American Charter Schools Foundation d.b.a. Peoria Accelerated High School
The LEA will utilize the 20% set-aside to target practices and interventions that address the learning loss experienced by subgroups most impacted by COVID-19 (those that qualify as low-income, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and migratory students); due to the socio-economic status of the school population, all students may benefit from these targeted practices. The remaining funds will be used to provide additional services that allow for enhanced learning opportunities, space and technology for social distance, and other items which will enable the school to remain open after the initial shutdowns from the crisis.
All student success rates will be monitored by school staff and if progress is not seen, adjustments will be made to instruction and interventions as needed per individual student in order to increase academic achievement All student behavior referral rates will be monitored by school staff, and if needs arise, new Social Emotional supports will be given to reduce behavior incidents and increase academic achievement in classes.
Due to the demographics of the school, set aside funds will be used to address learning loss for all students including but not limited to: low-income families, students of all races and genders, children with disabilities, English learners, migratory students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care. These services will include academic and social-emotional instructional interventions from the newly hired paraprofessinal as well as additional enrichment classes over the summer.
The remainder of funds will be used to address learning loss and keep the campus open while mitigating COVID spread. The program will include educator support (instructional support specialist), student support (student mentor), as well as supplemental supplies (online personal learning program for credit recovery, technology and curriculum for enhanced instruction, and wifi data for neighborhood for online/at-home instruction).