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 :
(a) those demonstrating pervasive academic difficulties (i.e., in many areas of the English curriculum)
(b) 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.
Elementary School Academic Support Special Services
The elementary 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.
Learning Resource Program (LRP)
The LRP is a program for students in grades 1 – 5 to provide additional academic support in reading, writing and spelling from a teacher who is qualified in working with children experiencing learning difficulties. This individual or small group support occurs during the school day and may be provided in the regular classroom, pull-out, or a combination of both; depending on the needs of the student. Each student’s progress is closely monitored and the parents are notified when formalized placement occurs.
The S.T.A.R. Program or short term academic resource program is designed to assist students in grades 1–5 experiencing academic difficulty in all areas except mathematics.
It is a short-term placement from one to six weeks, with instruction being given on a one-to-one, or small group, basis. Each student’s learning style is matched with appropriate teaching strategies and materials. Most students attend S.T.A.R. in place of an elective or homeroom period.
|BOOST||K-12||Early literacy support|
|Specific Learning Support (SLS)||1-9||Skill-specific academic support|
|Learning Resource Program (LRP)||1-9||For students experiencing substantial ongoing academic issues. A Student Review Team (SRT) is required before placement.|
|S.T.A.R Program||1-9||This program designed to assist students|
BOOST – K2
The BOOST Program is an in-class academic support program for K-12 students. It is designed to reinforce early literacy skills. This program provides students with additional support in language acquisition, vocabulary development and phonemic awareness skills. The BOOST teacher creates and implements, in conjunction with the homeroom teacher, multi-sensory extension activities that support the K-12 literacy program. The goal is to help ensure that all K-12 students are prepared for first grade. The homeroom teacher notifies parents of their children’s participation in the program.
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. Then the classroom teacher fills out the Student Academic Referral Form and returns it to their designated LRP (Learning Improvement Program) teacher.
After the LRP teacher observes and assesses the referred student, a parent meeting occurs. At this time it is determined if the student will be monitored, enter SLS (receive academic assistance from the assistance teacher) or, if substantial ongoing concerns exist, a Student Review Team meeting is held.
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.
Junior Student Council
The purpose of the Junior Student Council is to promote and strive for good citizenship, encourage responsibility for their actions, provide a forum to share ideas to make our school the best it can be, help grow intellectually, morally, and emotionally, foster their leadership skills.
The function of the student government is to symbolize the democratic process in the school. It offers an opportunity to the boys to have an avenue for them to voice their opinions and present solutions to problems that the student body may be facing. The boys work as a team. Every student will have responsibilities and duties to perform.
Only grade 5 students in good academic standing and without behavior problems are eligible for Junior Student Council elections. Elections occur at the beginning of October.
STUDENT RECOGNITION AND SELF-GOVERANCE
CPS Rising Stars
The CPS Rising Stars program is a way to recognize students for their personal accomplishments and celebrate their individual successes. It is based on the premise that everyone is good at something and deserves to be appreciated for their individuality. The stars will be awarded for non-academic as well as academic achievements, but will not be tied to grades. There are no consequences, penalties or punishments associated with this program. It is completely based on incentive and positive reinforcement. Students will be encouraged to compliment their peers on their accomplishments.
Some of the goals of this program are:
- To increase student motivation
- To help build a healthy self-image and encourage self-confidence
- To reinforce important values such as respect, citizenship and responsibility
- To foster pride in our students and their families
CPS Rising Stars are awarded to students by their teachers. Stars will be posted in a high visibility area so the students can be given recognition for their accomplishments. There are no specific categories for receiving an CPS Rising Star. Possible reasons for earning this honor may include but are not limited to: noted improvement in a subject area, effort, creativity, good citizenship, neatness, punctuality, participation, etc.
CPS presents awards to students who have worked hard and done well. If students have earned an award they will receive it in their weekly report.
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.
These award are presented to honored special accomplishments.
Uniform perfection Award:
Presented to those students who have dressed out in uniform 100% of time in P.E.
Up In Two Down In None Award:
Students must raise their academic grade in two subjects during a semester, while not going down in any other subjects.
Award to those students who have worked especially hard all the semester to improve their grades.