Stride Academy, a charter school, won Innovation Of The Month from the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools for their amazing success with students who have dyslexia and bilingual students.
Two Dyslexia Specialists, who are also Certified Barton Tutors, run the school’s intervention program using the Barton Reading & Spelling System.
They educate parents and teachers about dyslexia, screen students who have 3 or more of the classic warning signs, provide tutoring, and ensure teachers provide classroom accommodations.
Students who struggled and failed at traditional schools are thriving at Stride Academy – academically and socially.
To learn more, watch this 4-minute video.
My daughter teaches ESL at Stride Academy. She is the one that figured out her adopted sister had dyslexia because she attended a training for teachers on dyslexia. That’s how I found out about the Barton program. We have been at it for several years now and we are in the middle of Level 6. It has gone pretty slow for us, but it is working. When our daughter first came to us in 3rd grade she could not read at all. Now she is starting to read for fun and is doing much better in school. She is consistently on the A honor roll (with accomodations). We are on level 6 and she is in 8th grade.