HillRAP Success at Yadkin County Schools
Hill Learning Center was featured on EdNC.org in an article regarding the prospering partnership between the Mebane Foundation and the Yadkin County School district. Through two years of their prior relationship (2017-2019), the Mebane Foundation and Yadkin County Schools have implemented the Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP), which has demonstrated phenomenal results and an encouraging impact on students’ reading scores. Teachers and students alike love the ease of use and measurable effectiveness of the curriculum. “HillRAP helps me read better, it’s cool,” said one delighted fifth grader.
The Mebane Foundation is continuing to strengthen its partnership with Yadkin County Schools, as the board solidified the contribution of an additional $57,000 to the district for the 2019-2020 school year. This decision of investment was reached during the most recent semi-annual meeting where foundation members voted unanimously in the donation’s favor. $50,000 of the awarded sum will purchase 60 iPads and train 10 interventionalists in the HillRAP methodology, a program that has delivered continued, celebrated success for all 18 of the county’s K-6 Exceptional Children classrooms. The remaining $7,000 will purchase Letterland, a phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling to students in Pre-K through 2nd Grade.
Read the full article here.