The Arrowsmith Program


For the first time in a public school setting, Alliance Charter Academy (ACA) expands its personalized learning with The Arrowsmith Program, opening September 15, 2014, with twelve students.

ACA has been providing collaborative, individualized learning since its start in 2006. In following its charter to bring innovation to education, Alliance Charter Academy will be partnering with the Arrowsmith Program to bring specific cognitive educational training for children. The Arrowsmith Program is based on neuroscience research demonstrating that it is possible to address learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening weak cognitive capacities.

The Arrowsmith Program has been used successfully since 1978, with its roots in Canada. The goal of the Arrowsmith Program is to help students strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning dysfunctions and to enable them to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life.

The Arrowsmith Program deals with the root causes of the learning disability rather than managing its symptoms. Students become effective learners without having to compensate for their learning disabilities. Their ability to perform complex tasks is improved when the weak cognitive areas are strengthened.

Students typically return to a full academic program at their appropriate grade level without the need for further resource support or curriculum modification following completion of a three or four year program.

Alliance Charter Academy is excited to be at the forefront of education, bringing the Arrowsmith Program to the United States in a public school setting.

 

For more information, contact Program Administrator, Michelle McHone:

MichelleMcHone@aca.k12.or.us

(503)810-8954

 

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