Services & Support

Academic Intervention Services

Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are provided to students who are at risk of not meeting grade level standards. A student’s need for AIS can be identified through formal or informal assessments in the classroom (such as running records and work samples) and/or through their performance on city or state standardized testing. 

AIS are not special education services, they are additional instruction and support services to supplement the general curriculum. AIS are often provided in small groups where providers “push-in” to offer scaffolding and support within a classroom environment, or “pull-out” to offer more focused attention to specific areas of need.

English Language Learners

PS9 has a robust community of students whose families primarily speak a language other than English at home, and offers support for students who are English Language Learners (ELL). 

Many ELL whose home language is Spanish flourish in our Dual Language Spanish-English Immersion (DL) program. In addition, PS9 has an English as a New Language (ENL) instructor. Our ENL teacher supports students who speak a variety of home languages in their efforts to learn English at the same time as they pursue their education in all other subject areas.

Learn more about the support available for English Language Learners and their families on the New York City Department of Education website.