Jefferson Elementary School staff use a variety of strategies and interventions when teaching students.  These pieces help all students work toward academic and personal success. 

Achievement Gap Reduction Program

The Achievement Gap Reduction Program was created by the Wisconsin State Legislature in 2015. Through this program, class size is limited and teachers receive additional coaching in making use of data to determine strategies to use.

Early Literacy Intervention (ELI)

The Early Literacy Intervention (ELI) program is an intense reading support group for first and second grade students. Students with multiple reading concerns are the typical candidates for ELI.

English Language Learners (ELL)

Transitional Bilingual Programs in the Sheboygan Area School District Elementary Schools use the first language of the English Language Learner (ELL) in instruction when possible but with rapid progression to all or most of the instruction in English.

Special Education

All students should be provided with an education in the development of cognitive skills, affective skills, self-awareness, self-esteem, physical well being, and socially acceptable decision making strategies.

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment

At Jefferson, teachers have received training in the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. We use this tool to help identify each individual student's strengths, weaknesses and needs in reading. We then use this information to develop appropriate instruction.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS)

PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The goal of PBIS is to promote and teach appropriate pro-social skills and behaviors to maximize academic success for all students.

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.

School Garden

As part of our science enrichment, Jefferson has teamed up with Nourish , a volunteer organization that works with farmers to supply produce to the community.

Youth-Tutoring-Youth (YTY)

Youth-Tutoring-Youth is a program that provides high school students with an opportunity to give direct tutoring assistance to elementary classrooms under the guidance of a supervising and coordinating teacher.


Art education is vital to the development and success of students.  

Instrumental Music

Students participating in an instrumental music program develop self-discipline through regular practice, teamwork and leadership skills while playing with peers, and self-confidence when playing for friends and family.


Elementary music allows children to create community with each other while developing their ability to hear tunes and sing those tunes, to feel the pulse of music and move confidently to it, and to respond expressively to music and enjoy being moved by it.

Physical Education

The goal of Physical Education at Jefferson is to help students develop the knowledge and skills to become, and remain healthy throughout their lives. 

Explore activities offered at Jefferson Elementary School!