Friday, March 20, 2020

Following academic plans

My name is Tina Somers, Special Ed. Director/teacher here at Sorenson’s Ranch School. In the course of our jobs at the ranch, we strive to do our very best to help every child reach his/her maximum learning potential. We serve all types of students with all types of learning issues including 504 plans, IEP’s, and emotional disturbances. We have our share of over-achievers as well. We, as school staff, work together to insure that each student is receiving the appropriate interventions and proper modifications so that we can optimize his/her learning experience. If your student comes to the ranch with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), we follow each goal and modification as outlined in the document you signed at your local school. We work with your home school district when it is time for renewal of the IEP or if/when additional testing must be done. We offer a one-on-one tutor, modified curriculum, and a quiet place to work where your student can concentrate and get extra help. We also provide an Academic Completion Program (ACP) which allows students age 17+ to have extra time to complete their work. We discuss the students’ learning issues in a weekly staff meeting in order keep everyone current on student needs and progress. We have had many successes with the students in the academic portion of the ranch program, and have graduated hundreds of students over the years with an accredited high school diploma. Our goal is to be sure we help every child in the best way possible and to try everything we have to help them achieve their academic goals. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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