At the Village Academy of Maryland - We believe that every student is a scholar and is capable of reaching his or her potential. Therefore, our engaging and certified instructors meet the students where they are academically, as indicated by their Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and our pre-assessments. We offer State approved curriculum for a high school diploma or certificate.
Our instructional program is designed to expose and teach the state's core standards, individualized instruction, as well as, incorporating Project-Based Learning into our rigorous academic offerings. Technical Education and Arts are integrated throughout the curriculum to best engage the various learning styles. For students who require additional academic support, we offer supplemental and other tutorial services in reading and math. Our extended school year (214 days) provides the opportunity for under credited students to take credit recovery classes. This opportunity supports the student's goal of on-time graduation from high school
Therapeutic & Related Services
Our dedicated Related Services Team provides emotional and social support to our students and families, as needed.
These services may include:
* Case Management Services;
* Provide Individual and Group therapy, as identified by students' IEPs;
* Conduct community in reach and consultation;
* Provide psychological education and prevention services;
* Conduct home visits;
* Participate in System of Care (SOC) meetings;
* Participate in Group Home meetings to ensure continuity of care;
* Perform clinical and psychological evaluations;
* Provide Speech and Occupational Therapy services;
* Participate in the intervention and processing of student crisis;
* Provide support and training of staff;
* Identify guest speakers for student assemblies;
* Facilitate community outreach:
* Occupational Therapy
* Speech & Language Therapy
Behavioral Modification & Incentive Program
The Behavioral Modification & Incentive program provides crisis intervention and behavioral modification program which is a Positive Behavioral Intervention System (PBIS) a weekly Level behavioral modification system. Both programs are implemented by our Behavioral Intervention Specialist (BIS) who are supervised by the Dean of Students. The BIS participate in all educational and treatment planning and support our therapists utilize disciplinary interventions to address behaviors that are negatively impact students' academic success. Positive reinforcement reports are issued daily to monitor and measure progress and performance.
BIS staff are assigned to classrooms to provide direct and immediate support to students who are experiencing behavioral challenges during the school day.
All staff is TACT 2 certified.