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Grant Community High School is committed to supporting the academic, behavioral, and social emotional progress of all students. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an understanding of how we support individual students through structured intervention, how you can engage in that process, and how you can remain informed about your student’s progress. Many students successfully learn at school with universal instructional practices. However, some students need extra or intensive support in order to succeed. The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a framework that helps our school and teachers give all Grant students the support they need to learn, grow, and succeed. 

The MTSS framework helps schools create ways to:

  • Identify each student’s needs and provide support as early as possible.

  • Use research-based strategies and provide evidence-based interventions.

  • Align supports to meet each student’s needs.

  • Regularly check each student’s progress to know if instruction, strategies, and interventions are effectively meeting their needs.

  • Adjust instructions, strategies, and interventions as needed.

  • Include parents and/or guardians while developing and implementing support.

MTSS has three tiers of instruction/intervention and support:

  • Tier I (Universal) includes the instruction and support provided to all students.

  • Tier II (Targeted) serves students needing more help. Additional instruction or intervention and support are provided to these students.

  • Tier III (Intensive) is for students who need intensive support in order to succeed. Additional instruction, intervention, and support are provided to these students in smaller groups and/or one-on-one settings. 

Every student’s progress is assessed multiple times per year to check whether their needs are being met.  We will then work to determine what additional resources may help them succeed and adjust their supports as needed. This is done through our benchmark assessments according to the district assessment schedule. If your student is identified as needing Tier II or Tier III support, you will be informed. 

When we implement the Multi-Tiered System of Supports, it helps us provide each student the support they need to be successful. For additional information, please contact Leslie Gillengerten, MTSS/Inclusion Coordinator at