Bring Your Students Up to Grade Level in High School Math & Science

Speak Agent's high school program is an academic language learning program for historically marginalized and multilingual learners (including newcomers!) in grades 9 & up. It supplements math and science courses at secondary grade levels that are required for graduation.

This spiral learning program consists of independent practice activities and teaching tools designed to accelerate mastery of key STEM concepts and content knowledge, modeling and reasoning skills, and STEM communication, especially for students who may lack background knowledge. The academic language is content-based and aligned to CCSS, NGSS, NGSSS, WIDA, TEKS, SOL, and GSE among other academic standards. It can be aligned to your state standards as well. 

Each digital module spirals in a three-step learning progression:

  1. Step One uses visual aids to introduce key concepts and foundational vocabulary. It engages students in listening, speaking, and morphology practice.
  2. Step Two uses simplified but age-appropriate, interactive stories, texts, and videos to build background knowledge and make connections to the real world.
  3. Step Three uses reading and writing activities with leveled, accessible texts to deepen content knowledge and have students demonstrate their reasoning.
Throughout this process, learners have tools to express their ideas and answers not only in writing, but also by speaking or by creating visuals such as drawing and labeling.