Collaborating with the Curriculum

The Patrick Academic Resource Center is central to supporting students' classroom needs here at Staten Island Academy. Just as the SIA curriculum focuses on teaching students how to be comprehensive thinkers and problem solvers, at the PARC, we work with students primarily in one-to-one and small-group instruction to ensure they have the skills and strategies needed to participate fully in class. Strategy instruction may include:

  • Orten-Gillingham-based reading decoding
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading fluency
  • A multi-modal approach to math instruction to help learners move from concrete to abstract concepts at all academic levels
  • Organizational strategies for materials, time management, and thought process
  • Developmentally appropriate self-advocacy strategies for Pre-K – college
  • Coping strategies for emotional regulation, behavior, and social needs
  • Goal setting
  • Strategies to assist with the development of motivation, educational engagement, persistence/grit, and open mindset approaches that influence learning