Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is partnering with the Atlanta-based Schenck School to empower students to pursue their unlimited potential.
The Dyslexia Resource, a non-profit launched by The Schenck School in 2013 as a means for sharing the reading expertise of the School with other struggling readers, is a community resource that helps students overcome reading deficiencies through research, partnerships, education, and outreach programs.
Through a partnership with Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, the Dyslexia Resource is providing reading services and remediation to help students on a path to increased confidence and, ultimately, higher degrees of success.
According to Jacqueline Henry, MTSS coordinator at Thomasville Heights Elementary, the partnership is changing the trajectory of history. “We are dealing with a literacy challenge that has plagued this community and our cluster generationally,” she said. “Illiteracy is a limitation. The empowerment that our students and the community will have as we build literacy changes that. The more a child is able to approach their learning with ease, it opens the world up to them.”
This innovative partnership is one of many offered through Purpose Built Schools Atlanta to help improve student achievement.
“One of the phenomenal things about working at Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is the opportunity to collaborate with lots of organizations and do innovative things you might not see in a traditional public school,” said Jovan Miles, principal of Thomasville Heights Elementary School.
“I want every kid in this building to become an independent reader, to become a confident reader. It’s phenomenal to know we’ve got folks in the building who are able to give those kids that require more exactly what they need.”