The Boost Program provides remediation services to students with gaps in their foundational knowledge, specifically in reading and math. Boost is designed to give students the baseline knowledge and skills required for success in and beyond the classroom.
All students are assessed upon entrance to Midwest Academy. Teachers may also refer a student for assessment during the year if needed. Based on the results, Boost staff will determine appropriate placement. This may include participation in small group Boost sessions to improve specific skills. Boost sessions occur during a portion of class to ensure students do not miss a full period.
When a student has reached mastery level of the material in their Boost group, they will either be promoted to a higher group or will exit the program. Teachers incorporate frequent formative assessments into Boost sessions to monitor progress. The goal for each student is to receive the skills necessary to no longer require Boost services.