Glendale Curriculum & Instruction
Along with meeting Pennsylvania Common Core, our district pushes our students to achieve their highest potential. We do this by providing our staff with all the resources, tools, and programs necessary to foster student success.
The GAP is the Student Assistance Program (SAP) at Glendale. It is a systemic process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. The core of the program is a professionally trained team, including school staff and liaisons from community alcohol and drug and mental health agencies.
SAP team members are trained to identify problems, determine whether or not the presenting problem lies within the responsibility of the school, and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent.
When the problem lies beyond the scope of the school, the SAP team will assist the parent and student, so they may access services within the community. The student assistance team members do not diagnose, treat, or refer to treatment; however, they may refer for a screening or an assessment for treatment.
Four Phases of Student Assistance
- Referral - Anyone can refer a student to SAP when they are concerned about the student’s behavior. This includes any school staff, a student’s friend, a family member, or community member. The students themselves can even go directly to the SAP team to ask for help. The SAP team contacts the parent for permission to proceed with the SAP process.
- Team Planning – The SAP team gathers objective information about the student’s performance in school from all school personnel who have contact with the student. We also collect information from the parent. The team meets with the parent to discuss the data collected and also meets with the student. Together, we develop a plan that includes strategies for removing the learning barriers and promoting the student’s academic and personal success to include in-school and/or community-based services and activities.
- Intervention and Recommendations – The plan is put into action. The team assists in linking the student to in-school and/or community-based services and activities. The team might also recommend a drug and alcohol or mental health assessment.
- Support and Follow-Up – The SAP team continues to work with and support the student and their family. Follow-up includes monitoring, mentoring, and motivating for academic success.
Glendale School District offers gifted education for students of school age beyond second grade with an IQ of 130 or higher who meet established multiple criteria indicating gifted ability or a school-aged student with IQ lower than 130 when educational criteria strongly indicate gifted ability.
Gifted Education Eligibility
We understand that many people are responsible for your child’s education, so we give the following people the ability to refer a student for gifted education testing:
- Parent/Legal Guardian
We will accept written or verbal requests for referral for evaluation.
The Glendale School District seeks to provide all students with disabilities a free, appropriate public education. Some of our students require specially designed instruction and/or support services to be successful in the classroom. Students can receive these learning opportunities through special education services within our school district.
Please take a moment to read our Annual Notice of Special Education Services.
Special Education Eligibility
We understand that many people are responsible for your child’s education, so we give the following people the ability to refer a student for special education testing:
- Parent/Legal Guardian
We will accept written or verbal requests for referral for evaluation. For a detailed description of warning signs, please visit the “Extra Reading” section listed in the sidebar of this page.