STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
ACADEMIC INTERVENTION SERVICES
The Clarkstown Central School District has a commitment to provide a comprehensive education and the support required to enable all students to meet the New York State learning standards. In keeping with this commitment, the District provides a variety of integrated services for all students, including those who are being supported by Special Education services. Academic Intervention Services are provided to assist all students in the successful completion of course and graduation requirements. This service is available to assist students in meeting the learning standards in the areas of social studies, English language arts, mathematics, and science.
School Counselors and Student Assistance Counselors assist students with adjustment to high school, academics, home and family issues, and the transition to adult life. School counselors also assist with college, academic, and career planning, and can provide referrals to outside agencies as needed.
School psychologists ensure that every student learns in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. School psychologists utilize child development theories and effective teaching practices to help alleviate difficulties that may otherwise impede successful learning. These services include consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention, education, research, and health care provision.
The Achievement Center at North HS.
A Place Where Students Learn How to Learn.
The Achievement Center is a program staffed with three teaching assistants and one supervising teacher. The Achievement Center enrolls students who have been identified in need of Academic Intervention Services in the areas of Math and English/Language Arts. The Achievement Center provides reinforcement in skills and concepts in the content areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. Students are initially scheduled into the Achievement Center based on scores attained on the 7th & 8th grade Math and ELA assessments, Grade 11 Comprehensive English Regents and Grades 9-11 Math Regents Exams.
Students are assigned daily activities to help with skill building in both Math, English and additional content support with their progress tracked on a regular basis. As students grow in their targeted skills in these areas they can transition out of the Achievement Center where the transition is based upon satisfactory skill attainment, earlier grade level NYS Test score of 3 or better in the affected area, teacher recommendation, and the maintenance of report card grades of B- or better.
THE HOMEWORK CENTER
The homework center is open every day after school from 2:05 to 3:45. Student assistance and supervision is provided by a certified teaching assistant. Students may make use of available computers for academic studies.