Meeting the Needs of all Students
With grants from CA SUMS MTSS Initiative, Magnolia Schools have been developing and implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) as a systemic, continuous improvement framework in which data-based problem-solving and decision making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for ALL supporting students. MPS supports students academically, social-emotionally, and behaviorally, to create a climate of academic success and educate the whole child.
MPS ensures English Learners (including those who are reclassified) have equal access to instructional materials and supports in order to achieve grade-level CCSS mastery and English-language proficiency. Our schools provide students with a vigorous English Language Development (ELD) program that is based on recent language acquisition research, as well as the six key principles for teaching ELs established by the Understanding Language District Engagement Subcommittee at Stanford University. These principles and research are the foundation of our program and guide our professional development.
GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS AND STUDENT ACHIEVING ABOVE GRADE LEVEL
MPS is committed to supporting gifted and highly capable students in a safe, caring environment that promotes a college preparatory, STEAM education. Within all classes, teachers differentiate the curriculum by making adjustments of content through depth, complexity, and pacing as appropriate to the needs of each learner. Instructional programs for Gifted and Talented students are based on the core principles that all students have the potential to excel and should have the opportunity to develop their individual abilities, interests, and potential. The purpose of the MPS GATE program is not to simply identify the highest achieving students, but rather, identify students with exceptional abilities, those that go well beyond their peer group.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
MPS is committed to meeting the needs of all of our students with disabilities and works in cooperation with the LAUSD and the El Dorado County Charter Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to ensure that a free and appropriate education is provided to all students with exceptional needs. MPS complies with all applicable state and federal laws in serving students with disabilities, including, but not limited to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and any other civil rights law enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR).