200 Additional Minutes of Weekly Support

Kennedy Junior High School

Kennedy Junior High School NBRS 2016

Kennedy Junior High School (Lisle, IL). Any student entering our school as a sixth grader who is not at grade level in math is invited to a summer ‘Math Camp’ in which they learn to use tools for problem solving and review important concepts to be ready for the middle school curriculum. These camps are taught by the same sixth grade staff the students will encounter, so rapport-building and assessment are enabled before the first day of school. Interventions for students behind their grade-level peers in literacy and math are available through our Strategic Reading and Strategic Math programs. Each of these courses is taught by a content area-specialist and provides additional instruction to close gaps, reteach concepts, and further monitor students’ growth. Besides providing exposure to ancillary resources, manipulatives, and other tools, each course employs technology to help address deficiencies. Students enrolled in either of these courses gain an additional 200 minutes per week in supported intervention.