"I can't" is replaced with "I can"
We are an inspiring community where children with language-based learning differences (such as dyslexia) become students who master skills and develop a toolkit for life-long learning. We offer our students a physically, emotionally, academically, and socially safe environment where differences are accepted and uniqueness appreciated.
We identify, encourage, and nurture our students' gifts and areas of strength. "I can't" is replaced with "I can"; and students develop a heightened awareness of their learning styles, taking full command of their learning process.
Prentice utilizes the Slingerland® Approach-a classroom adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham method-designed to help students learn reading, speaking, writing, and spelling. Children struggling in traditional classrooms respond to this teaching approach because it simultaneously engages all three of the learning pathways (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic) as opposed to a purely visual or auditory presentation.
The Slingerland® Approach teaches oral and written language skills in the classroom to all types of learners, especially those with dyslexia.
Individualized learning experience
Our class sizes are small combined with a credentialed teacher and a trained instructional assistant. Reading instruction is individualized and designed to meet the needs of individual students. In groups of 2 to 4 students at the same reading level, teachers are able to give students the attention they need.
Our faculty is comprised of highly qualified, experienced, credentialed teachers. Many of which possess multiple credentials and over half have Master's degrees. In addition, all classroom teachers have completed postgraduate classwork through the University of San Diego and the Slingerland® Institute in the use of the Slingerland® Adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Approach to Language Arts. This postgraduate coursework is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), a non-profit organization, which accredits quality training courses for multisensory structured language education specialists.
Prentice is awarded the highest accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Instruction is aligned with California Content Standards, and in many cases exceeds the standards.
In addition to a strong academic program, Prentice provides students with enrichment classes that support the school's strengths-based practice, enabling students to develop as a whole person. Enrichment curriculum taught by specialists includes classes in art, music, computer technology, science, library media, assistive technology, drama, and much more!
A former Tustin Unified school, our beautiful, well-maintained campus is located on 6.6 acres in a quiet residential area of North Orange County.
Highlights of our school include: