Instructional Support

The Instructional Support Program (ISP) is a comprehensive program that meets students at their academic level, taking into consideration their individual learning style. The program teaches BHS students strategies they can apply in all of their classes to achieve academic success.

Students learn to take notes in an organized manner and have the opportunity to listen to textbooks and the fiction or non-fiction books they are reading in their classes on Google Read and Write or audio books. After learning the ISP system of binder organization, students assemble their binders with the ISP teachers. Binders are then frequently monitored and cleaned by the student to ensure up to date organization. Binders are graded on a weekly basis by the ISP staff.

Level One

Instructional Support is an elective class period that helps students develop as learners. Through the teaching of metacognitive strategies and executive functioning skills, students learn about their individual learning styles and develop strategies that will help them achieve success in school. Students in Level 1 will receive support 5 days a week. They will be assigned to an ISP block period during the school day and will receive support during the after school/study hall period during the two days a week where their class does not meet. Students will receive instruction in organization, time management, academic subject area assistance, as well as access to our assistive technology. Students will communicate with their teachers every other week regarding their grade in progress. Level 1 is designed for students who will benefit from daily interaction with an adult to help monitor their academic progress and assignments.

Level Two

Instructional Support is an elective class period that helps students develop as learners. Through the teaching of metacognitive strategies and executive functioning skills, students learn about their individual learning styles and develop strategies that will help them achieve success in school. Students in Level 2 will be enrolled in the daily Instructional Support/Program, however, they will attend ISP only 2-3 times per week. This level is designed for students who have learned and implemented ISP learning strategies, to gain some independence while still receiving interaction with an adult to help monitor their academic progress and assignments. Students in Level 2 will be responsible for taking a grade check around to their teachers every other week, and those grades will be emailed home upon the ISP teacher’s receipt of the grade check.

Level Three

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Instructional Support is an elective class period that helps students develop as learners. Through the teaching of metacognitive strategies and executive functioning skills, students learn about their individual learning styles and develop strategies that will help them achieve success in school. Students enrolled in Level 3 are preparing to transition out of Instructional Support. These students will meet in class with the Instructional Support staff 1 time per week. This meeting allows for students to check in with a staff member, evaluate their prior academic week and plan for the coming week.  Students in Level 3 will be required to take a grade check to their teachers once a month and grades will be emailed home to parents on the ISP teacher has received the grade check from the student. If grades fall below the C- range, the level of support will be re-evaluated and attendance in the ISP during study hall hours will be mandatory.