I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. — Psalm 139:14
Dayspring Christian Academy strives to provide each student with a Principle Approach education that points each child to Christ. At Dayspring, we see each child as a unique individual, created by a loving Creator, and valued as such. It is because of this that Dayspring has created the P139 program, named for Psalm 139:14, and designed to teach students at all levels who require alternative or differentiated methods of instruction, so they may work to their potential.
Entry into the P139 program will be determined by the P139 staff (P139 Director and Classroom Teachers), as well on a first come, first-served basis, as there are limited slots available.
Students will be referred to the P139 program either by parents or by teachers. If a parent or teacher feels his or her student may require specialized intervention, a referral form will be completed and sent to the P139 director. The student will undergo informal testing, and the teachers and parents will be interviewed. If necessary, an official evaluation will be requested from the student’s home school district, the IU13 (free of charge options), or a private service, which may carry a fee. The level of programming will be determined after all of the assessment results are gathered. If it is determined that the student is eligible for services, a P139 plan will be written and a meeting will be held. If it is determined that a student is eligible for the P139 program, a fee will be charged based on the level that is being recommended. Dayspring reserves the right to determine whether or not a child who is referred for P139 can be accommodated if the family declines the recommended services.
Students enrolled in the P139 program will receive a P139 plan, which will specifically outline their unique educational track. P139 plans will give an overview of the students’ strengths, needs, present levels of performance, and annual goals based on their current performance and a projection of their potential performance. P139 plans will also list specific interventions used to achieve the yearly goals. Progress will be monitored regularly and reported to parents twice per year. New P139 programs will be written yearly and reviewed in the spring at a P139 parent conference. To speak with our P139 director, please contact Leslie Schmucker at 717.285.2000 or email her at email@example.com.
Students who receive services in this program have been identified through a formal evaluation as academically gifted, or who consistently maintain a 98% or higher grade average. Students in this program must also demonstrate a work ethic that is commensurate with success in the regular educational setting.
Students who receive services in this program have mild to moderate learning needs. The focus of this program is to support and/or modify the regular educational curriculum, or to replace subjects within the regular educational curriculum to allow maximum success for the student.
Level 1: Students who receive services at this level will receive support and monitoring for regular educational subjects. All Level 1 students will have access to the P139 classroom during tests and any regular educational assignments for which they require assistance. Upper school Level 1 students will have access to the P139 classroom during study halls. As per their P139 plan, they will receive classroom modifications as applicable to their needs.
Level 2: Students who receive services at this level will receive all Level 1 services, plus one pullout subject (either a replacement subject or regular ongoing support for a regular educational subject).
Level 3: Students who receive services at this level will receive all Level 1 services, plus 2-3 pullout subjects (either a replacement subject or regular ongoing support for a regular educational subject).
Level 4: Students who receive services at this level will receive all Level 1 services, plus 4 or more pullout subjects (either a replacement subject, regular, ongoing support for a regular educational subject, or push-in support for a regular educational subject).
Students who receive services in this program have profound learning and functional needs. The focus of the Bright Horizons program is to provide students with training in social skills, fine and gross motor activities, functional skills, and to bring them to their full learning potential. Each student receives a learning plan and ongoing progress monitoring. This classroom is staffed with one special education teacher.