St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Groves Academy will work together to improve how students learn to read and spell after being selected by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, St. John announced in a release last week.
The center is a nonprofit working to increase student enrollment at Catholic elementary schools and improve students' performance. Groves Academy is a nonprofit that serves students with dyslexia, ADHD and similar learning disabilities. Groves also partners with schools in the community to share the Groves Literacy Framework.
“We are excited to be one of the eighteen schools selected to pilot this unique partnership between CSCOE and Groves Academy and we thank CSCOE for their generous support to make this happen,” Phil Singewald, principal of St. John’s, said in a statement.
The Groves Literacy Framework is a three-year program for reading and spelling meant to prevent reading problems using evidence-based practices supported by scientific research, according to the release.
“Our goal is to have each and every child in our Catholic elementary schools be fluent readers and spellers by the end of third grade,” said Gail Dorn, CSCOE president, in a statement.