New Hope-Solebury Middle School

184 West Bridge Street  |  New Hope, PA 18938

Phone: 215-862-0608  |  Fax: 215-862-2862

Special Education- Learning Support Classes 

In the Learning Support Classroom, you will find a variety of students receiving additional instruction and reinforcement in all content areas. Although emphasis is placed on improved writing skills and increased reading comprehension across content areas, students in support classes have the opportunity to work on classroom projects, prepare for upcoming tests, and begin homework assignments. Additional after school support is available to students upon request. Instruction in math, reading, and written expression is offered in the Resource Room, based upon student need and meets the Least Restrictive Environment mandate in the Individual Education Plan. Resource Room math instruction parallels the regular 6/7/8 curriculum with a specific focus on the needs of the individual student as addressed in his/her IEP. Resource Room reading instruction utilizes varied modalities of instructional delivery, including an individualized comprehensive reading and writing program. Computerized software, interactive workbooks, & novels are used to improve reading decoding, comprehension, and spelling and written expression needs. Significant emphasis is placed on learning active reading and writing strategies. Based on individual needs, the comprehensive English class replaces the academic English class in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. In lieu of a special, Writer’s Workshop is offered to 7th and 8th grade students on a rotating A/B schedule in a small group setting. Students identified with a need in written expression receive individual support and directinstruction to improve their basic writing skills.

Special Education-Middle School Learning Center

In the learning center class, you will see a great variation of activities and curricula being used. The students are engaged daily in academics, job skills, socialization skills, different cooking routines, community based training, and different integrated therapies. Students are able to have direct instruction from the teacher throughout various parts of the day and the programs are individualized in order meet each student’s unique needs. The students are engaged in techniques which include cognitive, social, independence, and communication skills.