The Neosho Junior High School is set up with a neighborhood teaching model. There are six neighborhoods:
three seventh and three eighth grade. In each neighborhood there are five classrooms. The co-teaching
model is used throughout the building. ELD will be integrated into every classroom.
ELs who score at proficiency levels 1-3.4 on the language proficiency assessment may be placed in sheltered
grade level courses for English Language Arts with collaborative decisions of the teachers working with the
student. Once a student has been identified as needing ELD services through the WIDA Screener placement
test, ACCESS proficiency test, or other comparable proficiency assessment, the student is placed in an
ELA/ELD class based on their grade levels. Access to the content area curriculum is provided through a dual
endorsed ELD/content area teacher providing scaffolding and support through the use of ELD strategies to
teach language and content area standards. The ELD Instructional Specialists are attentive to both the ELP
standards for language acquisition, the Missouri state standards, and the NSD priority standards.