Every single student, regardless of ethnicity, parental income, learning difference, culture, or native language, will become a fluent reader and will master the academic and intellectual skills necessary to succeed at the next level of schooling.
Implied in this mission is the desire to prevent failure in the early grades. One of the first books written by Siegfried Engelmann, the founder of Direct Instruction, in the early 70's was "Preventing Failure in the Primary Grades." Also, the main objective of the most current research in early reading is to prevent failure. Arthur Academy's methods apply this research, as well as research in other subjects, so that all children can be successful.
Yet, simply preventing failure is not enough. We want all children to excel as much as they are capable. We know that this can only happen within a context of excellent programs, skillful teaching and within a caring and understanding environment. The leadership of Arthur Academy has the experience and know-how to meet these goals.
The Arthur Academy, with the use of Direct Instruction programs, provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for all students.
Arthur Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices against any person on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under the law.