The PRIDE Reading Program has announced that the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District located in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in Southern California, has implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy approach for students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities.

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District currently operates 15 public schools and serves 10,056 students. The District provides a full range of services designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities residing within the district. This support includes the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum to address the specific needs of the district’s struggling students and students with IEP’s.

The PRIDE Reading Program is an evidence-based method that is structured, sequential, multisensory and cumulative. This Orton-Gillingham program explicitly teaches children with dyslexia, auditory processing, and specific learning disabilities how to read, spell, write and comprehend. Many schools and school districts across the United States are using the PRIDE Reading Program with great success.

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District is committed to providing a rigorous education that extends the opportunity for all students to achieve success academically, vocationally, and personally. Through a safe and caring environment students will be prepared to become productive citizens in a democratic society. The district will offer the PRIDE Reading Program for students requiring more specialized instruction and support.   

For more information on implementing an Orton-Gillingham, Structured Literacy program in your school or school district, please contact the PRIDE Reading Program at 866-774-3342 ext. 2 or email

Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at or visit the website at