in Partnership with the June Shelton School
In fall 2018, Wesley-Rankin launched its latest initiative, the Wesley-Rankin Scholars Program, in partnership with the June Shelton School. Shelton is the largest independent school worldwide for intelligent students with learning differences.
We know not all children are the same. Students have different interests, gifts and learn differently too. Studies show that 33% of children in any classroom do not learn the way a teacher is trained. And, studies show that 80% of juvenile delinquents have a learning difference. The Scholars Program invests in the individuality of student learning and reduced the count in the school to prison pipeline.
How does the program work? The Scholars Program offers reading tutoring using Shelton’s SEE (Sequential English Education) curriculum and a multisensory structured language (MSL) approach. Auditory and memory exercises are also included. The program meets with ten students for three hours each Saturday, offering a 1:2 ratio of volunteers to students. Students will not be taught accommodations but intentional teaching in a way that their minds best learn.
After two years of trainings and supervision, Wesley-Rankin will be able to run the program on their own, only dependent on Shelton for testing and books.