A charter school is a privately run, but publicly funded school, approved and held accountable by the state of Texas. The charter establishes the philosophy of the school and is smaller and more individualized. Enrollment at a charter school is by family choice. Charter schools may not charge students to attend and may not teach religion. Many federal education laws pertaining to public schools also apply to charter schools.
Autism is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, causing minor or major problems. People with autism have trouble understanding what other people think and feel and may have trouble learning. Signs of autism usually occur before age 3.
Some signs of autism are high sensitivity to sounds, touches, smells or sights that seem ordinary. Other signs to note would be not looking at or listening to other people, problems using speech, gestures, facial expressions, or tone of voice. Additional indications include difficulty with change in routine, repetitive words or actions, as well as sleep and eating problems. There is no cure for autism, but early treatment can make a big difference! Therapies that help are applied behavior analysis, occupational therapy, speech therapy and feeding therapy.
An ABA program uses a systematic teaching approach that involves breaking skills down into small, easy-to-learn steps. Praise or other rewards are used to motivate the child. Multiple opportunities are provided to practice each skill, and progress is continuously measured to make an informed decision regarding adjustments to the child's treatment plan. ABA programs are specifically developed and designed to meet the developmental needs of each child.Cited from Texas Health and Human Services
Applied Behavior Analysis | Texas Health and Human Services
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) | Autism Speaks
Thrive incorporates Applied Behavior Analysis into academics and behavior. What does ABA look like in a classroom setting?
What are the characteristics of a teacher using ABA? (appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com)
Providing Individual Learning Plans for each child as a Charter School in Texas, we are required to use the TEKS-based curriculum.
Since we will be serving the Special Education population at Thrive Center for Success Charter School, individuals will have Individual Learning Plans based on their specific needs of learning and behavior to support them.
Click on the link below and scroll down to learn more about the TEKS and the specific grade level for your child.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills | Texas Education Agency
32100 Dobbin Huffsmith Road
Magnolia, TX 77354
School Times: 2023-2024, the hours of the school will operate from 8:15 am – 3:30 pm.
When asked on the Admission Application what grade level is your child, please be as accurate as possible. If your child is attending a public or private school, please mark the grade level that your child will be in the 2024-2025 school year. If your child is in an ABA clinic or homeschooled, please choose the grade level that matches where you think your child should be based on chronological age and choose your best judgement based on your child’s age and skill level. If your child is born in a later month such as April – August, please choose the grade level that best suits your child, whether it is the current grade level based on age or one grade lower.
If your child is offered Enrollment with Thrive Center For Success, further discussions can be held at that time on grade placement concerns for your child with School personal and past academic records including IEPs, and other documentation can be submitted at that time. Please keep in mind that the Thrive Center For Success cannot ask for any of this information during the application period per TEA.
Thrive accepts students in grades K - 7th.
Thrive Center For Success provides a highly individualized curriculum in which students will be grouped based on skill level using multi-age flexible groupings versus grade level groupings.