At John Muir Middle School, we believe students can thrive in school if they have the right tools. Our Interventions program is designed to help students and provide them with the resources they need for academic success.
Intensive Intervention for Reading
Students who need extra work with reading get help every day in the intervention room using the online intervention program called ESL Reading Smart. Students are only pulled out of their accelerated reader class or an elective class. They are not pulled out of core instruction.
Intensive Intervention for Math
Students who need extra work with basic math get help every day in the intervention room using the online intervention program called Ascend Math. Students are only pulled out of their accelerated reader class or an elective class. They are not pulled out of core instruction.
Students who are brand new English learners need to have basic skills in English in order to be successful in class. Students receive three hours a day of work in intervention with Rosetta Stone learning English until they have reached a basic understanding of conversational English.
Credit Recovery for Promotion
Students must meet a minimum number of credits in order to participate in promotion and the promotion activities at the end of the 8th grade year. This was new for 2014-2015. Students use Edgenuity to retake courses they have failed. They have the opportunity to do this on a pull-out basis from the accelerated reader or an elective class. They also have an opportunity to do this after school.
Academic Enrichment Center (AEC)
Students who fall below a 2.00 GPA are assigned to AEC three days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school for an hour until the next grading period. When they are able to raise their GPA back over a 2.00 GPA, they are no longer assigned. In each AEC room, a teacher meets with each student individually, discussing their grade and how they can improve their grades. We also provide a high school tutor in each room who can help the students with their work. There are two rooms for each grade level, for a total of six classes. This program runs almost the entire year, starting at the first progress report. Students use the Aeries Student Portal to view their grades and detailed grade reports.