It is the goal of Flagler Schools to ensure that all students are provided with the appropriate tools for academic/behavior and lifelong success. We are able to do this through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is an evidence-based model of education that employs data-based problem-solving techniques to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. This integrated instruction and intervention system is provided to students in varying levels of intensities, or tiers, based on student needs.
This needs-driven decision-making model seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate students (and schools) at suitable levels of quality and concentration to accelerate the performance of all students. The MTSS framework is based on a continuum of increasingly intense, evidenced-based supports designed to meet the academic and behavioral needs of diverse learners.
Three tiers define the levels and intensity of instruction and interventions available across the continuum—but none of these tiers are used to describe categories of students per se or specific instructional programs. Instead, the tiers refer to the types of instruction and intervention provided. The levels of instruction build on one another, and the intensity increases with each tier.
English Language Learners (ELL) are students who typically require specialized or modified instruction in both the English language and in their academic courses. English Language Learners may also be students who were formerly classified as limited English proficient but who have since acquired English-language abilities that have allowed them to transition into regular academic courses taught in English.
Please see the Exceptional Student Education page for additional information regarding students with disabilities (SWD).