Ms. Amani Omar
MA in PSYCHOLOGY 16 . CPS Counseling Department
She is responsible for special learning department in Creativity Private School . Believes hope is the kindle of fire. Never give up. Life is a challenge.
The Counseling Department at CPS is dedicated to providing academic, social and emotional guidance and counseling services to our students and their families. In addition, comprehensive college and career development counseling is provided to our High School students. Our goal is to assist in the development of the whole child so that our students can effectively meet the academic, social and emotional challenges that they are faced with every day.
CPS Counseling Department includes a dedicated counselor for each division of the school.
The Counseling process may include:
|•||Formal and informal observations|
|•||Formal and informal interviews with students, parents and teachers|
|•||Child Study Team Meetings|
|•||Educational testing at CPS|
|•||Recommendation and referral for outside testing|
Students may be referred to the Counseling Department by teachers, parents, administration and other school personnel, or they may come to see the counselor on their own. Upon referral, the counselor will assess the needs of the student and take whatever action is deemed necessary. This assessment may be formal or informal in nature and could include any of the standardized testing tools available to our department. Counselors may organize and facilitate Child Study Team meetings and will coordinate follow-up on any recommended action.
The Learning Center Program
The objective of the Learning Center at the Creativity Private School is to provide assistance to elementary students,. Students who will be serviced are:
|•||Those demonstrating pervasive academic difficulties (i.e., in many areas of the English curriculum)|
|•||Those demonstrating the need for remedial assistance in one specific content area (e.g., telling time, math facts, reading charts, maps, phonics, sight words).|
This is not a program for meeting the needs of ESL students. ESL will deliver that program.
Child Study Team (CST) involvement will be required for those students who are presenting pervasive academic difficulties and showing minimal success in the Learning Center or modified instruction. These students may be referred to outside professionals for evaluation. If the student is deemed to require intensive remedial assistance, a meeting with the parents will be held to discuss other options.
Language Enrichment Program (ESL)
CPS policy states that English proficiency is a requirement for admission, but because our students live in Arabic environment where family ties and local culture are extremely important, their English may not keep up with the demands of the curriculum unless all teachers use ESL techniques and are sensitive to the ESL needs of their guidance.
Library / Media Services
The In class Library is a wonderful place to encourage reading for pleasure or to do school research. Books may be checked out for use with the exception of Reference materials. Students are considered responsible for any materials checked out by them. Lost materials must be replaced and a fine will be charged for something lost. Overdue books or lost books will result in the withholding of a child’s report card until the replacement fee is paid.
School Academic Support Special Services Counseling
The school employs a full time counselor. The counselor is available to assist students in developing positive attitudes toward themselves and others. In addition, the counselor often acts to coordinate the resources of the school to assist children with particular academic, social or emotional problems.
Special Learning Support: SLS
Special Learning Support (SLS) is for students in grades 1-9 who are needing academic assistance in an area other than Math. If a classroom teacher has an ongoing student concern, the parent is first contacted by this teacher.
Learning Resource Program
The purpose of the Learning Resource Program (LRP) is to meet the individual educational needs of first through fifth grade students who are experiencing learning difficulties in academic areas other than math. Placement in the LRP is determined by the recommendations of the Student Review Team (SRT). Parental consent is required for LRP placement. Scheduled time in the program is flexible according to individual student needs. Each child’s learning style and needs are matched with appropriate teaching strategies and materials that provide opportunities for support and remediation. The aim of the Learning Resource Program is to empower students to attain academic independence at their appropriate grade level.
Student Recognition and Special Awards
|Good Job||Hard Worker|
|Best in Handwriting||Reading Fluency|
|Awesome Attitude||Helping Hands|
|Most Punctual||Big Heart|
|Best Line Leader||Best Messenger|
|Super Speller||Awesome Artist|
|Best in Mental Math||Math Problem Solver|
|Excellence in Science||Most Cooperative|
Presented to students, usually one to each class, who have been helpful to others, especially courteous. And good at booth leading others and following directions.
Outstanding Academic Achievement
Given each semester to students who have achieved an average of 90% or above in that semester.
Continuity of Academic Excellence
Given to students at the end of elementary, middle and secondary stages who have maintained an average above 80% for the previous three years, with the condition that their average at the end of the three year period is at least as high as it was in the beginning.
Given each semester to students who have raised their overall average by 5% in that semester. (They could have raised it from 92% to 97% or from 80% to 85% or from 50% to 55%.)
Attendance and Punctuality
Given each semester to students who have not been absent or late even one time for any reason during the semester.
Given to students at the end of the intermediate (9th grade) and secondary stages (12th grade) who have demonstrated willingness, ability and continuity in providing leadership in the school and/or community.