Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence

  • The Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence is a tuition-free, public school of choice in Colorado Springs serving students in 2nd- 5th grade, with a dedication to helping struggling readers weighed down by their learning differences to finally take flight.

    Using the Take Flight Intervention delivered by Certified Academic Language Therapists, in combination with core classes taught by teachers who understand and accommodate for characteristics of Dyslexia, students can finally spread their wings and soar to new heights alongside their peers. 


    Our Mission

    ALLIES 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. 


    Our Vision

    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.


    Take Flight

    This is a comprehensive intervention program for students with Dyslexia, created by the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital located in Dallas, Texas. 

    This is an Orton-Gillingham based program that addresses many components of reading, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and basic comprehension.

    Students participate in a 3 year intervention: sessions are taught 50 minutes a day / 5 days a week. 


    Please contact Rebecca Thompson, Director of Academic Services at  719-494-8850.

ALLIES Bell Schedule

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    Homeroom 8:20-8:30am

    **any student arriving after 8:25am needs to report to the front office and sign in**

    Block 1  8:30-9:20 am

    Block 2  9:25-10:15 am

    Block 3  10:20-11:10 am

    Block 4  11:15 - 12:05 pm

    LUNCH & RECESS 12:10 - 12:50 pm

    Block 5  12:55 - 1:45 pm

    Block 6  1:50 - 2:40 pm

    RECESS  2:45 - 2:55 pm

    Release   3:05 pm