Graham Hill offers many services to meet the needs of our divserse community. To learn more about services offered please click on the links below.
ALOs are grades 1-8 District-supported programs that serve the needs of academically highly gifted/gifted students AND teacher-identified students who demonstrate skills and readiness for participation in an accelerated, rigorous, and enriched curriculum. Service delivery is typically through an inclusive approach with an emphasis on differentiated instruction and flexible grouping. Seattle Schools ALO Program web page
The ELL department has two full-time teachers and five half-time IAs. This year we have 90 students who speak Somali, Chuuk, Karen, Oromo, Sonike, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, Cambodian, Lao, Nepali, Twi, Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, French and Urdu. All ELL students at Graham Hill are included in regular and Montessori classrooms and serviced by the ELL staff. Graham Hill uses a collaborative model, pull- out for individual and small group and in-class assistance.
Graham Hill has one Inclusion Continuum Programs serving up to ten students in grades K-5. This program has one special education teacher and three instructional assistants. there is alos one self contained class that serves eight students K-2. this program has one special education teacher and two instructional assistants.
In the self contained model, students spend a majority of their time in one classroom where most of their academic learning takes place. Students are included with their general education peers for social skill and some academics as appropriate for each individual student. The goal is to move these students along the continuum until they are able to participate independently within the general education classroom for a majority of the day either independently or with minimal supports.
A student’s IEP team and availability of space determine placement.