Included below are descriptions of programs and classrooms that have specific needs and where your donations could assist us.
For more information regarding any of the programs described, please contact the teacher, adviser, or coach personally.
Thanks to all those in the community who support Chapin High School.
Special thanks to
community businesses that support the Chapin Huskies in many ways. Many
of those advertisers can also be viewed at http://www.chapinchronicle.com
If you are interested in placing specific advertising please contact the Chapin Chronicle.
Special thanks to
Promotiontopia.com and The Lanyards Store for donated lanyards for
student identification cards. For more information regard their
donation, please contact Military Liaison Mr. Richard Tellez or visit
the website at http://www.promotiontopia.com
EYES TO THE FUTURE
CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL
To see an introductory video about the Advanced Reading Center, click in POLICY and DOWNLOADS, in the VIDEO SEGMENTS folder.
year Chapin High School raises funds to provide a binocular eye examination
for ninth grade at-risk readers. Chapin hires local optometrist,
Dr. Chris Koplos to conduct the eye tests in the conference room of
our library. Past supporters include the McKee Foundation, Prices
Dairies, The EPISD Fund, Mindplay, Inc.
All donations are greatly
Please contact the Advanced Reading Center at 832-6730
ext. 6215 for more information.
The objective of “Eyes to the Future” is
to determine if vision is the cause of the student’s inability to
read at grade level. Chapin HS administers the Gates MacGinitie
Reading Test to every incoming ninth grader in order to determine reading
level. Those students who read lower than seventh grade are placed
into a two-year reading program that utilizes state of the art computer
software, high interest reading materials, and creative vocabulary development.
These at-risk reading students are, for the most part, economically
disadvantaged and have not had the opportunity to have their vision
tested or they have not had an exam that focuses on near vision abnormalities.
Dr. Chris Koplos sets up an optometric exam room in the conference room
of the Chapin Library and, during class time, gives complete exams (with
dilation). If it is determined that glasses are necessary, Wilson
Optical provides lenses/frames for $25.00. If the doctor recommends
eye exercises, those are conducted during class time. We have
criteria that must be met before students are exited from our two-year
program; it is our experience that student’s scores increase dramatically
after the first year and they move on to other elective classes.
of the Advanced Reading Center (ARC) at Chapin High School is to engender
a love of reading and to increase reading grade levels. When students
don’t read well, they hate reading. It is amazing to see the
reactions of students when they are told that their reading levels are
not a result of stupidity or laziness, but quite possibly a result of
vision abnormalities. High interest novels are chosen that are read
aloud in class—books that speak to their situations and concerns.
Once the eye examinations are completed, the students have their glasses
and begin the prism exercises; a change takes place with regards to
their attitude and involvement with the written word. Often, non-readers
become frequent patrons of the school library. Without exception,
students exit the program with a totally different concept of reading.