Preparing for Success
The Thrive Program at FMCS is a supplemental academic support program for enrolled students with identified learning needs. Students within this program will pay a $200 program fee per school year to receive support services. Once enrolled in the program, students may receive supplemental instruction in the academic areas of language arts and math. Materials are chosen to address the ability level of the student, with the goal of instruction to strengthen academic success in the general classroom environment. Interventions may include building upon visual and auditory processing skills and memory strategies, as well as review of learned material in smaller group settings. Not all students with an IEP/504 Plan will benefit from Thrive; however, any student with a mild learning need will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the program based on the school’s available support resources.
Incoming students who have an IEP/504 plan, evidence of current psycho-educational testing, or students previously identified with a mild learning need or ADD/ADHD will be considered for the program. Prospective Thrive candidates will be required to provide evidence of current learning needs or IEP/504 Plan to determine school’s ability to provide necessary accommodations.
Current enrolled students who are struggling in the classroom, but have not been previously identified shall be referred to the Thrive Coordinator by the classroom teacher. An accommodation plan may be developed and implemented for the student according to student needs and school resources. In these cases, if ongoing interventions are required for a student, parents will be requested to obtain additional psychoeducational evaluations from a third party provider.
Once enrolled in Thrive, program interventions are documented and evaluated periodically to determine student progress by the Thrive Coordinator. If there is not adequate educational progress, the school will discuss and recommend additional steps to evaluate and meet student needs. In some instances, with the motivation to best serve and support the child, the school may recommend withdrawal and placement at another institution of learning to better serve the child’s individual needs.