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Title 1
Herman Leimbach is a Title 1 school. As such, the school receives federal money to help students achieve by providing students with the needed interventions. The focus of our intervention is the direct support of students’ academic progress through the reduction of class sizes. Our Kindergarten through third grade classes has been reduced to 24 students and intermediate classes, grades 4, 5, and 6 have been reduced to 26. Teachers provide in-class support through small group instruction and differentiation to meet students’ needs. Utilizing Federal funds, we are able to provide additional support for students in the areas of reading and mathematics. This assistance supplements the regular educations program but does not replace it.
Learning Center/Special Education
This program provides assistance to students who qualify, with an emphasis on supporting students whose learning difficulties require special accommodations with the curriculum. Qualification is based on diagnosis, screening, and teacher/parent referral through the Student Intervention Team (SIT) process to ensure:
  • The systematic instruction of student’s IEP goals & objectives
  • The education of core curriculum and materials to facilitate student participation and learning
  • The development and implementation of social skills program and positive behavioral interventions
Language, Speech and Hearing Program (LSH)
A speech and language specialist is assigned to Herman Leimbach to assist students with identified needs. To qualify students must be assessed by the specialist and meet the qualifying criteria. The specialist also works closely with the Learning Center and Student Study Team.
A total of five preschools are housed on the Leimbach campus. Local, state and federal funding sources are used to provide quality, Early Childhood Education for 100 children at our site. With a highly qualified staff and a curriculum that prepares its students for the rigor of Kindergarten, large and small group instruction and individualization are provided daily. Teachers provide a rich exposure to English Language development for their English Learners and enlist bilingual staff to support families in their primary languages.
GEAR UP Program
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) was enacted as part of the 1998 Higher Education Act to give more low-income students the skills, encouragement, and preparation to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The goal of the state program is to develop and sustain the organizational capacity of middle schools to prepare ALL students for high school and post-secondary education through the establishment of a statewide network. The state model is designed to create a self-sustaining college-going culture by working with whole schools through the adults that have the greatest impact in student life and experience: the principals, teachers, counselors, families and community leaders. The state model includes our very own Valley High School, where a cohort of students is being followed from middle school through high school graduation. Although traditionally a middle school program, GEAR UP landed on Leimbach‘s campus during the 2010-2011 school year via the Bridge Model which is partnership with Valley High School, Jackman Middle School, and CA GEAR UP. The purpose of the Bridge model is to get all the Valley region’s elementary students excited about college at an early age through student rallies, parent education, mentoring programs, professional learning for staff and other community building events that support building a college going culture.