- Students may sign up for help as well as be “invited” to stay.
- A student is “invited” to Homework Club when a classroom teacher informs us that the student has work to complete or needs extra help. In this particular case the parent or guardian should expect to receive a phone call from the case manager informing you that your son and or daughter has been asked to stay after school.
- We believe that all students can learn.
- Students are taught in an inclusive delivery model.
- Teachers embrace and practice Differentiated Instruction
In the fall of 2001, the OPPORTUNITIES Program was developed to ensure that students with special needs receive the planning, training and support necessary to make a smooth transition form high school to post-secondary life. The goal of the program is to help students identify and develop talents, interests, and skills that will prepare them for meaningful career paths and employment in the future.
In alignment with Colchester High School’s Essential Expectations, Action Plan, and District-wide initiatives, the OPPORTUNITIES Program provides differentiated learning experiences to meet the needs of students with all levels of talent, ability, and readiness.
Erin Murphy MS CCC
Speech Language Pathologist
The mission of the Speech Language Pathologist is to provide Colchester High School students, who have a Language Disability or Impairment, with speech and language services appropriate to each student’s needs.
These services would include direct and/or consultation services for Oral Expression, Listening Comprehension, Articulation, Fluency, Voice, Oral Motor needs, as well as any Augmentative Communication that is required.
The SLP will always work as part of the Special Education Team in fulfilling the requirements for initial and 3 year evaluations as well as for creating and implementing the goals of an IEP.
S/he will also screen students for language concerns. The SLP believes that all students can improve their ability to communicate.
The Speech language Pathologist often will be the Case Manager for students who have a Language Impairment.