Why do we require students to read for 20 minutes each day?

How important is daily reading?  Would you like to be exposed or have your child exposed to 1.8 million words a year?  Phoenix Academy requires all students to read for 20 minutes each night at home.  Why?  Common sense would say and *research has found that good readers naturally spend more time in daily reading.  […]

Student reading with our READ Dog Sammie

2012 Summer School

Summer School 2012 our four week intensive reading and math program was held June 4th – 29th, from 8:30 – noon, Monday through Friday.  Summer school is a condensed version of our school year program.  Students worked on reading, writing, spelling, and math. Here is what parents and students had to say about summer school: […]

HBO movie “Journey into Dyslexia”

The Phoenix Academy, in partnership with the NE Dyslexia Association, held a free showing of the HBO movie “Journey into Dyslexia” on Saturday, April 14th, from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Nancy Liebermann, Executive Director of the Phoenix Academy, opened the morning with comments about the Phoenix Academy and about an Orton-Gillingham-based phonics program called “Spalding.”  This is one of […]

2012 Summer School Details

Phoenix Academy 2012 Summer School June 4th – June 29th 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Language Arts & Math Program For Students Entering Kindergarten – 8th grade (2012/2013 school year) Low Student Teacher Ratio: 1 Teacher to 14 Students (Maximum) Nebraska Department of Education Approved Kindergarten ………………….Letter sounds and symbols Research has shown that an […]

Thank You eBay

Thank You eBay for our $2000 grant for our Library Reading Lab! Thank you so much eBay Foundation for 10 Cd Players 20 Headsets Many many books for our library and 2 IPads!