Students in the Cypress Classroom are ages 11 to 14. Students in this classroom have access to 5th through 8th grade curriculum, aligned with Oregon State Standards. Cypress students learn successfully in diverse groupings, including pairs and whole group instruction. They can self-monitor their own behavior to learn independently.
Cypress students can generally self-report their feelings, using complex emotional descriptors (i.e. jealous, anxious, proud) and can employ various self-regulation strategies throughout the school day--with limited to moderate support from an instructor.
Cypress students also participate in weekly CBI in order to generalize both social and academic skills learned in the classroom. For example, Cypress students learn how to ask for help from store employees using polite social etiquette. They also practice rounding up, estimating, and calculating the cost of multiple items at the grocery store.