What We Do

The Opportunity Program Model is a pioneering effort for private schools.  Our research-based multi-sensory methodologies utilize the auditory, visual and kinesthetic pathways simultaneously and are adapted to each student's learning style.

The end result is a structured and fun learning environment with strategies that identify and build on each student's individual strengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Opportunity Program Model is for students with mild to moderate learning challenges such as...

  • Dyslexia
  • Visual and Auditory Processing Challenges
  • ADHD/ADD
  • High Functioning Autism

...and any student who may need small group, multi-sensory instruction to achieve success.

 

Opportunity Schools helps fulfill its mission by establishing satellite programs at private schools that are enthusiastically embracing the challenge of meeting the needs of this overlooked, but deserving student population. The Opportunity Program Model© has been implemented in nine schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

The following list represents the most current satellite schools that have adopted The Opportunity Program at their locations. To learn more about these schools, click below:

ARCADIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 (626)-574-8229 Grades: K -- 8th Grade  

BETHANY SCHOOL 2244 Clark Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 597-2814 Grades:  Preschool – 8th Grade

GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (714) 761-5200 4545 Myra Avenue, Cypress, CA  90630 Grades:  Pre-K -- 6th Grade

GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL 5172 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach, 92649 (714) 899-1600 Grades: K – 8th grade           

SANTA FE SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 11434 Otto St., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (562) 868-2263  Grades: K – 8th Grade

WHITTIER CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS - Maybrook Campus 11700 Maybrook Avenue, Whittier, CA 90604 562) 698-0520 Grades: Preschool-8th grade

 

The Opportunity Program Model© is a detailed manual that explains the components of the Opportunity Satellite Program and how to implement it.

Who It Serves

The Opportunity Program is designed to provide the instructional intervention for any student who needs a small group learning environment in order to be successful. This includes students with mild to moderate learning disabilities such as visual, auditory and/or language processing challenges, ADD, ADHD, High-Functioning Autism, and Asperger's Syndrome.

The program is effective with students who may not be diagnosed with a specific learning disability but would benefit from a differentiated learning environment.

Our Educational Distinctions

Whole-Person Instruction: The Opportunity Program emphasizes a 'whole-person' approach to learning that takes advantage of each student's personal interests, natural strengths, learning styles, that build competency and confidence.

Research-Based Instruction: The Opportunity Program uses scientifically research based instructional methodologies. Our qualified Opportunity teachers have the aptitude and educational credentials to work with students with learning challenges.

A Supportive Environment: The Opportunity Program is built on a foundation of core values and guiding principles that recognize the unlimited potential of students with learning challenges. Our program enables struggling students to realize their full potential in school and life.

Multi-Sensory Instruction: The Opportunity Program instructional strategies utilize visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways simultaneously.

Small Group Instruction: The Opportunity Program is a pull-out program that provides individualized intervention programs in English Language Arts and Mathematics for all grade levels in groups of 1-6 students.

Speed & Flexibility: Opportunity teachers are qualified to assess students and design and implement an individualized educational plan quickly.

Teacher Training and Support: Under the umbrella of our Teacher Training Institute, Opportunity teachers and general Education teachers receive extensive professional development.

General Education Support: Opportunity students receive academic support throughout their instructional day.

Educational Excellence: Meets federal and state special education mandates.

Effectiveness

The success of the Opportunity Program is directly related to the experience, training, and personal aptitude of the Opportunity teachers. Opportunity teachers are more than just instructional technicians. They understand why an instructional methodology or curriculum works, so they can better adapt to the needs of their students. Opportunity is committed to providing our teachers with a growing "box of instructional tools" that are effective. On-going training in approved, "whole-person", multi-sensory instructional practices is essential to the success of the program.

Since 1990, Opportunity Schools has been 'inventing the wheel' so you won't need to 'reinvent' it. We've done the research and development on the instructional programs that work, the right training programs for teachers and assessment and evaluation procedures. Opportunity Schools has the experience, professional staff, and relationships that would take years for a private school to develop.

  • Opportunity provides educational support to students with learning challenges
  • Students are taught by highly qualified teachers in a supportive environment
  • Administrative procedures and training ensure a well run program
  • Access to Opportunity Schools' professional staff and resources
  • School-wide academic performance is improved
  • Educational reputation of your school is enhanced
  • Student enrollment increases
  • Fulfills Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Special Education requirement

Products & Services Provided

  • The Opportunity Program Model©
  • School-Wide professional staff development for all teachers
  • On-site administrative and teacher support
  • Assessment of prospective students
  • Program evaluation to ensure quality control
  • Program orientation and training for administrators, staff, board, and parents
  • Marketing strategies and promotional materials

How to become a Satellite School

If you would like information on how to become a Satellite School, please contact Joanne Foland, Ed.D., our Director of Education & Satellite Support Services, at (562) 673-3315 or by email at joanne@opp4kids.