Act 89 is a program with multiple services that is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and administered through Intermediate Units. The program provides auxiliary services (legally distinct from Special Education programs) to nonpublic school students.
Auxiliary English Language Arts & Mathematics Services
These auxiliary services provide remedial and enrichment English language arts and mathematics instruction on an individual or small group basis for students attending nonpublic schools.
Group Testing & Scoring Services
This service is in place to provide comprehensive achievement/ability-based testing and reporting services to assist the nonpublic schools with the maintaining and reporting of student growth and curriculum planning. Act 89 administrators work with the nonpublic school administrators to purchase testing and scoring services in accordance with the needs for students in grades Kindergarten through twelve.
Psychological services are provided to assist schools in making classroom recommendations for academic support.
Secondary Guidance Program
The secondary school counseling program is dedicated to enhancing the personal, social, and intellectual development of students enrolled in nonpublic secondary schools. Act 89 counselors supplement the schools' complete school counseling programs.
Speech and Language Program
The purpose of the Speech and Language Program is to provide specially designed instruction to students in the areas of language, voice fluency, or articulation.