Believe and Read
Partnered with Groves Academy
We are thrilled to be a part of the Believe and Read program in partnership with Groves Academy. This partnership is made possible through the Catholic School Center of Excellence. All of our students in Grades K-3 spend 90-120 minutes per day in literacy and writing instruction. The Believe and Read program is based on the “Science of Reading” to help all students meet their reading goals.
Our Enrichment Teacher, Ms. Brooke Johnson, is also our onsite Believe and Read Coach. She mentors classroom teachers in techniques and instructional strategies, as well as works with students needing additional support and intervention to close the gap in their reading achievement.
SDS Finishes STRONG in Literacy for the third consecutive year!
At St. Dominic School, we just completed our fourth year with the Believe and Read literacy/writing curriculum in partnership with Groves Academy. As part of this third year in the program, our K-3 classroom teachers, along with our Enrichment Teacher, continued to focus on closing the gap for as many of our students as possible.
In addition to everyday whole group instruction, students in our high risk and moderate risk categories also received:
- 2-3 days per week of small group instruction with their classroom teacher
- An additional 2-3 days per week of individual/small group instruction with our Enrichment Teacher
The investment that our school and CSCOE have made in our students paid off in dividends during the 2022-2023 school year. We are thrilled with the progress our students and teachers made this year!