At Christ Lutheran School, we believe all children are created by our loving God, and that all students can learn. Our Reach Out program is currently assisting students with diagnosed learning disabilities in grades fourth through eighth. Grade levels served varies from year to year, depending on the needs of the student population. Small group and individualized instruction are provided.
Students are taught daily in the Reach Out classroom on their instructional level in the areas of Reading, Spelling, and Math. Other subjects are added to the schedule when the need is present. Learning Strategies is an additional Reach Out class in which students learn study skills, organizational skills, and homework completion strategies. Modified test-taking opportunities are also provided in Learning Strategies. 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.
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 and assistance. There is a separate tuition for Reach Out services, and those arrangements are made through the office.