ARROWS aims to teach students of all ability levels. We strongly believe that students who are unique learners (including those with Down syndrome, autism, trauma, and various cognitive diagnoses) should be given the same opportunity to grow educationally as their typical peers and should be integrated into the class to learn alongside them. The traditional classroom setting is not conducive to this. Our goal is to offer a learning environment that helps students see themselves as an integral part of God’s world, and invest the talents God has given them.
At ARROWS we recognize that all students learn differently and have various strengths and learning needs. Because of our small class size, we are able to offer individual learning within the scope of our classroom while extending tiered tutoring support for those with greater needs. For students that need greater support for learning, our Education Council will meet together to create a tiered tutoring plan or a tiered behavior plan, as needed.
Teachers will be equipped to meet a wide variety of learning needs through a robust understanding of the Trivium where students are not just academically challenged but challenged in their thinking at the level in which they are able. Since a "middle" student does not really exist, special needs in the classroom is really just student needs. A good teacher is able to teach the wide range of students within his or her classroom. When education is focused on learning rather than on a method of delivery, all students are better served.
For students with Trauma, we train our teachers in TBRI.
We are not able to accommodate children with known overt behaviors that would morally, physically or intentionally harm other students.