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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.

School Mission:
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.

School Philosophy:
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 Focus

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)

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