We DID IT!

We are beyond overwhelmed with the support from our families and community! We had an amazing year, we asked to help push us over the $100,000 mark, and you delivered!

Thanks so much to all of you, we have raised $102,450.65 this year! By far our best fundraising year to date.

Your gifts make a huge difference in the academic experiences of each student and help us further our dyslexia reading programs. Tuition only supports 80% percent of the annual operating budget, and contributions from all members of The Brookwood Christian Community: parents, grandparents, alumni, past families, faculty & staff, foundations, community partners, and friends; bridge the gap to help us deliver the unique learning experiences our students deserve.

This shows the sources of our fundraising, and we could not have done this without the help of all of our families, donors, sponsors, and community partners.

Again, we thank each and every one of you for your help.

2019 Spring Testing Results

We were fortunate enough to receive another grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) for the 2018-2019 school year. DGLF generously helps out schools and non-profits that target literacy, especially, below grade level readers, readers with learning disabilities, and students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

Our 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 for yet another year, our graduates have all exceeded functional literacy levels, with each showing significant improvement on their initial scores.

Overall Reading Test ~ Average gain: 1.3 grade levels

  • 78% of students met the minimum 0.5 goal
  • 50% of students saw at least a 1 year gain
  • 16% of students saw at least a 2 year gain
  • Highest overall gain: 5.7 years
  • 97% of students met the minimum goal on at least one subtest!
  • 90% of students gained 1 year or more on at least one of the subtests
  • 41% gained at least 1 year on 2 or more subtests
  • Almost half of our students are very close to grade level, or higher

As usual, the biggest gains were seen on the Passage Comprehension section, which we consider the most important test!

Average gain: 2.2 grade levels

  • 75% of students met the minimum goal
  • 60% saw at least a 1 year gain
  • 25% saw more than a 2 year gain
  • 22% saw more than a 3 year gain

Overall Math Test ~ Average gain: 1 grade level

  • 25% of students saw at least a 1 year gain in math
  • 10% saw at least a 2 year gain!
  • ⅔ of students increased by greater than 1 year on at least one subtest
  • ⅓ of students increased by more than 2 years on at least one subtest

Congratulations everyone on a job well done!

BCS receives Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant

Acworth, GA. (August 28, 2018)  – Brookwood Christian School (BCS) is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $3,000 from Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF). This is the second grant DGLF has awarded us .  These funds will support BCS’s “Get Them Reading” program which uses Wilson Reading® and Fast ForWord® programs.

Wilson Reading System® (WRS®), based on Orton-Gillingham methods, is for gradae 2-12 students, and adults. who have word-level deficits and have not internalized the sound/symbol system for reading and spelling.  They may have decoding and spelling deficits, a language-based learning disability, been unsuccessful with other reading programs

Fast ForWord® (FF®) focuses on improving phonological awareness for students receiving special education services, including: Dyslexia, Specific learning disability, ADD/ADHD, auditory processing disorder, specific language impairment, etc. It is used to strengthen the skills of memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing for children with a broad range of reading problems and other cognitive disorders

“We deeply appreciate this grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which does so much to help schools like ours help their students attain full literacy,” said Tammy Urban, the Director of Development for BCS. “To be recognized by them for our work is such an honor.”

About Dollar General Literacy Foundation

J.L. Turner was functionally illiterate with only a third-grade education. His father died in an accident, and J.L. quit school so he could work on the family farm and help provide for his family. With hard work and determination, J.L. Turner went on to co-found Dollar General.

In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in his honor. We understand that life can present many obstacles, but we also know it’s never too late to learn! Like J.L., so many others desire to better their lives and the lives of their families and it’s in this spirit that the foundation has flourished.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit
literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Dollar General’s mission is
Serving Others, and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will
impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy
Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and
education.”
To date, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to schools,
libraries and literacy organizations as part of its commitment to increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak
English or prepare for the high school equivalency test.  Customers may receive a referral to a local
organization that offers free literacy services by clicking here or by picking up a brochure with a postage-paid
reply card available at the cash register of every Dollar General store, which can be mailed in for information.

Full list of DGLF 2018 Youth Literacy Grant Recipients

About Brookwood Christian School

Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities. Most of our operating budget comes from tuition payments augmented by the Georgia SB-10 scholarship program. Eighty-six percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Grants like this help keep our operating costs and tuition low.

Media Contact:
Tammy Urban, Director of Development
Email: first.last@brookwoodchristian.com
Phone number: (678) 401-5855

2017 Spring Test Results

We were fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) for the 2016-2017 school year. DGLF generously helps out schools and non-profits that target literacy, especially, below grade level readers, readers with learning disabilities, and students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

OUR GOAL was 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.

Overall Reading Test ~ Average gain: 1.2 grade levels

  • 45.7% of students saw greater than a 1 year gain
  • 20% of students saw greater than a 2 year gain
  • 3 students saw 3+ years gain
  • Highest gain: 3.3 years
  • 2nd Highest: 3.1 years
  • 91.4% of students gained 1 year or more on at least one of the subtests
  • 71.4% gained 2 years or more on at least 1 subtest
  • 45.7% gained at least 3 years on at least one subtest
  • 40% gained at least 1 year on 2 or more subtests
  • 25.7% gained at least 2 years on 2 or more subtests


The biggest gains were Passage Comprehension
 

the most important test!

Average gain: 1.8 grade levels

  • 60% saw more than a 1 year gain
  • 45.7% saw more than a 2 year gain
  • 34.3% saw more than a 3 year gain
  • 17.1% saw more than a 4 year gain