Magnet Academy / Targeted Services

Targeted Services is a state-funded program that serves students in grades K-8 in extended day and summer programs that are designed to build skills in reading, math and writing, as well as help students develop better organizational and social skills.

School-year programs are held at a student’s assigned school of attendance. Days of the week, time of the day and length of the sessions will vary from school site to school site. Each school schedule is designed to best support the programming of the regular school day.

Curriculum focuses on enhancing reading, math and social skills. Instructors are licensed teachers and have received training in the curriculum used within the program. 

ADVANTAGES

  • Builds collaboration between the ALC, school and community
  • Creates family connections
  • Programming helps students feel good about themselves
  • Attendance rates increase and truancy decreases
  • Fosters students' interest in school
  • Decreases behavioral instances
  • Provides a safe environment
  • Stimulates creativity among staff
  • Increases student performance/academic achievement
  • Reinforces and supplements the daytime curriculum
  • New and different educational opportunities address individual learning styles
  • Increases in academic performance will decrease the likelihood a student will drop out of school

IDENTIFICATION
Students are identified for Targeted Services through a three-tiered model of instructional support called Response to Intervention (RtI). All students placed in tiers 2 and 3 are targeted and encouraged to attend Targeted Services.

Teacher input is also taken into consideration when identifying students.

Parents/Guardians will be notified by the school if their child is a candidate for Targeted Services.

MAGNET ACADEMY
During the weeks in which Targeted Services classes are offered we also offer an exciting opportunity called Moreland Magnet Academy. These classes are held on “Magnet Mondays,” during which time we offer several enrichment class that are related to the arts and health sciences classes. Moreland teachers and school partner organizations in our community teach these classes. All Moreland students are welcome to sign up for the Magnet Monday classes. 

TARGETED SERVICES / MORELAND MAGNET ACADEMY CONTACT
Steph Casmer

651-403-7860 | stephanie.casmer@isd197.org

Lori Arndt, Targeted Services Teacher
651-403-7800 | lori.arndt@isd197.org