The Ivymount Endeavors School Program offers two learning paths: Diploma (grades K-8) and Certificate of Completion (ages 4-21). While the curricula vary for these two paths, our approach and instructional techniques are consistent. All students access the general education of their state and local school system. We also provide explicit and systematic instruction in skills necessary to live, work, and engage in recreational activities in the community. Teachers differentiate content to allow for a variety of instructional methods, including one-to-one/discrete trial instruction, small and large group instruction, direct instruction, and incidental and contextual teaching
Curricula, schedules, instruction methods, and treatment procedures are individualized to capitalize on each student’s strengths. IEP goals are taught systematically in both structured and natural settings to promote maintenance and generalization of skills.
Staff continually monitor student progress and address difficulties based on data analysis. The educational team includes speech language therapists and an occupational therapist who provide intentive collaborative coaching to support student progress and staff training.
Our core values support our program’s goal of helping students meet their highest level of autonomy.