GRADUAL RELEASE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The goal of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework is to provide appropriate instruction, moving students towards independence.
Starting in Kindergarten, students in our Dual Language (Spanish/English) program begin acquiring the skills they need to become bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural. In each Dual Language class (we have one on each grade K-3rd), half of the students are native English speakers and half are English language learners who speak Spanish at home. Classes are taught in Spanish one day and in English the next so that students will become fluent in both languages.
MEETING DIVERSE LEARNING NEEDS
Each Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classroom has two certified teachers who offer targeted support to students with a range of abilities. In addition, we offer students with disabilities (SWD) the services they need to thrive in a variety of settings. At PS 705, we believe all of our students can learn from one another.
In addition to the core academic disciplines, students at Brooklyn Arts and Science are exposed to a variety of enriching activities on a regular basis.
As early as Pre-K, our students receive instruction in dance, vocals, visual arts and musical instruments, such as keyboards, violins and recorders.