In medicine, triage refers to the prioritization of medical care.  “Academic Triage” is the process of assessing the needs of students to determine the nature of support to administer.  CH.O.I.C.E.S. is focusing on the population with the greatest need for Academic Triage, students receiving Special Education services.  There are 7.2 million students students attending public school in the US who have been found eligible for Special Education.  There were 6.5 million students with special needs in the 2009–2010 school year.  Between 1989 and 2020, the number of students with learning disabilities who spent at least 80% of their time in the general education classroom, went from 31.7% to 66.0%, that is more than double.  Recognizing this change intensifies the urgency to provide Academic Triage to this volatile population.  Studies have proven, “The single greatest effect on student achievement is the effectiveness of the teacher.   As teacher effectiveness increases, lower-achieving students are the first to benefit!”  With that understanding, CH.O.I.C.E.S. has partnered with Powerful Choice in administering Academic Triage so that students receiving Special Education services has the best opportunity to expand their academic tenacity, increase desired behaviors, and close achievement gaps!