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Accelerated Intervention Services (AIS)

Mrs. Gruchacz, Principal
372 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4230
Fax: 609.806.4231


Community Park School
Accelerated Intervention Services (AIS) Program

Mrs. Pam Gentile (Room 221)
Ms. Lauren Tucker (Room 132)

        Accelerated Intervention Services (AIS) is the supplemental portion of our general education program.  It is NOT replacement instruction.  Students receive their full Language Arts and Math instruction with their classroom teacher.  AIS offers extra help to students in addition to this classroom instruction.  The program is based upon the individual needs of the students being served.  Therefore, the focus of each AIS class will change with those needs.  The instructional format is established in collaboration with the classroom teacher. The targeted weaknesses and goals identified will drive the AIS instruction.   It will focus intensely on specific areas in need (i. e. fluency, phonological development, or comprehension).  Students will receive this extra help either in their classes or on a pull out basis.  At the fall conference, you will receive your student's Individual Student Acceleration Plan (ISAP) which will outline the program format and the specific focus areas to be addressed.  

Goals of the Program:
  • support students who are experiencing weaknesses in reading, writing, and/or mathematics
  • identify and evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses
  • demystify student so as to make him/her aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses
  • teach student strategies to strengthen weaknesses and ultimately, become a successful learner
Literacy Program:
  • initial reading assessment given to determine current instructional level
  • independent/guided reading at student's own instructional level
  • vocabulary development (incorporated with independent reading)
  • spelling, grammar, and phonemic development
  • written language instruction (short answer, essay, narrative)
  • novel studies (in the upper elementary grades) to enhance vocabulary, expressive language, written language and critical thinking skills
  • often, novels selected are directly related to history or science being taught in regular classrooms at the time.  

Our ultimate goal is to instill a love of reading in all children!

Mathematics Program:             

  • initial math inventory given to inform and guide instruction
  • use of hands-on activities and manipulatives to develop a clear understanding of the underlying mathematics concepts
  • timed fact tests
  • math skill development and problem-solving practice
  • computer programs to drill facts, practice basic processes and develop ability to solve mathematical story problems

        We expect all students receiving Language Arts support to read each night. We will allow students to bring home books they have already read so they can practice them and read to you.  It is imperative that these books are returned to school the next day.  Additional homework is given on an “as needed” basis for both Language Arts and Math students when practice is required in order to internalize the learning.

Student Expectations:

  • try their best at all times
  • be responsible for self and belongings
  • show respect for self and others

Communication is the key to student success.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have during the school year.