Academics

A Special Place to Learn

As experts in the field of special education, we understand that students learn best when their differences are understood and accepted, when appropriate accommodations are made available and, most importantly, when their strengths as learners are defined, affirmed, and cultivated. We provide a comprehensive K-8 program that features specialized and personalized attention, small class sizes, highly trained intervention specialists in each classroom, and a whole-child approach to learning. Our core beliefs of respecting differences and building on strengths is vital for students who learn differently.
 

Learning Environment

  • Our education model is built on a "one class per grade" concept to ensure a low student to teacher ratio.
  • Each student's learning style is identified to develop a customized plan to meet their unique needs.
  • Confidence, self-advocacy, and respect for others are core values incorporated throughout our learning environment and curriculum. 
  •  All classrooms provide interactive display board technology and students in grades K-8 use Chromebooks for instruction and homework purposes.
  • Sensory equipment including alternative seating options, standing desks, and noise reducing headphones are available to students throughout the learning environments. 
 

Julie Billiart Curriculum

  • Julie Billiart Schools are accredited by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association (OCSAA) as part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland through the State of Ohio and follow the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and Ohio Department of Education course of studies.
  • Course work includes language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, and religion.

Student Driven

  • A variety of assessments are used to determine each student's learning baseline.
  • Daily monitoring evaluates each student's progress and supports the mastery of IEP goals.
  • Measuring Progress
    A variety of assessments are used to determine each student's academic abilities, and daily monitoring progress to help support the mastery of their IEP goals. Assessment tools include:
    • DSA (Developmental Spelling Approach)
    • MAPS
    • Accelerated Reader (AR)
    • Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI), 
    • Stanford Achievement Tests 
    • Curriculum based assessments. in testing grades 3-8
    Julie Billiart Schools are accredited by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association (OCSAA) as part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland through the State of Ohio and follow the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and Ohio Department of Education course of studies.
     
     
     
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