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Learning Resources

Pinecrest Academy Resource Center (PARC)

After years of conducting research on best practices, evaluating our academic achievement data, and conducting focus groups with parents, students, and teachers, Pinecrest Academy is proud to roll out its research supported Resource Center. Named after our Paladin mascot Rocky, our program focuses on developing each student’s fortitude and resilience to aim higher academically and emotionally.

The program is segmented into two categories: “Rocky Gold” Full Learning Support Program, and “Rocky Green” Partial Learning Support Program. Our motto is “Semper Altius,” which means ALWAYS HIGHER,  and that is, and will always be, what we want for each and every child.
Our “Rocky Gold” Learning Support Program at Pinecrest Academy provides support to students in grades 2-12 who have been diagnosed with a learning challenge, such as dyslexia or other processing exceptionalities, and or organizational challenges. Enrollment in the program is dependent upon a current psycho-educational evaluation and a completed Individual Learning Plan. Enrollment in the program carries supplemental fees not covered by tuition.

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  • High School Rocky Gold

    Students in grades 9-12 will participate in a normal school day and attend daily classes with their assigned grade level or the appropriate academic level.

    All students who gain eligibility into the Full Learning Support Program will be afforded the following accommodations:

    • A completed Individual Learning Plan that will be implemented and monitored by qualified Learning Support Staff;
    • Learning Support Staff will collaborate with teachers to ensure each child’s Individual Learning Plan is implemented;
    • Learning Support Staff will track student progress and communicate this progress with parents, as agreed upon in the Individual Learning Plan;
    • Monday - Friday small group, specialized instruction during Study Hall.  Students will receive small group support, as appropriate, in all subject areas, and/or organizational and time management;
    • Students may receive additional support through a “push-in” model, where the Learning Support Specialist will be a part of the students’ classes throughout their schedule; supporting new information, remediation as necessary, and the ability to transfer over information into small group tutoring sessions for additional reinforcement;
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday small group tutoring will be available for students in the program from 3:20 pm to 4:00 pm;
    • A maximum of 10 segments, which may include small group instruction, supportive instruction in classes, and individualized support as needed.

  • Middle School Rocky Gold

    Students in grades 6-8 will participate in a normal school day and attend daily classes with their assigned grade level or the appropriate academic level. Students in the Full Learning Support program will opt out of Spanish and receive personalized support during this segment of time.

    All students who gain eligibility into the Full Learning Support Program will be afforded the following accommodations:

    • A completed Individual Learning Plan that will be implemented and monitored by qualified Learning Support Staff;
    • Learning Support Staff will collaborate with teachers to ensure each child’s Individual Learning Plan is implemented;
    • Learning Support Staff will track student progress and communicate this progress with parents, as agreed upon in the Individual Learning Plan;
    • Small group, specialized instruction is offered on varying days throughout the week, during Spanish class. Students will receive specialized support in the areas of Math, English, or organizational and time management:
    1. 6th - 7th grade Offered 3 days per week
    2. 8th grade Offered 4 days per week
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday small group tutoring will be available for students in the program from 3:20 pm to 4:00 pm;  
    • Students may receive additional support through a “push-in” model, where the Learning Support Specialist will be a part of the students’ classes throughout their schedule, supporting new information, remediation as necessary, and the ability to transfer over information into the small group tutoring sessions for additional reinforcement:
    • 6th - 7th grade: Learning Support Staff supports 3 sessions of supportive instruction during content classes throughout the week
    • 8th grade: Learning Support Staff supports 2 sessions of supportive instruction during content classes throughout the week
    • Support in the full program will receive a maximum of 10 segments, which may include small group instruction, and supportive instruction in general education classes.

  • Lower School Rocky Gold

    Students in grades 2-5 will participate in a normal school day and attend daily classes with their assigned grade level or the appropriate academic level.  Students in the Full Learning Support program will receive specialized instruction throughout their daily schedule.

    All students who gain eligibility into the Full Learning Support Program will be afforded the following accommodations:
    • A completed Individual Learning Plan that will be implemented and monitored by qualified Learning Support Staff;
    • Learning Support Staff will collaborate with teachers to ensure each child’s Individual Learning Plan is implemented;
    • Learning Support Staff will track student progress and communicate this progress with parents, as agreed upon in the Individual Learning Plan;
    • Students will receive 4-6 segments of specifically designed instruction and remediation during a specified time agreed upon by the parents and the student’s teacher and Learning Support Teacher;
    Support in the Full Program may include small group instruction, individualized tutoring, and supportive instruction in classes.

