Academic Support

The Academic Support department is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for students with unique learning needs. Through opportunities, resources and encouragement, the goal is to empower them to reach their God-given spiritual and educational potential within the regular classroom.

“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14(NLT)

Search & Teach (Early Intervention)
Search & Teach is an early intervention program for kindergarten and first grade students. SEARCH is a test used to identify individual strengths and weaknesses in the readiness skills necessary for reading success. TEACH is a program of learning activities carefully designed to address the needs revealed by SEARCH. Students receive three 30-minute individualized sessions per week which consist of remedial tasks ordered from simple to complex and organized into visual, visual-motor, auditory, body-image, and intermodal skill clusters.

Mrs. Gill (561) 686-4244, Ext. 351 or E-mail

Rx for Discovery Reading
Rx for Discovery Reading is a small group reading program designed to assist students who are struggling to develop strong reading skills.  This program is currently offered to small groups of second grade students and meets two times per week for 45-minute sessions.  The five core areas necessary for the development of strong readers identified by the National Reading Panel are addressed in this program: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.

Mrs. Gill (561) 686-4244, Ext.. 351 or E-mail

Success for All Students Program (SFAS)
SFAS is working to build success at school for students with a diagnosed disorder. It encourages a partnership between parents, teachers, and the Academic Support Team – working together to promote the best learning opportunities for eligible students. Classroom accommodations and small group support are just two components of the Success for All Students (SFAS) program. Contact Mrs. Mutz today to learn more about SFAS.

Mrs. Mutz (561) 686-4244, Ext. 329 or E-mail

Discovery Program (Educational Therapy)
The Discovery Program is an individualized educational therapy program which uses interactive language and dynamic intervention to develop core academic skills and higher order processing.  Two 80-minute individualized sessions are given weekly to stimulate deficit areas identified from a complete psycho-educational battery of tests.  The stimulation of deficit areas equips students in life skills, building competence and confidence as students experience success.

Mrs. Ann Gill (561) 686-4244, Ext. 351 or E-mail

Occupational, Speech and Language Therapy
Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy are offered on The King’s Academy campus.  For more information, please contact Bonnie Mutz.

Mrs. Mutz 561-686-4244, ext. 329 or E-mail

Explore (Gifted Program)
The Explore Program operates as a send-out model providing the student with 90 minutes of academic enrichment per week in the gifted classroom. Students experience project-based learning, technology-centered activities, computer coding, and critical and creative thinking activities. The Explore program is designed for students in grades three through six who have educational testing that indicates giftedness, history of high achievement on standardized tests, and gifted characteristics on a standard scale for identifying students, completed by student’s teacher.

Mrs. Mutz (561) 686-4244, Ext. 329 or
E-mail: Mrs. Anderson

Mrs. Bonnie Mutz - Academic Support Coordinator

Bonnie Mutz

Mrs. Mutz is the Academic Support Coordinator for the elementary school (K4-6th).  She manages the operational aspects of all elementary programs involving support services for students that have diagnosed weaknesses. She directly oversees the Success for All Students (SFAS) program.  This program supports eligible students in the regular classroom by implementing, monitoring, and supporting appropriate classroom accommodations.

“Each student is beautifully made in the image of God.  I have the privilege of coming along side many terrific students, providing them with strategies and accommodations for classroom success.”
– Mrs. Mutz

She has taught at The King’s Academy since 1997.  Along with her ACSI Educator’s Certificate, she holds a Florida State Teaching Certificate in Specific Learning Disabilities, elementary education, early childhood and is ESOL endorsed. She is also certified by ACSI, and a long-standing member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and a member of the Florida Association for the Gifted.

Bonnie Mutz
Phone: (561) 686-4244, Ext. 329

Mrs. Ann Gill - Discovery Center Director

Ann Gill

Mrs. Gill is the Discovery Center Director.  The Discovery Center serves elementary students and is also available to secondary students.  The Discovery Center offers the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Discovery Program, SEARCH & TEACH, and the Rx for Discovery Reading Program. 

Mrs. Gill has been working with children since her college graduation in 1977 and with students at The King’s Academy since 1996.  She holds her ACSI Educator’s Certificate and is an NILD Professionally Certified Educational Therapist.  Mrs. Gill’s passion is to care for God’s children and to be his instrument in serving children wherever she is called.  “But Jesus said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’” Matthew 19:14

Ann Gill
Phone: (561) 686-4244, Ext. 351

Mrs. Lisa Anderson - Learning Specialist

Lisa Anderson

Mrs. Lisa Anderson will be the Learning Specialist for the gifted 3rd-6th grade Explore program.  She is currently teaching 2nd grade at The King’s Academy as she prepares the gifted program for its launch in 2015-16.  Mrs. Anderson has twenty-five years of diverse teaching experience in both public and private schools and has implemented two programs for the gifted in Palm Beach County. Her Florida State certification includes Gifted K-12, Exceptional Student Education, Social Science, and Psychology.

Mrs. Anderson has a passion for gifted education.  Her creativity, flexibility, and love of students has enabled her to develop programs that allow gifted students to explore areas of interest with depth and complexity, and develop a hunger for learning.

Lisa Anderson
Phone: (561) 686-4244

 


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