If a student has exceptional difficulty in any aspect of learning or is gifted/talented, the Student Study Team (SST) may review his/her needs and consult with parents to recommend appropriate types of assistance or enrichment. The resource specialist, speech/language specialist, school psychologist, classroom teacher, and principal are members of the SST. The following programs are available at Hoover: 

  • Limited-English Proficient - The English Language Development Teacher provides lessons in developing English language proficiency and works as a consultant with the classroom teachers.
  • Reading Support - Individual or small group intensive reading instruction is provided by a reading specialist for students reading below grade level in first and second grade.
  • Special Education - Eligible students receive instruction from the Resource Specialist to assist them with the core curriculum and classroom assignments. Students who qualify for Speech/Language assistance are usually provided with the additional help on a weekly basis.