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P12X - The Lewis and Clark School is a District 75 school providing educational, vocational, and behavior support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are severely emotionally challenged, sensory impaired, and/or have multiple disabilities. We are 1 of among 56 school organizations, home / hospital instruction, and vision / hearing services in District 75.
PS 12X: SOAR with the Eagles!
P12X is dedicated to promoting academic achievement by creating a teaching and learning environment that recognizes the unique social, emotional and intellectual needs of young adolescents. P12X – The Eagles Academy for Exceptional Students has a strong philosophical foundation that has helped to create a student/parent/staff friendly environment. The cornerstones of this nurturing atmosphere are rooted in developing:
- a community of learners;
- building leadership capacity within the school and the community;
- embracing a collegial environment that values working together and sharing;
- and creating a school of philosophers.
We are committed to teaching our students how to best function in a society that values leadership skills, clarity of purpose, human interdependence, and respect for others. We value cooperative efforts between students, parents and teachers. Good interpersonal relations are based on sensitivity and trust. We believe in working as a team — students, parents, staff and community — in our efforts to meet the educational needs of our students.
Our mission is to prepare our students for independent living and thinking in a safe and respectful therapeutic environment that promotes social and academic development.
We believe that schools should be nurturing environments where staff and students feel supported and valued; where instruction is rigorous and differentiated; and all stakeholders work collaboratively to promote critical thinking and problem solving.
Theory of Action:
If we plan strategically to intellectually engage our students via the use of varied data-based strategies and assessments, along with promoting student ownership of the learning process, then we can tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of students to demonstrate mastery of standards.
Instructional Priority Area (IPA): Priority 1: Strengthening Core Instruction Instructional
Leadership Framework (ILF) Hallmark #4 – We will build our students’ academic language using high utility vocabulary words in all content areas to master their language and knowledge.
2019-2020 FOCUS PRIORITY: Build teacher capacity to deliver rigorous instruction across all content a with embedded scaffolds across all grades and subjects by incorporating SDI strategies that result in improved student achievement on testing metrics (e.g. S.A.N.D.I/F.A.S.T., N.Y.S.A.A, etc.). (Domain 3B, 3C, & 3D)
A Message From the Principal
June 26, 2020
Thank you for another wonderful and productive school year. When we started the school year that crisp morning in September, no one could have imagined or predicted how this academic school year would end. Here we are, the last Friday of the 2019-2020 regular school year. Due to the worldwide pandemic of the Novel Coronavirus, teachers adapted to teaching their students from home using computerized technological devices.
The home-school relationship between teachers, students and parents has become even more meaningful and relevant to the success of the student learning experience. Together we have accomplished the unimaginable. We have made possible what most thought impossible. Each one of you has played a role in sustaining high levels of instruction and appropriate delivery of services to our students to the greatest extent possible. For that, we are eternally grateful to you.
Special thanks to our PTA who, as usual, went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ already rich school experience.
That experience could not occur without the endless energy, skills and devotion of The Lewis and Clark staff. Thanks and well done to an incredible group of professionals.
A final word to The Lewis and Clark students: Thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year. I am so honored to be your principal; you make me proud to be an P12X Eagle. You keep me laughing and young at heart. I am grateful for your joy, astute insights and amazing talents. Best wishes to our graduating students, whom I will miss greatly—please come back and visit. Everyone have a safe and happy summer break.
Until next school year. Here’s wishing you love, laughter and learning.
Dr. Kuvana Jones
Summer Bell Schedule
- Period 1: 8:10am - 8:55am Breakfast/ADL Skills
- Period 2: 8:57am - 9:42am
- Period 3: 9:44am - 10:29am
- Period 4: 10:31am - 11:16am Lunch: 10:31am - 11:01am
- Period 5: 11:18am - 12:03pm Lunch: 11:18am - 11:48am
- Period 6: 12:05pm - 12:50pm
- Period 7: 12:52pm - 1:38pm
- Period 8: 1:40pm - 2:25pm
- Dismissal: 2:27pm - 2:40pm
Fall Bell Schedule
- Period 1 8:00 – 8:45
- Period 2 8:47 – 9:32
- Period 3 9:34 – 10:19
- Period 4 10:21 – 11:06
- Period 5 11:08 – 11:58
- Period 6 12:00 – 12:50
- Period 7 12:52 – 1:37
- Period 8 1:39 – 2:00
- Dismissal 2:00 – 2:20