Next week, 30 N.P. Moss Preparatory students gear-up to be the first to take part in an on-campus AMI Kids program. In Louisiana, AMI Kids is known for facility located in Branch. There students live and study in the same place.
The AMI Kids satellite program at N.P. Moss will be for students needing more than what a teacher can provide on a daily basis. Assistant superintendent Sandra Billeaudeau says the satellite program will go beyond academics. It will take into account behavioral, mental and emotional challenges. "For an educator to be trained in that; that's not our field of study it's academics. We deal with behavior issues, but not in that intensity."
Billeaudeau says the staff will be AMI Kids hired staff. They will have two classrooms - with 15 students per class. Participation will be individually assessed. "How much that child take in the information and models what is given to them. It could be from a month until the entire time that they're there," explains Billeaudeau.
Principal Jody Duhon says having that trained staff on campus will also benefit the exceptional teachers who work at N.P. Moss Prep. "We're looking forward to working with these group of people to learn some of the strategies that they use. So, we can implement those strategies here with our students to help a greater number of kids be successful."
The program kicks-off at N.P. Moss on February 1, 2013.