goal one DEFINITIONS
Response to Intervention
AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a program designed to give the necessary support to students, particularly those in the academic middle, so that they can attend college and achieve their fullest potential.
A deliberate instructional shift, where learning occurs through the online delivery of content, direct-instruction, and student-to-student collaboration. Through this student-centered approach that combines face-to-face and online learning, the student has more control over place, path, time and/or pace of the learning.
The range of services available to students with disabilities to ensure, “that to the maximum extent appropriate,” they may be served in the least restrictive environment.
Credit hours earned when a high school student is taking a college course for both high school and college credit, during the high school day, on the high school campus, taught by a qualified high school instructor.
This new generation of mathematics and English language arts assessments will cover all students in grades three through eight and be used at least once at the high school level. These assessments will better measure the higher-order thinking skills needed by today’s student to compete in the ever-flattening global economy of tomorrow.
The National Research Council and the American Association of Advancement in Science produced the current set of science standards nearly 15 years ago. Due to the major advancement of the scientific world since that time and our increased understanding about how students learn science, the Next Generation Science Standards have been created and offered for adoption by states and districts.
A teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.
A method of academic intervention used in the United States to provide early, systematic assistance to children who are having difficulty learning.
Is used to describe a process and document that is framed by the state standards and that contain annual goals aligned with, and chosen to facilitate the student’s achievement of, state grade-level academic standards.
STEM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real world lessons, where students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. Brandywine believes that the Arts are also a critical component that must be included as these disciplines are integrated. As a result, Brandywine frequently references its STEM Program as STEAM.
An individualized student driven plan that will be developed to address every student's needs and interests to help every student stay connected in school and to achieve post-secondary educational and career goals.
A language immersion program is defined as a learning environment that uses two languages as the medium of instruction for academic content during the course of the student’s day.