Curriculum

Imagine Learning x Aspire Day School

Imagine Learning was created with the purpose of enabling educators to drive student growth with forward-thinking solutions that create positive academic outcomes for students.

Aspire Day School uses two of Imagine Learning's products

MyPath

MyPath is used for reading and math for students K-2nd & is also used for intervention in K-8. MyPath assessment determines the academic placement and provides material to students at the appropriate level with the intention of supporting them in their progression to grade-level material. K - 2nd students will receive instruction in science and social studies through teacher-led lessons and centers.

Edgenuity

Edgenuity is the main program used for 3 - 8 students. There are over 300 courses available in Edgenuity based on Kentucky Education Standards. Our students are assigned ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses based on their grade level. The students that need extra support will spend time in the MyPath program for intervention as well as in the Edgenuity program.

Tools We Use

Aspire Day School uses Class Dojo to help parents stay informed and NWEA MAP Growth to monitor education progress.

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Credit Recovery Summer Program

Aspire is offering credit recovery courses this summer for students who may have failed a class during the school year or did not complete a class during the regular school year and are behind in their goal to achieve high school credits for graduation.

What is a summer school credit recovery program?

A summer school credit recovery course is a program designed to help students regain academic credits they may have lost during the regular school year.

Some key points about credit recovery courses:

Purpose

These courses aim to assist students who did not pass specific classes or failed to earn credits in certain subjects. By participating in credit recovery, students can catch up and stay on track toward graduation.

When It’s Offered

Credit recovery programs are often available during the summer months. Aspire offers credit recovery classes all year long, but we are extending our program through the summer to help students who are behind reach their goals.

Who Can Benefit

Students who need to make up for failed courses or missed credits can benefit from credit recovery. It’s especially helpful for those who want to graduate on time or improve their academic standing.

Frequently Asked Questions

about Special Education, IEPs and 504 Plans

Aspire Day School is considered a non-public school. Please see the rules governing Non-Public Schools in Kentucky by clicking the link. Non-Public Schools In a nutshell, once a student’s guardian chooses to send their student to a non-public school, they give up their right to special education services. That said, many of our Aspire teachers are special education certified, and we do our best to offer the services identified by their IEPs.  

What does IEP stand for?

Individualized Education Plan 

Simply put, you don’tAn IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is the result of a child qualifying for special education services.  If you suspect that your child has a learning disability and needs modifications in order to be successful, you must first request to have him or her evaluated.  Once the evaluation is complete, the IEP team meets with you and the results are discussedAt that time, the IEP team recommends whether the child qualifies for special educationIf so, an IEP is written.

  1. Aspire Day School does not do evaluations to determine the need for a student to have an IEP.  
  2. The parent or guardian of the student must request an evaluation be completed through the student’s district of residence. Districts are required by Federal Law to provide the evaluation. The is called Child Find,  Guide for Child Find (ky.gov). 
  3. Once the student has been evaluated and it is determined special education services are appropriate, Aspire Day School will work with the school who performed the evaluation to determine the next steps in the process. 
  4. Please remember, Aspire Day School does not do evaluations and promising guardians that their student will be evaluated, and an IEP written is incorrect. Do not make this promise. 

504 plans are formal plans that schools develop to give kids with disabilities the support they need. That covers any condition that limits daily activities in a major way.  

504 plans usually include accommodations. These can include: 

  • Changes to the environment (like taking tests in a quiet space) 
  • Changes to instruction (like checking in frequently on key concepts)
  • Changes to how curriculum is presented (like getting outlines of lessons) 

A school can create a 504 plan. It is not required that a parent or guardian be included in the process, but most schools do include the parent or guardian in the process. If the student is under the care of a clinician (i.e., pediatrician, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, etc.), ask their clinician for a note describing the impairments and/or requesting a 504 and any recommendations for accommodations. 

  1. Aspire Day School does not do evaluations to determine the need for a student to have a 504.  
  2. The parent or guardian of the student must request an evaluation be completed through the student’s district of residence. Districts are required by Federal Law to provide the evaluation. The is called Child Find,  Guide for Child Find (ky.gov). 
  3. Once the student has been evaluated and it is determined that a student does not qualify for an IEP, Aspire Day School will work with the school who performed the evaluation to determine the next steps in the process. A 504 plan may be recommended to provide accommodations for the student. 

Message from the Director of Education

Jenifer Brown

Director of Education at Aspire Day School

Dear Aspire Day School Students and Families,

I am honored to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community.

I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the students and families.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty years. Prior to becoming the Director of Education at Aspire Day School, I worked with students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of roles. I have been a special education and regular education teacher, a K-5 reading intervention teacher, a fourth grade intervention teacher, and an art teacher. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Bellarmine University as well as a Rank One degree from Indiana-Wesleyan University. I am thrilled to utilize my skills as an educational leader at Aspire Day School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

I view education as a life-long process and continue to learn every year from our students, teachers, and parents in the various roles I have had throughout the years. Most importantly, I believe that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

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