Intervention & Support

  • Homewood City Schools believes in providing the support needed in order to educate and empower all students to maximize their unique potential: academically, behaviorally, and socially. In order to make this belief a reality, Homewood utilizes a multi-tier approach of identification Intervention logo and support.  Academically, socially, and behaviorally, students in grades K-12 are given universal screeners (Renaissance Star Assessments®, SRSS-IE: Student Risk Screening Scale-Internalizing and Externalizing, SDQ-Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) several times a year to provide important information on student learning and behavior to help identify and monitor the progress of those who need additional supports.

    The majority of students (around 80%) experiences success at TIER I with classroom instruction & differentiation around Homewood’s Learning Targets.

    A smaller group of students (around 15%) needs additional targeted assistance and monitoring in the classroom in TIER II.

    TIER III offers a more intensive level of support and monitoring (around 5%). Students are pulled out to work with instructional tutors on research-based programs.

    A similar process is structured for students who need additional support behaviorally, emotionally, or socially with our CiT3 model of prevention (Safe & Healthy Homewood). Click here to visit Ci3T: Safe & Healthy Homewood.

    Grade level teams of teachers collaborate on the learning progression  of all students and monitor their progress throughout the year. For more information about this model of intervention and support please contact Dr. Patrick Chappell at the central office or your child’s assistant principal for instruction:

    Edgewood: Laura Tate
    Hall-Kent: Jill Walden
    Shades Cahaba: Wendy Story
    Homewood Middle School: Cristy York
    Homewood High School: Dr. Amanda Esslinger

    If you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress - academically or behaviorally - there are many people in Homewood Schools ready to assist you and your child. It is always good to begin those conversations first with your child’s teacher.