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Signature Programs at Echo Mountain Primary

At Echo Mountain Primary School, we strive to help each child achieve his/her highest level of academic and personal success. We use several program to help us accomplish this goal. 

Full-Day Kindergarten

Echo Mountain Primary offers free full-day kindergarten for all students.

Response to Intervention (RTI)

RTI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. At EMPS, we are considered a model RTI school by the Arizona State Department of Education. As such, we implement the program with fidelity. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and screening of all students in the classroom setting. Students are then provided three levels of intervention, based on their needs:  

  • Tier 1 - High-quality classroom instruction, screening, and whole group interventions

  • Tier 2 - Targeted interventions with small group instruction

  • Tier 3 - Intensive intervention with a very small group which is guided be either the classroom teacher or an Intervention Specialist

All students are monitored for progress on a regular basis and the Tier groups are fluid based on the results of the monitoring. This allows for the most appropriate level of intervention for each student.

Technology

Echo Mountain Primary School is one of the few schools in our area to offer full-time instruction in both Media (Library) and Technology. At EMPS, we feel that technology is best used as a tool for learning in the classroom, as well as a venue for creativity and a way for students to learn essential skills for the 21st Century job market they will face in the future. As such, we offer Google Chromebooks for students to use while on campus. These tools allow for individualized instruction for students and portals to the world of the internet.  

Our Media and Tech Lab classes offer students the opportunity to engage with the world of print and electronic literature, gain keyboarding skills, and learn the basics of computer science through basic coding instruction.