At the Fall River Deaconess Home, positive interventions, and academic supports provide the predictability, structure, and consistency is necessary for success in the classroom. Educational programming at the Fall River Deaconess Home follows Common Core Standards and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education curriculum frameworks. The Deaconess Home uses both formal and informal assessments to track competency in the areas of math, writing, and reading. The teaching team collects data and reports on student progress and maintains regular contact with each student’s home district, including attendance in all program progress reviews, IEP and discharge planning meetings and in order to ensure consistency, communication and continued academic success for the student in the program and into their next chapter. Students have an educational plan that identifies their individual strengths, as well as areas of opportunity in order to achieve short and long-term academic success.
Our school provides structured in-person classroom instruction 5 ½ hours daily, Monday-Friday. Students may range from 6th through 12th grade levels. Core areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science are taught, as well as various electives. Computer enhanced learning is part of the regular curriculum. Our curriculum aligns with national standards and modifications are made based on individual needs.