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    Samantha Hembree
    Calhoun Academy of the Arts
    864.260.5090 ext. 8
    Google Classroom Link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTY0ODUxMDkwOTcx
    Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/ibf-gnqg-gxu?authuser=0
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    *Due to the confidential nature of special education, we do not post photos.  You may find pictures of your child on his/her regular classroom webpage.


    WELCOME TO THE RESOURCE WEBPAGE                     


    What is resource?


    Resource is a special education support-services program for students with a diagnosed disability that affects academic performance in the general curriculum. Students are served in small groups based on individual needs as outlined in IEPs (Individualized Education Programs).  Resource students spend the majority of their school day in the regular education classroom with their peers and receive additional support and specialized instruction during the school day in the resource room.  


    IEPs are reviewed annually at a team meeting. You will receive a letter of invitation to attend a virtual meeting with the team each year.  Meetings can also be scheduled at any time if concerns arise or if the team needs to discuss making changes to the IEP. Our students' parents/guardians play an essential role in their progress.  We value your input and encourage your participation as a team member. 


    Please feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding our program or your child's IEP.


    Resource services are provided to give eligible students support and individualized instruction so they can be more successful in the regular classroom setting.  This may require specific and specialized instruction using  research-based methods and/or prescriptive programs. 

    Some of the methods and programs used in the resource room include:


    SRA Reading Mastery Plus

    Corrective Reading Program

    Handwriting Without Tears www.hwtears.com



    Student progress is regularly monitored in the resource room to guide instruction and to assess specific needs of students in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics. Computer assessments, paper/pencil assessments, teacher observation checklists, and running records are some of the tools used for this. Collaboration and effective communication between classroom teachers, resource teachers, and parents is essential as we monitor the effectiveness of programs and adjust methods of instruction.