At St. Mark’s, we seek to facilitate an environment where there are multiple pathways for our students to access new content and information. When students have the opportunity to make choices and take ownership of their own learning, we see an increase in their understanding, a boost in their confidence, and their passion taking shape.
We know that every student is an individual, and we have a responsibility and excitement to support every learner in front of us. By implementing tools like our on-campus Reading Specialist, extensive teacher education, classroom differentiation, extensive programming in Zero Hour, and the Academic Achievement Center, we are responding to the needs of each of our students. All of these initiatives fall under the umbrella of St. Mark’s STEPS.
We want to meet students right where they are, and this is an ongoing process that we will see grow and develop over the course of the next few years at St. Mark’s. Some of our dreams for STEPS include facilitating peer-to-peer collaboration and tutoring, prioritizing our learners who have reached readiness for applying concepts in new creative ways, and encouraging older middle school students to serve as coordinators in our Academic Achievement Center.