Student Support Services
Evansville Christian’s commitment to partnership ensures that all students who step through the doors are able to engage with the ECS mission. That partnership looks different for each student, as each student is uniquely created in the image of God. Sometimes partnership looks like parents and teachers working together, other times it looks like ECS connecting parents to the resources needed for student success, and still other times it looks like resources and community partners coming together on a student’s behalf.
School & Family Partnership
ECS employs licensed special education teachers to meet a range of student learning needs. When those needs require the support of a learning plan, an intervention team will partner with the parents to develop a plan as appropriate:
- ILP – Individual Learning Plan for English Language Learners
- ISP – Individual Support Plan for those qualifying for special education services
- CSEP – Choice School Education for those qualifying for special education services within the guidelines of the Choice School Program
- 504 Plans – for those with with a qualifying disability
- BIP – Behavior Intervention Plans
ECS strives to meet learning needs regardless of where a student may be in the evaluation process. Through the multi-tiered system of supports provided at ECS, students receive the interventions needed to address concerns quickly and effectively. The multi-tiered system of support ensures that every student can work toward his or her God-given potential.
- Tutors – Parents can access a list of tutors through the ECS Parent Portal.
- Learning Plans (i.e. ILP, ISP, CSEP, 504) – Academic plans and the response to intervention process support the partnership between parents, teachers, and students to meet a variety of learning needs.
- Response to Intervention – The intervention process ensures student learning gaps are addressed prescriptively and in the least restrictive environment.
- Education Intervention Team – When interventions seem ineffective, the partnership of an intervention team, including the student, parent, teacher, resource staff, and principal, allow for a collaborative approach in meeting student needs.
- Local Education Agencies (Child Find Services) – ECS partners with the local school corporations for evaluation, special education identification, consultation, and other related services.
- Local Education Agencies (Professional Development) – ECS partners with the local school corporations for professional development.
- Screenings and Assessment – ECS partners with parents to communicate classroom formative assessment results, screening results, and other assessment data related to student learning, growth, and progress.
- Other Agencies – With parental permission, ECS collaborates with outside agencies for referrals, evaluations, and support.
Social & Emotional Support
- Youth First – ECS partners with Youth First to provide a licensed social worker for Preschool to 6th grade students.
- School Counselors – ECS hires school counselors for 7-12th grade students.
- Referrals – Through collaboration with Youth First Social Worker or School Counselor, parents can receive referrals for outside counseling services.
- Conscious Discipline – ECS staff use research-based strategies, such as Conscious Discipline, to support students to learn the skills needed for managing their emotions and problem solving.
- Behavior Intervention Plans – Intervention teams meet to create behavior intervention plans in order to support students in developing their behaviors for learning.
- Local Agency Collaboration – ECS collaborates with local agencies, such as the police department and fire department, for classroom education programs.
- Department of Children’s Services – ECS collaborates with DCS, or other outside agencies with parent permission, including providing referrals for counselors.