• Supplemental Educational Services (SES)


    Whitko School provides SES (Supplemental Educational Services) for students in Pierceton Elementary School that qualify for such services. A complete description of providers is found through the link below. The location of tutorial services depends on the provider. Some provide services as described at home. Most are providing services in school typically meeting in the commons area of Pierceton Elementary. One will either provide services at Pierceton or at their Warsaw facility.

    Whitko Community School Corp. 2010-2011 SES Provider Descriptions


     SES Provider Names and Descriptions

    Abacus In-Home Tutoring, Inc. – Services provided in home or at Pierceton Elementary School
    Brain Hurricane – Services provided at Pierceton Elementary School
    Northern Indiana Educational Services Center - Services provided at Pierceton Elementary School
    SES National - Services provided at Pierceton Elementary School
    Summit Learning Services Inc. - Services provided at Pierceton Elementary School
    Sylvan Learning Center: Warsaw, IN - Services provided at Pierceton Elementary School or their Warsaw Facility
     


    SES Participation Process

    Parents of eligible students receive a letter indicating their student’s eligibility. (seeSample Letter )
    The letter indicates the nature of eligibility and includes an enrollment form and SES provider information. (see Sample Form )
    Parents are given a deadline for each round of recruitment.
    Choice Information
    Pierceton elementary School is designated as being in Improvement status which means students can transfer to South Whitley Elementary School based on the program called Choice.

     


    SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS PROVIDED BY THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT
    If a student is attending a school within the Corporation that has failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in increasing student academic achievement, such student shall be allowed to attend another school within the corporation that made AYP, provided there is a school in the Corporation that offers instruction at the student’s grade level and such school has not been identified as being in the process of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and has not been identified as persistently dangerous.

    Not later than the first day of school of the school year following the school year in which the school has been identified as failing to make AYP and in need of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring by the State Board of Education, the Board will provide students and parents with the opportunity to transfer to another school within the Corporation beginning with the start of the next school year. Priority will be given to the lowest achieving children from low income families within the Corporation.

    If the student elects transfer to another school within the Corporation, such transfer will be in effect until the student’s original school is no longer identified as being in the process of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and has made AYP for two (2) consecutive years. Additionally, although the transfer is temporary in nature, a student will be permitted to remain at the receiving school until s/he has completed the highest grade offered at the school.

    If transfer within the Corporation is not possible (i.e., all the schools at a grade level are in school improvement or there is only one (1) school in the Corporation at the student’s grade level), the Board will provide students and parents with the opportunity to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES). SES will be provided outside the regular school day and may include such services as tutoring, remediation, and other educational interventions designed to increase student academic achievement.

    When parents request that their child attend a school other than the one in their attendance area, they will be asked to sign the Student Transfer Agreement Form 5120 F1 which contains a statement of agreement that the child may have to be transferred back to his/her attendance area school if class size, teacher-student ratio, or other specified criteria are no longer feasible to maintain. If the transfer is approved, the principal shall complete Form 5120 F2, Transfer Notification, and send it to the parents.

    Eligible and Participating data for choice schools