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Optimal Learning Center

The Optimal Learning Center (OLC) is a resource for ALL students at CMS. Its goal is to provide an optimal level of services to ensure the success of each of its students school wide.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER

About 80% of the students at Carol Morgan School are first language Spanish speakers. Therefore, our ELL program (grades 6-8) plays an important role in helping students succeed in an English immersion environment. The ELL specialists and classroom/subject area teachers work together to reinforce four skills (Oral Language, Reading, Writing, Study Skills) in English to promote success in the students' academic growth as they acquire the English language.

 

LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAM

The LSP (grades 6-8) emphasizes the remediation of cognitive skills necessary for learning and social development. A strong focus is placed on literacy (remedial reading and writing instruction), math intervention, and study skills as they are key to student’s future success. Students who use assistive technology, or who have circumstances that require regular communication among staff, parents and/or outside services may use this service to facilitate their learning.