The program seeks to meet the individual needs of the Optimal Match student through differentiated instruction in both pullout and inclusive settings. The ultimate goal of Optimal Match is to offer challenging and meaningful learning experiences that develop and enhance the learner’s complex reasoning skills, life skills, and creativity in a risk-free environment set to explore and celebrate each unique individual’s highest potential.
Beyond the weekly Optimal Match sessions, OM students will also benefit from staff collaboration in creating enhanced classroom lessons and activities.
Some aspects of the program include student self-evaluation and goal setting, on-going communication with students, parents, classroom teachers and administration, as well as developmental and effort grades on the student's report card. Various models of inquiry and higher order thinking help to propel and give shape to our learning.