We are excited to add a Spectrum Transition & Academic Resource School (S.T.A.R.S.) campus in Pleasant Grove! THANK YOU to our construction teams, admin, teachers and parent volunteers who have worked so hard to give our students one more tool to help them succeed.
Spectrum Academy offers a program for students on the Functional Skills Course of Study. The Spectrum Transition & Academic Resource School (STARS) is a specially-designed facility that meets the unique needs of our students. The STARS program serves students by providing differentiated instruction guided by the Essential Elements, a set of standards linked to the Utah Core Standards to ensure general curriculum access for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
The instructional staff will implement Applied Behavior Analysis and other research-based techniques to provide individualized instruction for students centered on their IEP services, goals, and accommodations. Students in the STARS program will also benefit from the following on-site services and resources:
Licensed Special Education Teachers
Adaptive Physical Education
Social Skills Instruction
Executive Functioning Instruction
Discrete Trial Training
Zones of Regulation
Positive Behavior Supports
Individualized Behavior Interventions
Life Skills Instruction
Teacher to student ratios will remain low with 1 teacher to every 3-4 students, depending upon the intensity of supports needed. The STARS facility will offer specialized areas for classes, small group, and one-on-one therapy sessions. Targeted socialization opportunities for secondary and elementary students will allow for maximized instruction with age-appropriate grouping. Additionally, the STARS staff will work closely with the Elementary and Secondary Schools to provide integrated learning experiences throughout the school year.