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Titan Advantage Program: An enrichment opportunity offered on Saturdays, free of charge. All students are invited to maximize or remediate in the content mastery areas which are assessed on GA Milestones (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies). To fuel students through two, one-hour blocks of uninterrupted instruction, students are treated to a hot breakfast, snack, and pizza. National Honor Society high school students are brought in to help tutor students 1-on-1. The academic sessions are taught by dedicated expert staff members committed to student success for all Titans!

SUMMIT ON-SITE COUNSELING: Our partnership with Summit Counseling benefits the whole child by addressing students' social and emotional needs (e.g., anxiety, stress, peer relations, family challenges, etc.). Our On-Site therapist comes every week to host individual and group therapy. This critical support allows every student to connect with our guidance counselors, social worker, school psychologist, or the On-Site Summit therapist. Students are able to receive professional therapy free of charge, regardless of socio-economic income. Fostering academic achievement for the whole child means building a strong framework of social-emotional health.

ON-SITE COUNSELING FOR THE WHOLE CHILD: Our partnership with Summit Counseling Center benefits the whole child by addressing students' social and emotional needs (e.g. anxiety, stress, peer relations, family challenges, etc.). The On-Site therapist comes every week to host individual and group therapy. This critical support allows every student to connect with a guidance counselor, social worker, school psychologist, or the On-Site Summit therapist. Students are able to receive professional therapy free of charge, regardless of socio-economic income. Fostering student success for the whole child means building a strong framework of social-emotional health.

AVID CLIMATE SCHOOL-WIDE:



AVID ABOUT CLIMATE COLLEGE & CAREER:


AVID LEARNING LEADS TO COLLEGE & CAREER: We employ AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school-wide to promote a culture of college and career throughout the building. College pennants line our hallways and on Fridays students and teachers wear college t-shirts to embody pathways to success. Our AVID trained teachers use specific instructional strategies for critical, high-level thinking by focusing on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. By teaching students life skills, such as leadership and goal-setting, we have created a climate where students are empowered to create a pathway to their future.

AVID ABOUT A CLIMATE OF COLLEGE & CAREER: We employ AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school-wide to promote a “College & Career” climate throughout the building. College pennants line our hallways, teachers decorate doors with their college logos, and on Fridays students and teachers wear college t-shirts. Our AVID trained teachers use specific instructional strategies for critical, high-level thinking by focusing on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. By teaching students life skills, such as leadership and goal-setting, we have created a climate where students are empowered to create a pathway to their future.

CROSS-TRAINED TEACHERS (TAG/SIOP): Over 90% of our teachers are Talented and Gifted (TAG) certified and 80% are trained for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). Cross-training allows teachers to be equipped with highly effective instructional strategies to support all types of learners in the classroom. We believe every child has talent and is capable of growth. Through professional development, teachers can collaborate cross-curricular within their grade level and Professional Learning Communities. Educating the whole child means every student has the same opportunity to develop their interests and talents as our Gifted students and English Language Learners.

CROSS-TRAINED TEACHERS (TAG/SIOP): Over 90% of our teachers are Talented and Gifted (TAG) certified and 80% are trained for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). Cross-training allows teachers to be equipped with highly effective instructional strategies to support all types of learners in the classroom, i.e., Gifted or English Language Learners. Through professional development, teachers can collaborate cross-curricular within their grade level and Professional Learning Communities. Educating the whole child means believing every student is capable of growth and deserves the same opportunity to develop their interests and talents.

CROSS-TRAINED TEACHERS (TAG/SIOP): Over 90% of our teachers are Talented and Gifted (TAG) certified and 80% are trained for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP). Cross-training allows teachers to be equipped with highly effective instructional strategies to support all types of learners in the classroom, i.e., Gifted or English Language Learners. Through professional development, teachers can collaborate cross-curricular within their grade levels and Professional Learning Communities. Educating the whole child means believing every student is capable of growth and deserves the same opportunity to develop their interests and talents.

Dear Parents,


Revved Up Kids has partnered with Fulton County Schools to bring a personal safety/self-defense training program to the middle school students. This program, in compliance with Georgia SB401/Erin’s Law, will help your child begin to understand how to respond to dangerous situations and people.


The statistics regarding violence against children are staggering; in the United States authorities receive a report of child abuse every 10 seconds and 1/3 of those reports include physical or sexual abuse. Every three days in this country, a child is abducted by a stranger. Before turning 18, more than 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused (median age of the victim is 9 years old), and more than 90% of the time they will know their abuser. Victims are boys and girls. Since 2010, Revved Up Kids has trained more than 15,000 children and teens to protect themselves against violence of every type by providing them with information and skills to help them stay safer.


The training at Elkins Pointe will take place on January 24 and 25, and we will provide a follow up resource to aid you in discussing the training with your child. The goals of the workshop are as follows:


· Teach the participants how predators select, approach, and groom their victims.

· Provide the participants with action steps they can take to reduce their risk of being targeted in their real worlds and their online worlds.

· Teach the participants how to use voice, body language and awareness skills to stay safer.

· Teach simple defensive tactics that can help participants escape an attack situation.


This program is taught in an age appropriate way that is empowering and informative. It should be noted that we will discuss sexual abuse, sexual violence and exploitation during the training. Opt-out forms are being sent home through 2nd, 4th, and 8th period Connection classes. If you do not want your child to participate in the workshop, please return the signed opt-out form to their teacher. An opt-out form as also been included in this correspondence for your convenience.


Thank you,

Kindra Smith