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Half Class Reduction for Differentiated Teaching and Focused Learning

Marquez is the only school in the Palisades to offer half class reduction through FOM funded and supported “enrichment” programs indicated with an asterisk(*) below. This distinctive half-group model further reduces the already small class sizes by sending half of a class to an “enrichment” activity, while the other half of the class remains with the classroom teacher for individualized instruction on language arts, math and/or social studies. Such half class reduction is provided 4-5 times a week in each grade. In Grades K-2, this results in student to teacher/instructional aide ratios as low as 5:1, thus providing unique and exceptional opportunities for differentiated teaching and focused learning to better meet each student’s individual learning needs.