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SOAR (Student Outreach And Resources)


Student Outreach and Resources (S.O.A.R.) is a program designed to serve students who have been diagnosed with a specific learning disability, or similar learning challenge, and are working on a current individual education program (IEP) or 504 plan. This program was launched in August of 2015 and has been successful in helping students build confidence in themselves, as well as improve academically. Currently we are able to assist students who are in the 1st through 12th grade.

Accepted students will be engaged and challenged in a general education classroom where modifications to curriculum will be made, as well as accommodations according to the student’s unique needs, documented in the IEP. Students will also participate in intensive small group sessions, or be given one-on-one assistance focused on the student’s individual area of academic and/or social struggle. This extra support will occur outside of the student’s main classroom in an environment designed with these particular students in mind.

We understand that each child is unique in his or her needs to achieve success at school, so a variety of “hands-on” learning activities will be used not only to help students gain confidence in their abilities, but also to achieve their personal best.

Each student that will participate in the program will pay a nominal fee of $70 per month for the ten month school year. I am positive that the assistance and attention that they receive from this program is monumental. We believe that this program is a huge asset to GCS and our students and families.

To learn more information about S.O.A.R. or to schedule an initial meeting to discuss your child’s particular needs, please contact Amanda Shephard at ashephard@gracechristianschool.com.

Student Testimonials

” The SOAR program has given me the opportunity to succeed more in my classes and has pushed me to try harder.”- 10th grade student
“This program has helped me stay on track, be better organized and strive for my goals academically.”- 9th grade student
” SOAR has helped me by letting me have as much time as I need for any tests or quizzes and that has improved my grades.”- 10th grade student
“SOAR helps me learn and understand the classwork better.”- 7th grade student
“Going to the SOAR room helps me concentrate when I am having trouble doing that in class.”- 8th grade student