Orton-Gillingham

Trident Academy is 1 of only 18 schools in the United States accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).  Orton-Gillingham is a specific approach to teaching students who are diagnosed with a language-based learning difference such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia.

Rooted in contemporary research and with 70+ years of teaching practice, the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach is highly diagnostic and individualized. Instruction is a structured, systematic, and multisensory approach to teaching reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) to students.  The goal is to strengthen and create new pathways in the brain with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (VAK) tactics while teaching lessons.  This approach is integrated into all subject areas taught at Trident Academy.

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Trident Academy admits students of any gender, sexual orientation and identity (including transgender status), race, color, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, and provides students with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. In accordance with applicable law, it does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Similarly, Trident Academy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on disability. However, consistent with Trident Academy’s mission, it is the admission policy that to qualify for admission consideration, students must have diagnosed learning disabilities and/or certain communication disorders and meet certain threshold criteria as evidenced by their professional testing documents.