Starting Points

Starting Points is a program for developing readers who enroll at the Achievement Academy with the desire to earn a GED but have significant gaps in their academic skills. Students receive intensive, individualized tutoring for 1.5 hours each day, 5 days a week, with a focus on reading comprehension, fluency improvement, and vocabulary and written language development. The reading program emphasizes a metacognitive approach to comprehension and best practice paired reading, think aloud strategies. Students receive additional instruction and support in our computer lab focusing on numeracy, mathematical problem solving, and technology skills development.