Academic Services

CHC’s approach to helping all students learn is strategic and personalized for your student. For nearly 40 years, our school has welcomed students with a wide range of learning abilities and interests. CHC works every day to meet all our students’ unique learning needs.

Cherry Hills Academic Services (CHAS) provide support inside and outside the classroom for Preschool through Grade 8 students who need extra assistance or more academic challenges. Our Learning Specialists work with classroom teachers in addressing individual academic needs and equipping students to be all that God created them to be.

Cherry Hills Academic Services are available as needed for all students, Preschool through Grade 8, and include:

Response to Intervention (RtI) Process

CHC’s collaborative RtI Process involves a team approach that includes teachers, parents, and Learning Specialists working together to problem solve, set goals, and determine where further support may be needed. Additional academic intervention is available to help the student reach identified goals and may occur in the classroom, in a small group, or one-on-one with a Learning Specialist at CHC. Parent Partnership is highly valued in the RtI Process and helps contribute to student success.

Learning Specialists

Learning Specialists meet with students in Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School to provide explicit, systematic, targeted, and multi-sensory approaches to learning designed to support CHC’s curriculum. Students may receive intervention with a Learning Specialist in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, and executive functioning.

Accommodations & Modifications

Students diagnosed with health and/or learning challenges may receive accommodations and/or modifications in the classroom. Students that qualify for this additional support will work with a Learning Specialist and have a Cherry Hills Accommodation and Modification Plan (CAMP) created for them to maximize their success in the classroom.


This early intervention program benefits students in PreK through Grade 1 who need stimulation and development of the basic foundational skills of perceptual readiness prior to and in addition to formal reading instruction. All Kindergarten students are assessed during the first quarter of school. Students who qualify will then receive personalized instruction from a Learning Specialist through Developmental Readiness Activities focusing on visual and auditory learning, visual-motor development, and directionality.   


Explore is for high-achieving Grade 1- 8 students who demonstrate a need for additional academic challenges in our school. They partner with our Explore Learning Specialist to deepen and extend their learning experience in numerous ways both in and outside of the classroom.