Office of Curriculum and Instruction
Academic support is provided by teachers in reading/study skills, writing, math, and ENL (English as a New Language). The increasingly rigorous demands of secondary instruction suggest that some students need additional support to achieve success in classes and to pass the assessments needed to earn Regents diplomas. Teacher referrals and test scores are used to identify students who need support services. At each grade level, progress is reviewed and students are recommended for appropriate services. Each school has an instructional support team to help students develop time-management skills and cultivate independent study habits. Teachers work with small groups of students, providing individualized instruction to supplement their academic classes. ENL provides instruction for limited English-proficient students in listening, speaking, writing, and reading English. Secondary schools has ENL teachers who work in stand-along and collaborative classrooms.