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Educational Programs

Please check out all of the educational programs offered at JMC!

High Roads: Indian River School District contracts with High Road Schools to provide a more intensive service for special education students with intense behavioral needs.  High Road Classrooms are currently located at John M. Clayton Elementary School and Georgetown Middle School.  More information about High Road Classrooms includes:

  • 2:6 staff to student ratio.
  • Intensive, specialized classroom-wide behavior support plan.
  • Social-Emotional curriculum is used in group counseling sessions and incorporated into the daily schedule.
  • Individual counseling with a Mental Health Counselor or Special Outreach Service provider. 
  • Tailored options to include instructional programs and web-based products and interventions to meet the day-to-day social-emotional demand of the student.

  • Daily data collection based on behavioral IEP goals.

  • Traditional support to regular education classrooms, to home school, and/or to community events.

  • Participate in community-based activities and have the opportunity to participate in school-based events.

  • District liaison and home school participate in meetings regarding student progress, goals.

IRAP: Indian River Autism Program

HTE: Howard T. Ennis services students with special education needs in a satellite program offered at JMC allows students to join their peers for lunch, recess and specials. 

Spanish Immersion: Bilingual education taught in English for 1/2 of the day and instruction taught in Spanish for 1/2 of the day.

Project Lead the Way: An innovative project-based learning program that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). PLTW empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges in an exciting and engaging way.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Support for all students to gain age appropriate social skills and a toolbox for students to better understand their emotions. 

SMART: Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (S.M.A.R.T.) is a program that helps children's brains and bodies get ready to learn by building the foundation required for basic readiness skills, critical for successful learners.‚Äč  The program consists of fun, physical activities for developing and/or enhancing large and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, visual efficiency, eye-hand coordination, attention and much more. Once these readiness skills are in place, children have the necessary tools to be able to attend and learn, making them ready for school and prepared to become life-long learners.

National Junior Honor Society: The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship and helps middle-level students develop the knowledge and skills to become well-rounded student leaders in their school, community, and beyond.

Paws for Reading Program: PAWS teams trained in this literacy support program work with kids in schools and libraries who are struggling or reluctant readers. We also work with English Language Learners of all ages as well as teens and adults who would benefit from the encouraging support of a therapy pet to improve their reading skills. Learn more about our PAWS for Reading Program:

Read Aloud: Read Aloud Delaware volunteer readers are welcomed by a room full of excited children whenever they enter a preschool classroom. Each reading encounter is an opportunity to introduce children from 1 to 5 years old to the world of literacy and to spark the desire to become readers. While looking at the colorful books and listening to the reader, children hear new words; learn new facts about animals or trees; have a personal experience with the alphabet, numbers, colors or shapes; learn how to have a conversation with an adult; and hear grammatically-correct English. 

Healthy Foods for Healthy Gardens: School-based garden programs work! HFHK is more than radishes, turnips, and arugula. HFHK is on a mission to create a healthier future for today’s kids. Our Education Cultivation program is designed to assist schools in delivering curriculum that impacts three critical areas: nutrition and health, science learning, and life skills. Because our HFHK students participate in the school garden over several years and growing seasons, they grow in their understanding of gardening science and in their love of vegetables. We’ve seen these students progress from a spot where these vegetables are new and novel to them to a place where they are willing to experiment both in the garden and in the kitchen.

Latino Family Literacy Project (LFLP): The Elementary school program is our family reading program (Family Stories / Cuentos Familiares) and can be used to read with the entire family. It uses books that are appropriate for reading levels grades 1-4 – depending on the literacy levels of the student. It teaches parents the importance of establishing a family reading routine with their children, how to share the book and it helps both parents and school age children learn English vocabulary, together as a family.