It’s estimated that, when students return to school in the fall of 2021, they will have lost about 30 percent of typical yearly achievement gain in reading, and about 50 percent of achievement gain in mathematics due to months of remote learning – or being out of school altogether (Source: NWEA)
We work with the school district to develop a personalized plan of focused instruction targeting specific skill gaps so students can be successful as they re-engage with learning. Additional time spent working on skills deficits can improve outcomes in core curriculum and can complement the district’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Mental Health Support Services
A student’s mental health and well-being are vital to achieving success in the classroom and in life. The American Psychological Association estimates that, each year, one in five children in the United States experience a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder, including anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavioral disorders. But only about 20 percent of them receive care from a specialized mental health provider, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control – and that’s prior to COVID-19.
To address this critical need, we offer comprehensive Mental Health Support Services that include individual and small group counseling based on state guidelines and Individual Education Programs (IEPs) as appropriate, social work services, wrap-around services, and community connection and engagement. Services are offered remotely, in-person or in a hybrid environment. We also offer therapeutic day schools for students who benefit from more intensive intervention.
As many as three million of the country’s most marginalized students may not have returned to school — online or in person — since the COVID-19 closures in March, a new analysis suggests. English learners, homeless students, students with disabilities, and children in foster care are among the groups who have had the most trouble accessing school since the pandemic began, according to the Missing in the Margins: Estimating the Scale of the COVID-19 Attendance Crisis report by Bellwether Education Partners.
ChanceLight Education provides the advocates, relationships, resources and genuine personal connections to identify students who are missing from their school districts and re-engage them to stay in school and graduate confident about their future.