The Prentice School Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Students Achieve their Potential with an Education Reimagined Themed Fundraising Gala

NORTH TUSTIN, Calif., March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –The Prentice School, a nonpublic, private, and nonprofit academic school, which offers unparalleled learning experiences to high-achieving students with learning differences, is asking supporters to join them in celebrating the school’s 30-year anniversary with a gala centered around the theme Education Reimagined. The gala will be held on the night of April 8 at the Newport Beach Country Club located at One Clubhouse Drive in Newport Beach.

Since 1986, The Prentice School has transformed the lives of over 5,000 students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, anxiety, and visual processing and executive function disorders.  Using evidence-based curriculum and instructional methodologies, a structured literacy approach, multi-sensory instructional strategies, and ongoing progress monitoring, The Prentice School offers an unparalleled experience to students with learning differences who possess average to high intelligence, but whose needs have not been met in a more traditional classroom setting.  Prentice’s comprehensive model includes academics, enrichment, social and emotional supports, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Services—all on one beautiful campus during the school day in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment.

“The theme, Education Reimagined, serves as a reminder to our supporters that we are changing the lives of students here at Prentice and giving them the tools they need to succeed and become strong contributing members to society,” says Alicia Maciel, executive director of The Prentice School. “We take great pride in the community of support we have built around students that includes parents, donors, board members and community partners.”

“Prentice has been at the forefront of educating students with learning differences for over 30 years. We look forward to celebrating with former and current board members, parents and alumni,” says Corinne Conklin, Director of Events and Donor Relations. “On this night we look forward to hearing the success stories of our alumni students. We will also honor a long history of dedicated teachers who have helped us to achieve success in working with our students for over 30 years.”

Prentice is also honored to have Steven Wagner, Group President of Marketing Services at Experian, as its keynote speaker. Mr. Wagner, who himself struggled in school during his early years due to a learning difference, will speak to why a Prentice education is so important for students who are not able to achieve success in a traditional classroom.  Steven Wagner says, “I never understood when I was younger how different my learning style was from others.  Only that I consistently disappointed my teachers and parents with my efforts.  Prentice has provided a place where my sons can find a better path; one that supports their unique needs and celebrates their unique abilities.  I am proud to be part of the Experian family that supports the mission of Prentice.”

Set to start at 5:30 p.m., the gala offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for individuals and corporations who are interested in helping The Prentice School continue their quest in serving students in grades K through 8 with learning differences achieve a first-rate, comprehensive and successful academic learning experience.
Event sponsorships range from $1,000 to $25,000 and offer an array of benefits, including premium table locations and sponsorship recognition at the event and on the gala website. Individual tickets are priced at $250 and early RSVP is advised.

Parents and donors, as well as educational and healthcare professionals, interested in learning more about The Prentice School should visit www.prentice.org for additional information.

ABOUT THE PRENTICE SCHOOL
Founded in 1986, The Prentice School is a private, nonprofit academic school located in North Tustin, California and is a Certified Nonpublic School through the California Department of Education and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Prentice approach is designed to engage students on three learning pathways, including auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Using evidence-based curriculum and instructional methodologies, a structured literacy approach, multi-sensory instructional strategies, and ongoing progress monitoring, The Prentice School offers an unparalleled learning experience to students with learning differences who possess average to high intelligence, whose needs have not been met in a more traditional classroom setting.

You can learn more about The Prentice School at www.prentice.org or call (714) 244.4600

Media Contact: 
Mauricio Lopez
The Prentice School
(714) 538-4511
mlopez@prentice.org