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Student Services Contact:

Department of Student Services
1820 Hickman Street
Ashland, KY 41101
606-327-7206

Lisa Henson, Director of Staff and Student Services
Krisi Figley, Secretary / ext. 2728
Shannon Hankins, Early Childhood Specialist / ext. 2729

Stacy Stevens, Early Childhood Specialist / ext. 2731
Carolee Stanley, District Behavior Specialist / ext. 2733

 

Objective
Our objective is to develop responsible citizens with lifelong learning skills. 

Philosophy
Learners want schools to be worthwhile and meaningful. Practical suggestions to support student learning include:

  • Patiently answer the endless stream of "why" questions.
  • Introduce skills of grouping objects, ideas, names, facts, and key ideas.
  • Ask questions that compare and contrast.

Programs
Special Education - to provide a free appropriate public education to all students meeting eligibility guidelines.   

Preschool Services - to provide high quality developmentally appropriate learning experiences to young children in our blended Head Start/KERA program.

Gifted Education - to provide learning experiences which replace, supplement, or extend student learning beyond the standard curriculum to students who meet eligibility guidelines.

School Health Program - to provide educational as well as prevention programs to assist students in making wise health decisions.
 

 
Factors That Influence Attention for Learning

 
Increase intrinsic motivation
Hook attention for 10 - 90 minutes

Increase apathy and resentment
Hook attention for 10 minutes or less

Choices
Provide choices: content, timing, work partners, projects, process, environment, or resources

VS.

Required
Directed 100%, no student input, resources restricted - for example, working alone

Relevant
Make it personal: relate to family, neighborhood, city, life stages, love, health, and so on

VS.

Irrelevant
Impersonal, useless, out of context, and done only to pass a test

Engaging
Make it emotional, energetic; make it physical; use learner-imposed deadlines and peer pressure

VS.

Passive
Disconnected from the real world, low interaction, lecture, seatwork, or video