BPS101 services for high-ability students support the whole child, academically, socially, and emotionally. Personalized and flexible services include appropriate rigor and result in student engagement that fosters continuous growth and learning. Procedures for high-ability student services.
BPS101 offers a unique learning opportunity for third- through eighth-grade students at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School. This opportunity is for students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. It is not solely for gifted students—any student with a passion for these subjects is encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited to 50 students from each of the four participating school districts.
The STEM School is part of the Aurora University campus and specializes in science, technology, engineering, and math. It serves third- through eighth-grade students from the Indian Prairie 204, East Aurora 131, West Aurora 129, and Batavia 101 school districts.
Students with limited proficiency in the English language have the opportunity to work with a teacher-specialist to develop needed verbal and written skills deemed necessary to be successful in the regular education program. EL classes providing support services take place during the school day in each of our attendance centers.
When they enter our schools, students are identified, through the Home Language Survey. Students whose parents speak a language other than English in the home are tested by an EL specialist to determine the level of English language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, and speaking. Based on this proficiency, students are provided services by the EL specialist outside of the general education classroom. In addition, the EL specialist and the classroom teacher collaborate to determine how to best meet the needs of the student in the classroom.
Students are not exited from the program until the student has acquired a sufficient level of proficiency to be successful in the general education classroom.