Student Support Overview
Health Services including Counseling and School Nurse Services
These services are available to ensure students are provided access to physical, emotional and social health services needed to be able to focus on learning in school. Urban Choice employs New York State Certified Counselors and Social Workers and a New York State Certified Nurse. Services include hearing and vision screenings, individual and group counseling, IEP counseling, character education, bullying prevention, and referrals to community agencies.
Response to Intervention
These services are available to provide additional, supplemental, specialized instruction in areas of need to increase student learning. Students are identified through a variety of means such as classroom assessments, the New York State 3-8 Testing Program and in accordance with New York State Learning Standards. Urban Choice employs Certified Literacy and Math Teachers and other support staff. Programs provided include tiered reading and math intervention, Saturday programs and Summer school.
These services are available to assist in identifying students who may have special needs and to ensure special education services for students with Individual Education Plans. Urban Choice also has a team to evaluate, and create Section 504 Plans for eligible students. Urban Choice employs full time New York State Certified Special Education Teachers that deliver Resource Room and Consultant Teacher program services. Related service providers for occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), speech and language therapy (SLT) and others are provided through the Rochester City School District.