o Reading Tracking Program
o Special Filipino
o MAGIS Programs in Math and English
The Multi-Dimensional Ateneo Gifted Intervention Scheme in Mathematics (MAGIS-Math) Program provides a different curriculum for students identified as talented in Mathematics: first, in content —There is an in-depth treatment of basic content, extension of basic content, inclusion of topics not taken in the regular course; second, in process — There is an emphasis on reasoning and logical thinking, encouragement of generalizations and abstractions; third, in pace — The regular curriculum is covered at a faster pace and extra time is spent on differentiated activities and enrichment topics.
The Multi-Dimensional Ateneo Gifted Intervention Scheme in Communication Arts (MAGIS-Com Arts) is offered to those who are gifted in English. Although the MAGIS curriculum follows basically the same regular English class curriculum, the offerings differ in process, pacing and content assessment. More enrichment activities and assessment are given to the MAGIS students.
Students who do not perform well academically with failing marks (74 and below) and/or marginal marks (75-79) in the different subjects need help and guidance in basic skills development. The school provides these students with the opportunity for corrective measures and, most importantly, the building and strengthening of basic skills. LEAP is designed to provide temporary assistance to the students. Its long-term objective is to train the students to eventually work independently.
For our own purposes, Learning Assistance Program (LEAP) is defined as the supervision, support and intervention given to students who need strengthening of basic skills in any academic subject covered by the program.
GENERAL GUIDELINES :
Grade 1 to Grade 6 students may participate in this program following these guidelines.
A. SELECTION OF LEAP STUDENTS
Class/Subject Teacher identifies students who qualify for LEAP.
1. Students who were deliberated on the previous year due to marginal and/or failing mark(s).
2. Students who are on waiver status the previous year are automatically recommended for LEAP the following year by the GLC.
3. Students who obtained a marginal or failing mark at the middle or at the end of the quarter.
4. The subject teacher/class teacher recommends students for LEAP to the GLC. Upon approval by the GLC, form letters from the AHAA’s office are sent to the parents of the students.
5. Parents may also make a written request for their son to attend LEAP sessions.
If the student qualifies for the program, the GLC may grant the request.
6. A student may participate in the LEAP only for two series of 20 hours in the same subject upon the recommendation of the teachers concerned. No student may avail of more than two-20 hour LEAP sessions in the same subject.
B. SELECTION OF LEAP TEACHERS
1. The teacher should have mastery of the subject matter.
2. He/She should have experience in teaching the subject matter. However, teachers with enough academic background may be tapped by the GLC to handle sessions in a particular subject only when there is a need of more LEAP teachers.
3. He/She should have completed at least one year of teaching in the AGS.
4. If a newly-hired teacher, he/she should have had previous teaching experience in other schools and should have competed two or three quarters of residency.
5. GLCs may consult SACs/ACs for possible LEAP teachers.
6. The LEAP teacher should not be the class/subject teacher of the student-LEAPER.
7. Joining the corps of LEAP teachers is voluntary, upon the recommendation of the GLC and the approval of the AHAAs.
C. INSTRUCTION FOR LEAP TEACHER
The LEAP teacher is expected to…
1. Inform the parents and the students about the LEAP schedule. When LEAP sessions are cancelled, he/she must inform the parents and students about the cancellation.
2. Ensure that LEAP time starts promptly.
3. Conduct an orientation on the first session. He/she informs students of his/her expectations.
4. Attend to students assigned to him/her officially. Students who are NOT enrolled in the LEAP class are not allowed to sit in.
5. If the LEAP Teacher is absent or unavailable he/she may not entrust his/her students to other LEAP teachers.
6. Make the teaching/learning situation pleasant and enjoyable.
7. Provide additional instructional materials/activities for skills development and concept building. Teachers are strictly prohibited from using the present and previous years’ LAS and ES of the AGS, answering prescribed textbook exercises in advance or doing homework during LEAP session are prohibited. He/She may use the LAS, ES and homework that have already been answered in class/or returned to the students, with the intention of clarifying difficulties and rectifying mistakes
8. Reteach a concept/skill which has not been fully understood in class.
9. Assess and record regularly the student’s progress. Constant feedback must be given to the class or subject teacher about the student including non-academic concerns that he/she may have about the student.
10.Accomplish and submit the student’s progress and attendance reports upon completion of 20 hours of LEAP. The following steps should be followed when submitting LEAP reports:
- LEAP teacher submits an original copy of the report to the GLC.
- GLC signs Form and submits to AHAA.
- AHAA approves and returns the approved Form to the GLC.
- The GLC gives the approved copy to the LEAP teacher.
- The LEAP teacher photocopies for distribution to the following:
- Parent (original copy)
- Grade Level Coordinator
- Class Adviser
- Subject Teacher
12. Compile copies of all the LEAP exercises for checking by the GLC.
D. IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES
1. The LEAP is offered in the core academic subjects from Grades 1-6 except for Science in the Primary School where letter grades instead of numerical grades are given in the card.
2. LEAP class will be opened only if there are 1 – 4 students from the same grade level.
3. A designated LEAP Teacher handles a group of 1-4 students and teaches one academic subject only.
4. Students are allowed to enroll in 1 subject for 20 LEAP sessions.
5. The fee for participation in the LEAP is P4,000.00 per student payable at the Cashier’s Office before the scheduled LEAP sessions begin.
6. The honorarium of the LEAP teacher is P3,500 (exclusive of tax) per student for the total period of 20 hours. The LEAP teacher gets his/her honorarium from the Budget Officer after he/she has (a) completed the 20 hour LEAP sessions; and (b) accomplished and submitted the reports and required forms.
7. The LEAP sessions are held in classrooms designated by the GLCs. Each session normally takes place for an hour every day from Monday through Friday for a total of 20 hours. LEAP sessions may start at the following time schedules:
Grade 1 AM = 12:30-1:30 PM
Grade 1 PM = 10:00-11:00 AM or 4:15-5:15
Grade 2 and Grade 3= Monday / Tuesday 1:40-2:10
Grade 4 = Monday/ Tuesday 2:20-2:50
Grade 5 and Grade 6 = Monday 3:50-4:50
8. If the LEAP session falls within the exam week, the LEAP teacher may supervise his/her student(s) right after dismissal. The LEAP Teacher is expected to stay in school until 4:30pm to replace the time used in LEAP session earlier in the day.
9. In cases when the twenty-hour LEAP sessions cannot be completed in the Fourth Quarter due to the student’s late enrollment in the program, the parents must write a waiver to the LEAP teacher.
10.Official school functions (e.g. grade level meetings, articulation sessions, general faculty meetings, committee meetings, prayer sessions, co-curricular activity, etc.) take precedence over LEAP sessions.
E. GUIDELINES FOR GLCs ON LEAP SUPERVISION AND SECURITY OF MATERIALS
1. As a general rule, priority is given to teachers of the level before allowing teachers from other levels to handle LEAP.
2. The GLC assigns LEAP classrooms which are conducive to learning.
3. The GLC makes informal classroom visits during LEAP sessions.
4. The GLC checks LEAP materials periodically.
5. The GLC ensures that LAS and ES are not being used during LEAP sessions.
Revised May 2013