Welcome Back Students!

All PreK-12 students can attend five days per week and receive instruction from teachers in their enrolled school! Some students are returning to classrooms for the first time in 18 months. We know that helping students to thrive academically will require a different approach and we’ve been preparing for just that. We have leveraged the latest educational research to strengthen instruction and meet the unique learning needs of all of our students, including students with special needs and our English Language Learners by:

  • delivering more evidence-based professional development and coaching for educators to improve their instructional practice
  • intensifying our focus on student-level data to determine where each student is and what specific level of supports are needed to grow each student from where they are now to where they need to be to perform at or above grade level
  • improving our instructional guidance and curriculum to ensure it affirms the racial, linguistic, and cultural identities and learning styles of all of our diverse learners

Learn more about the Office of Academic Supports!

The Office of Academic Supports is committed to ensuring that every student in every classroom is engaged in learning environments designed to strengthen their knowledge, skills, and intellect to ensure success in college, work, and career. To promote all students having access to engaging, high-quality, grade-level, culturally and linguistically inclusive instruction, we created the Academic Framework. The Academic Framework is an all-inclusive resource that contains content-specific academic expectations and essential practices to support educators in making instructional decisions. The elements of the Academic Framework reinforce the District’s core values and commitment to equitable practices. The Academic Framework has been collaboratively developed in alignment with the Board of Education’s Goals & Guardrails and five-year strategic plan.

  • Watch the Chief of Academic Supports, Dr. Malika Savoy-Brooks, explain the work of the office and its alignment to District priorities and the Board of Education’s Goals & Guardrails. Click here! 
  • In July 2021, the Office of Academic Supports hosted four collaborative sessions with District educators and administration office employees.  The Office of Academic Supports shared important information about the planned and priority work ahead during these sessions. Click below to view the slide decks from each collaborative session:
    1.  OAS Priorities & the Academic Framework 
    2. The District’s 2021 Focus and Plan for Implementation
    3. The Postsecondary Plan for Middle and High School Students
    4. Tiered Supports for enhancing academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes for ALL students