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Academic Initiatives 2019-2020

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2019-2020 Academic Initiatives
As part of a budget presentation at the June 25, 2019 School Board meeting, Superintendent Jones outlined a number of new and expanding academic initiatives in process for the 2019-2020 school year. Among the highlights:

  • Continued expansion of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program to three grades at Neshaminy HS, and into middle and elementary schools. All teachers in grades 4-12 received training in the AVID principals of WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading), which have been incorporated into Neshaminy's Instructional Core.
  • Continuation of the Bucks County College Senior Year Experience.
  • Increased application of classroom technology in all grades.
  • Continued preschool opportunities including possible expansion of the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts program (pending state grant approval).
  • Updating the language arts literacy program (Superkids) in kindergarten.
  • Purchase and pilot a new elementary mathematics series.
  • Increased teaching sections for the English Language Development program.
  • Additional social / emotional support through increased elementary counseling.
  • Additional teaching sections in the elementary and middle school levels.