At Christ Lutheran School, we believe all children are created by our loving God, and that all students can learn. Our Reach Out program assists students with diagnosed learning disabilities in grades K-8, by providing small group and individualized instruction to this specific population. Students are taught daily in the Reach Out classroom on their instructional level in the areas of Reading, Spelling, Math, Learning Strategies (grades 4-8), and Junior High English. Learning Strategies is a study skills class teaching students organizational skills and homework completion strategies. Test-taking opportunities are also provided in Learning Strategies. Students must qualify for Reach Out assistance.
A formal battery of educational testing by a qualified professional is required prior to the placement conference. During the placement conference consisting of our principal, the Reach Out teacher, parents, and classroom teachers, formal educational testing is reviewed and discussed. If services are necessary, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is written and signed by the attendees to guarantee appropriate placement. Specific services and modifications are designed for the students during this conference, in order to assure that the students have a successful learning experience.
Tuition for Reach Out is based on the number of classes a student requires. These arrangements are made through the school office.
Christ Lutheran School is blessed to provide the opportunity to teach all students. Reach Out students are mainstreamed with their classroom for most of the school day. Loving teachers work together to provide the best individualized educational opportunities for this special population of students.