The Camille and Ralph Jones Academic Center (JAC) at the University School of Jackson provides multi-sensory reading and handwriting instruction for qualifying students free of charge.
These small group classes are delivered by skilled instructors, who have been trained to use the Wilson Reading System, Wilson Reading Fundations program and Just Words multi-sensory reading curricula, as well as, the Handwriting Without Tears multi-sensory manuscript curriculum.
Each child's structured literacy program is closely monitored by the staff to ensure he or she is taught at the appropriate instructional level using the most effective individualized teaching modalities. Initial assessments are used to design and tailor each child's academic prescription. This initial assessment information, along with periodic progress assessments, progress monitoring, and parent- student conferencing, guides each student's program.
Each student has a current Academic Plan (AP) that includes the instructional prescription and recommendations, along with any classroom accommodations that are needed. These are shared with each child's parent(s)/guardian(s) and teacher(s).