Student Support Services
At the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School, parents, community members, teachers, specialists, and service-providers work together to support our students academically, physically, and emotionally. Our approach is to support and understand the needs of the whole child, as well as to support our students’ families.
Special Education Program
Students who are eligible for special education services receive an individual education program (IEP) that identifies their goals and objectives for the year. Approximately thirteen percent of Stokes School students have IEPs. Depending on students’ needs, special education services are rendered by our learning specialists and related service providers. Most services are provided in an inclusion setting.
Support For Students Acquiring English (ELL)
A comprehensive approach to teaching students who are acquiring English as a second language is used daily in each class, while valuing language and cultural diversity and maintaining high expectations for all students. Teachers facilitate language learning from explicit skill instruction, content-based instruction, and task-based instruction. Each fall, the ELL coordinator, David Bravo, administers the ACCESS assessment to help teachers make plans to adequately meet student language needs. Students’ scores are compared over time.
HELPING EVERY CHILD GROW
Academic, Behavioral and Developmental Supports
Any adult in the Stokes school community (i.e., staff member or caregiver) may refer a student for support services. Completed referral forms may be directed to the Campus Director, School Counselor, or Coordinator of Special Ed Services. The Prekindergarten Coordinator processes referrals for our prekindergarten students.
- Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
- Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
- Classroom Behavior Interventions
- Teacher Consultation Sessions
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
- Brief Individual Counseling Sessions
- Long-Term Individual Counseling Sessions
- Peer Counseling Sessions
- Brief Family Counseling Sessions
- Parent Skills Education Sessions
- Community Referrals
- In-Patient Hospitalization
- Alternative School Placement
- Residential Educational Treatment Center