The Acero Schools in Chicago, Illinois serve a large percentage of ELL students and students who are at-risk of reading failure. For the 2019-2020 school year, the Acero Schools have implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum to address the specific needs of this student population.
The PRIDE Reading Program is an evidence-based instructional method that is structured, sequential, multisensory and cumulative. The curriculum explicitly teaches children with dyslexia, auditory processing, and other learning differences how to read, spell, write and comprehend. PRIDE Reading Program is currently being implemented by school districts across the United States with great success.
Acero Schools are tuition free and serve 7,500 Chicago students and their families with 12 elementary schools and 2 high schools. With a focus on innovation and sharing best practices, the Acero Schools strive on using proven educational models for personalized learning and differentiated instruction.
For more information on professional development workshops, Orton-Gillingham teacher trainings, and structured literacy curriculum for school districts, please contact the PRIDE Reading Program at 866-774-3342 ext. 3.