Thursday, 19 January 2012 14:40
WICHITA – Holy Savior Catholic Academy is working with the Fundamental Learning Center, a not for profit organization located in Parklane Shopping Center, to benefit student achievement.
Fundamental Learning Center is one of only 18 certified training sites across the country for Alphabetic Phonics, a reading program that emphasizes specific instruction in speaking, reading, spelling, and writing.
Two years ago all of Holy Savior’s pre-K through second grade teachers were trained in the curriculum. Despite this program being written for small groups, the Academy had been implementing it with total group instruction.
This year, as part of the Neighborhood Literacy Initiative Project, Holy Savior had the opportunity to partner with the Fundamental Learning Center in a unique way. This gift allows transportation at different time intervals throughout the day for 40 kindergarten through fifth grade students to the Fundamental Learning Center for instruction while Holy Savior teachers instruct remaining students during that same time back at school.
Everyone has seen such amazing growth in the students in the past and is looking forward to increased results again this year.
The partnership was initially formed between the former assistant superintendent, Holly Goodwin, and Jane Hayes of the Center.