Helping students with learning differences succeed academically
About the REACH program
Trinity Christian Academy has a long standing tradition of working to meet the needs of students with learning challenges and disabilities. For more than 10 years, the REACH(Resources Empowering All Children) program has worked with individuals and small groups of students to equip them with the tools needed to not only succeed academically, but to embrace the person God designed them to be. Once a student becomes a part of the program, a REACH teacher becomes that student’s in-house advocate in every aspect of their TCA experience. From academic recommendations to support outside the classroom, REACH is there to make certain the student is supported wherever needed.
The REACH program at Trinity Christian Academy provides individualized instruction for students who have been professionally identified with a learning or medical disability. REACH is a resource program that creates and facilitates an environment for more personalized learning to help each student better achieve academic success. There is a close collaboration between REACH teachers, classroom teachers, and parents. As a team, a plan is developed to help each student grow academically, emotionally, and spiritually into the person God designed him or her to be.
REACH Levels of Support
Students receive accommodations that support the work done in the classroom based on their individual needs. In the first level of support, students receive classroom accommodations and/or modifications. These accommodations may include, but are not limited to: extended time, test read aloud, alternate test format, skeletal notes, and use of technology to help meet the individual student’s needs. REACH students also attend regular Learning Labs in small study groups.
The REACH PLUS level allows a student to take a replacement class for a subject or subjects if the Family Education Plan Team determines the individual’s need is greater than the regular accommodations can meet. These classes are self-contained, have small student/teacher ratio, and are individualized according to the student’s specific areas of need.
Goals of the program
The goal of the TCA REACH program is to provide additional, individualized instruction for students with learning or medical disabilities and equip them for academic success in the classroom.