Student Support at
Ivy Hill Prep
Ivy Hill Student Support
Ivy Hill Preparatory Charter School remains steadfast in our commitment to guaranteeing our students a rigorous, structured, and joyful education that will serve as a foundation towards achieving opportunity and success throughout their lives.
Our philosophy is to teach the whole-child to raise productive members of society. We are committed to meeting the learning needs of all of our students in the least restrictive environment and to the best of our means, in accordance with the Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Ivy Hill has adopted Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to meet the needs of all Ivy Hill Prep scholars and promote their social emotional learning and development.
Most importantly, Ivy Hill believes in Ujima, the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to contribute and collaborate for the success of each child.
Ivy Hill Prep has a highly trained Social Worker and Columbia University MSW intern.
Our team is dedicated to helping students achieve their highest potential and become lifelong learners.
Together our team collaborates and consults with teachers and leaders to establish student success. Our team focuses on strategies and activities to improve students' academic, career, and social/emotional development.
Our goal is to advocate for students and ensure a comfortable learning environment for all.
What do school social workers do?
Small Group Counseling
Social Worker Role
The Role of Social Workers is vast. Among the many things that School Counselors are responsible for, the following comprise the essential roles and responsibilities that Counselors at Ivy Hill Prep demonstrate daily:
Consultation - As Social Workers, we are experts in our field. Therefore, consulting with other school staff, community agencies, and families is essential to encouraging the success of our students.
Collaboration - Working as part of a team with teachers, leaders, parents, students and community agencies is essential to our students' academic, behavioral, and social/emotional success. Using our collaborative skills to identify needs and provide services to our staff, students and families are paramount to our school counseling program.
SEL Curriculum, Tier 1 - Social Workers collaboratively implement a comprehensive core curriculum to ensure that all students receive a sound foundation in counseling topics to improve academics, attendance, or behavior. The core curriculum reflects students' needs, is updated annually, and is designed to support students in academic success, social and emotional competencies, and college and career exploration.
Data Collection - The counseling department is data-driven and collects various data types to ensure that our work with students is valuable and impacts students academic, attendance, or behavior concerns.
Advocacy - Social Workers advocate for the best interests of their students. This is done through developing a thorough understanding of students' needs and concerns and working alongside staff and administrators to ensure that student success is at the root of programs and changes.
Leadership - Social Workers take an active role in school leadership by using data to make informed decisions to best meet our students' needs. School counselors are involved in many aspects of school leadership through participation on a variety of teams, creating and implementing school-wide programs, and being visible to staff, students and families daily.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Students at Ivy Hill are entitled to receive Special Education services and 504 Accommodations depending on their eligibility determined during the relevant meeting. Both a 504-Plan and IEP are legal documents that provide support to students and grant them access to educational material throughout the school day. Services offered at Ivy Hill Prep are:
Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT)
Hearing Education Services