October 4, 2021 -- This week, identified students across the district's 12 elementary schools began their participation in the Extended Day ACCEL and CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) Programs.
The ACCEL Extended Day Program is designed to accelerate students’ academic growth in English language arts and mathematics. The program structure entails students meeting with a certified teacher 3 days per week, in small groups, with each session focused on literacy and math instruction that is directly aimed at raising each student’s level of academic performance. The program is designed to provide high-impact, high-dosage tutoring of grade level content and skills.
TRRS ACCEL Extended Day Program is also designed to support students' social and emotional growth. CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is a comprehensive and fun approach to Whole Child health that addresses physical activity, nutrition, and stress reduction. Children meet with a large group of grade level peers 1 day per week to participate in CATCH.
So far, schools report that students are having a great time and benefiting from the additional academic instruction.
Washington Street Elementary School