Academic Supports

Franklin has tremendous support systems in place to support academic achievement. Described below are a few resources for students:

•  TUTORING IN THE LIBRARY

We provide volunteer tutors in the library for most subjects on the following days and times:

Monday-Friday mornings, 7:30-8:40
Monday-Thursday afternoons, 3:30-5:00


• SHIELD

SHIELD is a team of education professionals who collaborate regularly to support students who struggle academically, socially/emotionally and/or behaviorally. SHIELD staff manage a caseload of students and develop the appropriate, individualized supports for our students. In the effort to promote the academic achievement of students, SHIELD staff meet with caseload students on a daily/weekly basis, communicate with teachers and serve as a liaison between school and families. This work is essential to maintain the appropriate supports for our struggling and often most vulnerable students. In addition, SHIELD staff collaborate regularly to discuss best practices, analyze student data and generate reports as part of our school wide progress monitoring system.

For more information regarding the SHIELD, contact Andrew O'Connell (amoconnell@seattleschools.org).

• STUDENT INTERVENTION TEAM (SIT)

A SIT is a collaboration of school personnel (psychologist, nurse, counselor, administrator, regular education and special education teachers) who come together on a regular basis to help individual students succeed in school and to plan services for particular groups of students in a coordinated fashion. The team focuses on assessing the strengths and needs of a specific student, including his or her support system, and then designing collaborative strategies to build on the strengths in order to address the areas of concern. 

Some services are "staffed" outside of the Intervention Team, such as counseling or medical services, an informal accommodation plan, a referral to the 504 Accommodation Coordinator (for a formalized plan), or a referral to Special Education.

For more information regarding the SIT process, contact SIT Coordinator, Andrew O'Connell (amoconnell@seattleschools.org).

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