The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) provides support staff and consultation services to Saints Peter and Paul School. Reading, Speech and Language, Math and Guidance services are available to the students. In addition, Saints Peter and Paul School employs two additional learning support specialists for students in need of academic support, but who do not qualify for CCIU services.
Instructional Support Team (IST)
Saints Peter and Paul School uses an Instructional Support Team model when addressing a student’s learning or behavioral needs that are impeding a child’s progress in school. IST uses a team approach to identify academic and/or behavioral needs, develop strategies of support and implement intervention strategies through a continuum of services. A team meeting may be requested by a teacher or parent. The IST team consists of parents, teachers, support teachers, and principal. This meeting is required if a formal psycho-educational evaluation by the West Chester Area School District is recommended. The team approach is key in providing a learning plan tailored to meet the needs of the individual child.