What is eip?
“The purpose of the Early Intervention Program (EIP) is to provide additional resources to help students who are performing below grade level to obtain the necessary academic skills in order to reach grade level performance in the shortest time possible.”
how does a student qualify?
At Brighten Acadmey, a student's eligibility is determined through their MAPS scores, Georgia Milestone Scores, and/or through a teacher referral using the state issued EIP rubric. For more information on the rubrics used, please visit the following website:
how long does the program last?
Students must be moved into EIP, provided with academic assistance, and then moved out of EIP upon reaching grade level performance. Students placed in the EIP must be given a formative assessment that will reflect achievement gains throughout the academic year. We will evaluate every 6 weeks to determine if services are still needed. When it is determined that a student has reached their set goals, they will be exited from the program.
Who is teaching the classes?
EIP must be staffed by certified teachers. All teachers involved with Brighten's EIP and Enrichment programs are certified, veteran teachers. These teachers meet with their students' grade level teachers weekly to address progress and needs to make sure everyone is on the same page. Reading classes K-8 are taught by Amy Witcher, with Molly Ramsay teaching 6th.
When will students be served?
Students schedules will vary. However, all EIP and Enrichment classes will be held during regularly scheduled specials/connections. This helps to avoid students missing much needed classroom instruction on grade level standards.