In less than 96 hours, you will all be at Sneak-A-Peek :O and then school begins the very next day! We are so excited about this new school year and can’t wait to get started.

Remember, all you need to start a great school year, is your wonderful presence and a great attitude. You will meet your teacher(s) and get details at Sneak-a-Peak, but paper, pencil, and a lunch is all you have to worry about for Wednesday, it will be a great day!

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday as you check out the new building and the upgrades to the original building! See you then! 🙂

2018 Spring Testing Results

OUR ANNUAL GOAL is to achieve an increase in reading level of at least half a year, ideally a full year.   It is not uncommon for many of our students to have seen no success with reading for 2-3 years before enrolling, so exactly when we see, and how much, improvement will vary from student to student.We are proud to say that this year’s graduates have all exceeded functional literacy levels, with each showing significant improvement on their initial scores.

Overall Reading Test ~ Average gain: 1.1 grade levels

  • 37% of students saw greater than a 1 year gain
  • 10% of students saw greater than a 2 year gain
  • Highest overall gain: 2.5 years
  • 74.3% of students gained 1 year or more on at least one of the subtests
  • 57.1% gained 2 years or more on at least 1 subtest
  • 43% gained at least 1 year on 2 or more subtests

The biggest gains were Passage Comprehension the most important test!

Average gain: 1.8 grade levels

  • 50% saw more than a 1 year gain
  • 35% saw more than a 2 year gain
  • 20% saw more than a 3 year gain
  • 17.1% saw more than a 4 year gain

Overall Math Test

25% of students saw greater than a 1 year gain in math, 10% saw greater than a 2 year gain!

Way to go students AND teachers!

Principal Kim Wigington to receive prestigious award

Kim has been selected by the International Dyslexia Association, Georgia Branch (IDA-GA) to receive this year’s Leadership in Literacy Award.  IDA-GAs Leadership in Literacy Award recognizes a school administrator who has shown leadership in developing literacy in his/her school or school system within the state of Georgia.

Kim has demonstrated:
♦outstanding leadership through the development of effective reading programs,
♦the support of excellent teacher training and professional development
♦significant gains in student reading achievement, and
♦the engagement of parents in school/home cooperative ventures to support literacy.

Kim will be honored at IDA-GA’s Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference to be held at Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta on March 24, 2018, for her dedicated service to education and outstanding efforts to promote and encourage student reading achievement.

Kim is a Georgia native, growing up in Calhoun, Georgia. She taught high school English, speech, drama, and psychology for 6 years at Cartersville High School, then worked as a school counselor for 4 years at Allatoona Elementary School, where she won a regional school counselor of the year award.  Having a daughter struggle with dyslexia and realizing the lack of adequate resources and services offered in public education, Kim started what would grow into Brookwood Christian School in 2004 by creating the perfect learning environment for her daughters and other children struggling with learning differences. Many have witnessed her tireless efforts to expand the schools reading programs as well as community awareness of dyslexia and other language processing disorders.

Brookwood Christian School serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs.  Many of these students have been diagnosed with a language based learning disability such as dyslexia and were either on an IEP in public school or eligible for one had they attended public school.  

We use Wilson Reading® and Fast ForWord® reading programs, depending on the students’ needs, and class sizes are kept small so students get the individual attention and appropriate instruction they need for success.  Teachers are certified and experienced in the content areas they teach. Those teaching the reading programs have had extensive training in those programs.

For the  2016-2017 school year, the average gain on the Woodcock Johnson IIIC broad reading battery was 1.2 grade levels with 45.7% of students gaining greater than 1 year and 91.4% of students gained 1 year or more on at least one of the subtests.  The biggest gains were seen on Passage Comprehension with an average gain of 1.8 grade levels and 60% of students gaining more than 1 year and over a third seeing a gain of 3 or more years. Our next goal is to expand our programs to be able to serve more students in need.

Because of her accomplishments, Kim was honored with the Acworth Business Person of the Year in December 2014 and then named Acworth’s Citizen of the Year by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce in December 2016.  Kim is the current Chair for the Acworth Downtown Development Authority, as well as Chair of the Acworth Business Association Women’s Network for 2018.

School Closed Monday (1/8/2018)

After the most recent update from National Weather Service, we have decided in the interest of everyone’s safety to close Monday.  Sleet/Wintery Mix is expected to start early in the morning and temperatures will not rise above freezing until after opening, or later.  The early models would affect opening, the late ones could create problems with pick up, especially with the potential traffic drama from the game.

Of course, this could change in next 48 hours, but we felt with the circumstances surrounding the game and its accompanying events and traffic, we needed to let families know early in order to make any necessary arrangements.

The red star is our approximate location.