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New center planned for children who have reading difficulties

Jan. 6, 2021

New Center for Literacy Innovation at Midtown Academy Pinellas County Schools plans to open a new Center for Literacy Innovation at Midtown Academy in St. Petersburg in August 2021. The program will serve students in grades 1-5 who have dyslexia and/or a specific pattern of reading difficulties. 

The center will provide a structured, systematic and multisensory approach to literacy instruction aimed at empowering and challenging students. Students will have opportunities for remediation in reading, writing and math, and schoolwide enrichment will be provided.

Families can apply Jan. 25 through Feb. 5.

A Facebook Live Info Session will be held Jan. 28.

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If you have questions about the new program, contact Barbara Wilmarth in the PCS ESE department at or 727-588-6039.