Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2017

Degree Type

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Todd Reynolds


I spent my spring semester of my senior year developing and implementing a School Within a School setting for at-risk and struggling learners. These students needed more interaction, focus, and effort than I was originally expecting to put into my first classroom. These students were expected to fail and have been labelled as "that kid" in everybody's classes. Some of my students have never gone on a field trip because their privileges were always taken away or because people couldn't or wouldn't help them. My students have made huge developments both in their academic knowledge and in their personalities. Part of what has helped them has been our Tier-II intervention that we implemented.