive programing. The Counseling program is divided into four main components: school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.