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    Milpitas Christian Schools
    Located in Silicon Valley, on the border of San Jose and Milpitas

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Learning Lab

Tutoring:

MCS provides tutoring services to meet individual academic needs of students. Tutoring is offered in a one-on-one learning environment before, during, and after school, depending on the grade and the particular needs of the student. The Learning Lab tutor partners with the classroom teacher to establish learning goals.

Tutoring is available in areas such as:
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Reading fluency / comprehension
  • Writing skills
  • Early literacy skills for Grades K-2
  • ELL (English Language Learning)
  • Other areas as needed
Assistance with writing projects is another area of focus. Students in grades 3-8 often encounter challenges with major writing and research projects. Working within assignment guidelines, the Learning Lab tutor will help students break a project into manageable components. A tutor will provide weekly support as the project progresses.

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Test Proctoring:

Students who deal with a variety of learning issues sometimes struggle with performing to the best of their ability in the regular classroom setting when it comes to taking tests. The Learning Lab offers services for students who need:
  • tests read to them
  • to dictate answers for someone else to write down
  • a quieter, less distracting testing environment with someone who can keep them focused and on task and at a slower pace

Learning Disabilities:

Public School District Student Study Team Evaluations and IEPs (Individual Educational Programs) Services

Assistance is provided to parents as they seek help in assessing their student for possible learning disabilities and remediation. Services in the areas of preparing initial information packets, contacting district offices, meeting with Student Study Teams (SST), and guiding parents in determining the best learning environment for their student are provided. Support for follow-up meetings with the SST, working with classroom teachers to implement any prescribed accommodations and modifications, and ideas to assist the student at home are also offered.

While the Learning Lab is not a Special Education Program, for those students who have been identified as having mild to moderate learning disabilities, a selection of services are offered. These services are designed to meet the individual need(s) of the student, using research-based methods and materials.


ELL (English Language Learner):

ELL evaluations and services are provided for those students needing additional support in their learning of the English language. Speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary skills are strengthened in a one-on-one tutoring environment.


Gifted Program:

Towards the end of the school year, all 2nd Grade students and any new students who have entered the 3rd & 4th grades are given an assessment to begin the process of identifying gifted learners. Milpitas Christian School uses a three-point identification process: an intellectual/cognitive ability test, performance on a nationally normed test, and a behavior assessment.

The purpose of identifying students as gifted learners is to ensure that students are receiving an education and learning environment that best meet their needs. While students are placed within the general education classroom, care is taken to make certain other gifted learners will be grouped with them.

An after school enrichment program, The Renaissance Club, is also made available to gifted learners. This program is designed to provide social and emotional support with like-minded peers, as well as an opportunity to expand students’ critical thinking skills and well-rounded education.


All Learning Lab services are provided at an extra cost.


Special Events 2013-2014

Helping Your Child with Reading Comprehension Workshop - THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
October 9, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MCS Library - 3435 Birchwood Lane, San Jose


Gifted Education Information Night
October 22, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MCS Library - 3435 Birchwood Lane, San Jose

Parents of recently identified gifted students, and anyone else interested in learning more about gifted education and what Milpitas Christian School has to offer, are invited to attend this informational event.

Please click here for a flyer.