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Mrs. Lisa Masciangelo
Welcome to ACES!
Academic Coaches Enhancing Skills (ACES)
As part of the district's Response to Intervention Model, the ACES Program is rigorous in its recommendations for students who require additional academic support services, after classroom interventions have not been successful. Through the ACES Referral Procedure, teachers will be able to begin the process of tracking modified classroom intervention instruction, before referring students to ACES, eliminating or decreasing the loss of instructional time which may sometimes occur in a basic skills program.
If the student has been successful in ACES, he/she will be exited from the ACES program. If the student has not been successful, after all attempts to remediate academic issues in the classroom and through the ACES Program, the student will be referred by the I&RS Team for further intervention.
Should a student need to return to ACES for additional remediation, there will be a short ACES Supplemental Referral Form to support the recognized deficit, either the same or different, which will be another tracking instrument for the files of the classroom teacher and ACES teacher. Again, the teacher will need to show what steps have been taken to modify classroom instruction for the success of the student.
Working together, classroom teachers and ACES teachers should be able to bridge the gaps that may be preventing students from being as successful as they could be! If you have any questions concerning the ACES Program, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the ACES teachers.