Longleaf Academy

Fayetteville Academy & Longleaf Academy Collaboration

Longleaf Academy was established in 2013 as a private, non-profit resource program and is a fully accredited instructional program through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham. Through our partnership with Fayetteville Academy,
children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences are able to participate in individualized multisensory
instruction that meet their learning needs for reading, writing and math. Partnering with Fayetteville Academy
enables Cumberland County families and families in surrounding areas to have access to exceptional evidence-based
intervention. By teaming with Longleaf Academy, Fayetteville Academy lower-school student have made more than 40%
growth; statistically, these boys and girls will be ready to enter Fayetteville Academy’s rigorous middle and high school
programs upon completion of Longleaf’s Orton-Gillingham Accredited Instructional Resource Program. Collaborative
services should not stop at the door of the resource room. Our caring Fayetteville Academy lower-school teachers work
in unison with Longleaf’s highly trained Orton-Gillingham practitioners to develop accommodations and differentiated
instructional practices, so students diagnosed with dyslexia are able to fully participate in the general classroom for
other subjects.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach (OG Approach)

The OG Approach is based on more than 75-years of evidence-based research and is the “Gold Standard” multisensory
instructional approaches for children diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
Longleaf Academy teachers are certified at the Academy of Orton-Gillingham’s Classroom Educators’ Level and are highly
trained professional that individualize instruction in a 4:1 student/teacher ratio. Longleaf Academy is a “data-driven”
individualized program based upon the students’ present level of academic performance. Because Longleaf Academy
teachers are trained in OG and supervised by an OG Fellow, these professionals have a deeper understanding of how to
maximize the students learning process to acquire proficiency in reading, written language, and math. Specialized
instruction is key to the students’ success.

Student Criteria & Admission

For admission into Longleaf’s Resource Collaborative Program, students must be enrolled in Fayetteville Academy’s
Lower-School and meet the following intellectual criteria:
• Average or above verbal IQ (100 or higher)
• Diagnosed with dyslexia and/or ADHD by a licensed psychologist
• The diagnostic report must be within the last 3 years

Families interested in applying to the Longleaf Resource Program should contact:
Dawn Burt (dburt@fayacademy.org), Lower-School Director, Fayetteville Academy to tour the
lower school and visit Longleaf’s Resource Program
Jill Dejak (readforlife@earthlink.net), M.Ed. FIT/AOGPE, Executive Director, Longleaf Academy 910-315-8978