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Academic and Behavioral requirements for each class at EAL

Please make sure that your child meets the criteria for each class. ****Please note that special needs students do not have to meet all academic criteria, but they must meet behavioral criteria to participate in the class. Special needs students must have an Intervention checklist completed by each parent at the beginning of the school year.

Parents are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns to the Director of each academy.

K-1st grade class:

____Each student must recognize the letters of the alphabet.

____Each student must know some initial consonant sounds and some vowel sounds.

____Each student must know how to hold a pencil and be able to at least trace over other letters.

____Each student must be able to sit in a desk for at least 30 minutes at a time.

____Each student must be able to listen to story time for at least 10-15 minutes.

____Each student must be able to follow teacher oral directions.

____Each student must participate in class activities.

____Each student must be able to use the bathroom independently.

____Each student must be able to interact with other students appropriately without physical contact.

2nd-3rd grade class:

____Each student must meet all the criteria of a K-1st grade student listed above.

____Each student must be able to write a complete sentence.

4th-5th grade class:

____Each student must meet the criteria of a 2nd-3rd grade student.

____Each student must be able to write a short paragraph adequately.

6th-8th grade class:

____Each student must be able to write at least 3 cohesive paragraphs on a given topic.

____Each student must be able to research history topics alone.

9th-12th grade class:

____Each student must be able to complete tests in class in an accepted amount of time.

____Each student must be able to complete writing assignments and history projects on time without requiring extra time.

____Each student must be able to write at least 4 cohesive paragraphs on a given topic in an acceptable amount of time.

____Each student must be able to do extensive research on history topics.

Behavior Requirements for Grades 6-12:

____Each student must be able to stay seated for at least 45 minutes.

____Each student must be able to remain quiet during instruction and group discussion.

____Each student must be able to discuss various topics outloud without interrupting and without outbursts.

____Each student must be willing to participate in all class activities and projects.

____Each student must follow the instructions of the teacher.

____Each student must raise his or her hand to speak in all circumstances without interrupting.

____Each student must be able to socialize with his or her classmates.

____Each student must be able to access his or her assignments in his or her notebook quickly during class.

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