I Can Read: RBA schools celebrate 100% Kindergarten literacy
Each year, schools in The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. (RBA) family hold an “I Can Read” ceremony celebrating the achievement of teaching 100% of Kindergarten students to read. Each year, the goal is to have all Kindergarten students literate by the end of January, having begun school in July or August. The ceremony is only held if all of a school’s Kindergarten students have learned to read.
This year, all four schools in the RBA family accomplished this lofty– but vital– goal, and held “I Can Read” ceremonies to recognize their Kindergartners’ accomplishments by presenting each student with a certificate and story book. RBA credits the rigorous Reading Mastery curriculum used at its client schools for the success of the Kindergartners, and particularly the talented and tireless teachers who daily implement the highly-engaging program.
RBA’s Dean of K-3 Curriculum, Jennifer London, states that, “achieving literacy in Kindergarten allows students at our client schools to learn grammar in First Grade, Cursive in Third Grade, and to learn the Latin language in Fourth through Eighth grades.”
All schools in the RBA family are identically operated. They include Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, Douglass Academy in Wilmington, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport. Mature campuses, Charter Day School (est. 1999) and Columbus Charter School (est. 2007) are each the top-scoring public school in their respective counties, Brunswick and Columbus. Douglass Academy and South Brunswick Charter School, established in 2012 and 2014, respectively, are expected to follow in this success through identical implementations of RBA’s educational program.
All four schools in the family are currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year. The schools are tuition-free and welcome any student. To enroll online, please visit: http://www.rogerbaconacademy.net/schools/admissions/