Each student’s Grace Accommodation Plan will outline the best methods of accommodating and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of that student. The GAP may include any of the following services, all offered at GIS. Follow the links below to learn more about each service.
The ESL program at Grace International School provides English language support services to students from families where one or both parents are non-native English speakers. ESL support is provided mainly in the classroom although more individualized support services are often provided outside of the classroom depending on a student’s needs. The goal of our program is to help ESL students develop a level of English proficiency that allows them to function independently at their grade level.
Special Education services at Grace International School are designed to develop the educational potential of students with disabilities or learning needs. The large majority of our students are mainstreamed into the regular classroom setting. The teaching staff at GIS receives support from Educational Support and ESL Division in order to provide appropriate education for each student.
As needed, students served by the Special Needs Department have a Grace Accommodation Plan (GAP) to communicate their needs to the classroom teacher. This plan enables our staff to utilize the best methods of accommodating and modifying curriculum within the mainstream or resource classroom.
Depending on available personnel Special Education Services may include:
- Grace Accommodation Plan (GAP) documentation
- In-class support by Special Educators as needed
- Resource classes taught by a Special Educator for secondary students
- Resource pullout by a Special Educator for elementary students
- Weekly and/or Quarterly Reports sent to parents as needed
- Academic assessments and diagnostic testing
Collaborating with parents, Ed Support staff, classroom teachers, and outside professionals to provide the best care plan for the individual student.
At GIS, we offer a wide variety of speech and language services to meet the needs of our students. Our goal is to help our students improve their speech, language, and communication skills so they can achieve their best academically and socially.
The speech-language pathologist’s role may include:
- classroom observations and formal evaluations to learn why a student may be struggling in the learning environment
- implementing individual and/or group therapy for students with identified needs
- working with small groups within the classroom
- assisting classroom teachers in meeting the students’ needs in the classroom
- collaborating with parents, Ed Support staff, classroom teachers, and outside professionals to provide the best care plan for the individual student
Both elementary and secondary students are served by GIS speech and language therapists in areas such as:
- fluency (stuttering)
- language disorder/delay
- auditory and language processing difficulties
- autism spectrum disorders/social communication
- apraxia/oral motor difficulties
- cognitive skills (memory, listening, organization)