The purpose of the LIFE program in the lower grades is to meet the individual educational needs of each student. The primary goal is for each student to reach a level of mastery and to re-enter the classroom.
The purpose of the LIFE program in the upper grades is to meet the individual needs of each student while at the same time helping the student to achieve the requirement for grade level. The primary goal in the upper grades is to successfully prepare each student to enter the next grade with a measurable degree of competency. In both programs the curriculum uses the regular classroom texts and strives to meet a standard level of achievement in a small classroom setting.
Students are selected on the basis of the ITBS score, diagnosed learning disabilities, and/or unsatisfactory progress in the classroom. Upon acceptance into the program, a permission form is to be signed by the student’s parent/guardian and the appropriate LIFE teacher(s).