ALLIES in Learning & Literacy


2017-2018 News

  • Eyes on the Eclipse at ALLIES

    Students at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence (ALLIES) witnessed the solar eclipse in a unique way Aug. 21.

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  • Opening Doors at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence

    Carson Wright, 7, a second-grader at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence, gets his first "Aha!" moment of the new school year Aug. 2. ALLIES opened its doors serving approximately 85 students in grades 2 - 5 who fit a profile of dyslexia.

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  • Building Approved for ALLIES Learning Center

    The District 49 Board of Education approved May 3 the construction of the ALLIES learning center. The 15,300 sq. ft. facility is set to open for the spring semester.

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2016-2017 News

  • Welcome to Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence

    Rebecca Thompson, ALLIES director of academic services, explains how this targeted program benefits struggling readers and students displaying characteristics of Dyslexia.

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ALLIES Updates

  • ALLIES Front Entrance Important Update on New ALLIES Facility: Please visit the leadership updates page for a message from Dr. Mike Pickering, POWER Zone leader on changes to the timeline to completion on the new ALLIES learning center.

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  • Back To School Information: Important dates, expectations and school supply lists can be found on the back to school page.

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  • Humble Beginnings, Finding Clarity: Learn how ALLIES grew from an innovative approach within one elementary school to serve a larger population of learningas as Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence.

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  • Learning Ally newsletter: Learning Ally is a national nonprofit serving students with learning and visual disabilities. The organization provides vital resources for parents; training and technology for teachers and schools; and 80,000 human-narrated audio textbooks for K-12 through higher ed. Download the latest Learning Ally newsletter.

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  • Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Newsletter: Read the Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Newsletter for May to hear from Susan Barton, an internationally recognized expert on dyslexia. She presents important stories of overcoming Dyslexia, new opportunities and new breakthroughs.

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  • Helpful Resources for Parents: We've assembled a convenient list of resources to assist you in learning more about Dyslexia and helping your struggling reader at home. Visit our frequently asked questions page for the list.

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  • Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence ALLIES Informational Brochure: See the data and read the frequently asked questions about how the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence might be right for your child. Download the ALLIES brochure.


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District Updates

  • Almeida Named Chief Operations Officer

    District 49 Board of Education directors named Pedro Almeida chief operations officer by a unanimous 5-0 vote at a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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  • Annual Requirement: AHERA Asbestos Notification

    District 49 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff. We completed multiple projects this summer; where we hired a licensed asbestos removal contractor to remove some of the asbestos containing material from five of six schools. As we complete more projects in the future, we will continue to abate it until all of it has been removed. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Carey at 719.494.8934.

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Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence

  • The Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence inspires students with language based learning difficulties and characteristics of dyslexia to celebrate their strengths and overcome their struggles while preparing for a successful educational experience in middle school, high school and beyond. In its quest to be the finest school in District 49 to serve students with language based learning difficulties and characteristics of dyslexia, ALLIES aims to make a difference in the lives of the students it serves and the families who support these children. Students succeed in a caring and supportive environment that accommodates for their needs and draws on their strengths. ALLIES families experience the difference and watch their bright children flourish as they overcome their academic struggles and discover their gifts.

School District 49

  • Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.