MARY W. JACKSON SCHOOL

SELF-REPORTED INDICATORS

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EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Welcoming Dual Language Immersion School

We are a DLI school. Classes are taught in both Spanish and English. We infuse various cultures into our teaching and build relationships with families and students to ensure all students feel welcome, included and safe. Teachers spend the summer preparing and training for DLI instructing by attending professional development with USBE. We celebrate diversity at Mary W. Jackson! In addition to promoting dual languages, we encourage students to be themselves and accept everyone. We are also implementing the Welcoming Schools program with a particular focus on the LGBTQ community.


EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Utah School of Excellence

We have the honor be being named an Utah School of Excellence. Helping English Learners become proficient is a priority. We value the language and culture they bring to the Mary W. Jackson community. By establishing a climate of acceptance, safety and respect, we get to know each unique student and develop an individualized plan to meet their needs. We use the following strategies: --Pre teaching tier 1 curriculum --Test taking instruction and practice with a reinforcement and incentives --Multi tiered systems of support including tier 2 support groups and tier 3 intervention --Additional trained paraprofessionals to work with students --Coaching in the classroom