The teachers and staff at Provident Charter School are amazing! Our son was diagnosed as dyslexic at the end of first grade. So, we found a tutor who specializes in multi-sensory reading instruction that worked with him two or three days a week for the past three years.
Mission: Provident Charter School is designed for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to access their potential by providing a high quality, well-rounded education that is delivered through multi-sensory instructional methods and individual learning plans. Our students move into high school prepared to succeed and confident in their own abilities.
We believe that children with dyslexia flourish in a learning community where:
the child’s success is the driver of every decision
the challenges and gifts of dyslexia are deeply understood
the uniqueness of each child is honored — strengths are built upon; weaknesses are strengthened, and potential is unleashed.
the child’s academic, personal and social development share equal priority.
the partnership among teachers, parents, and administration is a daily commitment
Target demographics: Children with dyslexia and other language-based disabilities
Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh, PA
Programs: Wilson Reading Instruction for 60 minutes each day, Multi-sensory math and science curriculum, small group instruction (6:1 - student: teacher ratio), Cross-curriculum lesson design, Art, Music, Tae Kwon Do, Physical Education, & Music.
The teachers and staff at Provident Charter School are amazing! Our son was diagnosed as dyslexic at the end of first grade. So, we found a tutor who specializes in multi-sensory reading instruction that worked with him two or three days a week for the past three years. But it wasn't enough - her help is what enabled him to read at a 2nd grade level when starting 4th grade at Provident. However, since attending Provident, his ability and confidence has grown so much! It is because the teachers provide multi-sensory reading instruction five days a week - he now reads nearly at grade level! He has made a year’s progress in a half a year. Even more exciting…he looks forward to reading books every night before bed!
Our son has been at Provident Charter School since it opened doors in August 2016. His reading and writing deficits created a systematic decline in his confidence and mood at his prior school despite tutoring 4 days a week at a high monetary cost to our family. Provident has created a learning environment focused on his specific needs fostering immediate improvement in academics, mood, and confidence with no additional cost to our family. This is such a benefit for our entire family as well as any student in the region with Dyslexia and other language based leading differences. Make no mistake...Provident is a rare gem.