Additional Educational Services
In partnership with the Atlantic City Special Educational Services, Our Lady Star of the Sea School provides a variety of services to students with special needs. Services may include compensatory education, supplemental instruction, special education, ESL, Speech, part-time title 1 teacher, and instructional assistants.
In addition, Our Lady Star of the Sea School funds its own programs including a Special Education Classroom with a full-time special education teacher for Math and Language Arts. Special education teacher, Kathy Morris, holds a B.A. in special education from Stockton University specializing in teaching history and language arts/reading. Students are mainstreamed back into their regular classroom for all other subjects.
Special Education Program - We are able to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities. These services focus on enhancing student achievement utilizing modified teaching methods and environments so that the maximum number of students are served in general education environments.
Additional services include family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports, and transition to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for special education.
English as a Second Language (ESL) - ESL teachers at the elementary level are focused on teaching young language learners to use English in a variety of settings. We teach students to become effective self-advocates in English, and how to use effective learning strategies. Our ESL teacher also helps students with cultural elements of the English speaking classroom.
"I like that Special Ed. is flexible, and that it works with me on concerns I may have with my child."
Maria Bernard, OLSS Parent