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  • High School Rocky Green

    Students in grades 9-12 will participate in a normal school day and attend daily classes with their assigned grade level or the appropriate academic level.

    All students who gain eligibility into the Partial Learning Support Program will be afforded the following accommodations:
    • A completed Individual Learning Plan, implemented and monitored by qualified Learning Support Staff;
    • Learning Support Staff will collaborate with teachers to ensure each child’s Individual Learning Plan is implemented;
    • Learning Support Staff will track student progress and communicate this progress with parents, as agreed upon in the Individual Learning Plan;
    • Monday - Friday small group, specialized instruction during Study Hall. Students will receive small group support, as appropriate, in all subject areas and/or organizational and time management.
  • Middle School Rocky Green

    Students in grades 6-8 will participate in a normal school day and attend daily classes with their assigned grade level or the appropriate academic level.  Students in the Partial Learning Support Program will opt out of Spanish and receive personalized support during this segment of time.

    All students who gain eligibility into the Partial Learning Support Program will be afforded the following accommodations:
    • A completed Individual Learning Plan, implemented and monitored by qualified Learning Support Staff;
    • Learning Support Staff will collaborate with teachers to ensure each child’s Individual Learning Plan is implemented;
    • Learning Support Staff will track student progress and communicate this progress with parents, as agreed upon in the Individual Learning Plan;
    • Monday - Friday small group, specialized instruction during Spanish. Students will receive small group support, as appropriate, in the areas of Math, English, or organizational and time management:
    • 6th grade Offered 3 days per week
    • 7th-8th grade Offered 4 days per week
    • Students receive additional support through a “push-in” model, where the Learning Support Specialist will be a part of the students’ content classes throughout their schedule, supporting new information, remediation as necessary, and the ability to transfer over information into study hall sessions for additional reinforcement:
    • 6thgrade: Learning Support Staff supports 2 sessions of supportive instruction during content classes throughout the week;
    • 7th-8th grade: Learning Support Staff supports 1 session of supportive instruction during content classes throughout the week;
    • Support in the Partial Program will receive a maximum of 5 segments, which may include small group instruction during Spanish tutoring, and supportive instruction in general education classes
  • Lower School Rocky Green

    Students in grades 2-5 will participate in a normal school day and attend daily classes with their assigned grade level or the appropriate academic level. Students in the Partial Learning Support Program will receive specialized instruction throughout their daily schedule.

    • All students who gain eligibility into the Partial Learning Support Program will be afforded the following accommodations:
    • A completed Individual Learning Plan, implemented and monitored by qualified Learning Support Staff;
    • Learning Support Staff will collaborate with teachers to ensure each child’s Individual Learning Plan is implemented;
    • Learning Support Staff will track student progress and communicate this progress with parents, as agreed upon in the Individual Learning Plan;
    • Students will receive up to 3 segments of specifically designed instruction and remediation during a specified time agreed upon by the parents, student’s teacher, and learning support staff.

    Developmental Reading Program
    Students in grades 1-5 will participate in a normal school day and attend daily classes with their assigned grade level or the appropriate academic level. Students will participate in small group instruction up to 3 times per week with Lower School Learning Support Staff. Students will be taught using the Orton-Gillingham Reading Program (or comparable program), which provides systematic, explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics, then taught how to apply this knowledge to reading. Eligibility for the program is based upon teacher recommendation and does not require an Individual Education Plan. 
    • Learning Support Staff will collaborate with teachers to ensure each child’s Individual Learning Plan is implemented;
    • Learning support Staff will consult with the classroom teacher to assimilate learned skills into the Wonders Reading Program, which is used by all Lower School teachers;
    • Learning Support Staff will monitor progress by using DRA, Wonders Reading series assessments, and other standardized instruments. Students will be assessed at the end of every semester, and will be released at that time, as they demonstrate grade level performance in the areas of basic reading and reading comprehension;
    • Students recommended for the program will meet up to 3 times per week with learning support staff for remediation and support.

Pinecrest Academy Resource Center Fees:

PARC REGISTRATION FORM

Participation Requirements

Rocky Green and Rocky Gold | Grades 2-12
  • Student must have a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment identifying a specific disability conducted by a licensed professional
  • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) based on recommendations indicated on the psycho-educational assessment

Developmental Reading Program | Grades 1 - 5
  • Student does not have to have a psycho-educational evaluation or Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Recommendation by teacher, principal and Learning Specialist
  • Data to support need for recommendation in areas of phonemic awareness and reading comprehension