What is Stretch?
The Stretch program serves two identified needs at St. John Paul II.
StJPII provides additional services for students in PK-8th grade through our Stretch program. The Stretch program consist of Reading specialists who work predominantly with students classified as struggling readers, but provide limited academic help in Math as well for early intervention. In Grades PK-K, we offer Reading Readiness one to two times a week for students that show an academic need. Only students in grades 1-4 that have been given a formal diagnosis will receive four times a
eek intervention following the Neuhaus Basic Language skills program. All other students in the elementary grades that show academic need through IOWA, CPAA, and classro
om assessments will be provided with reading support in the areas of comprehension including using metacognitive strategies once a week.
In addition to providing services for students needing supplemental support, the Stretch program also provides services for students in grades 4-8 who are classified as exceptional learners based on Reading and Math standardized test scores and COGAT scores. These students are invited to participate and work on a variety of projects, including robotics, 4-H club, Junior master gardener, and individual independent projects.
All students participating in the SJPII Stretch program are pulled out of auxiliary classes during the school day.
Mrs. Kollar, Ms. Ickert and Ms. Corte our Stretch teachers, will be guiding the students in both programs in grades K-8th.