In Jerome, Heritage Academy also has full-day kindergarten.
Many students enter school without many pre-reading skills, Superintendent Christine Ivie said. “That all-day kindergarten gives extra time in the afternoon to have more eyes to text. I think that’s a critical thing.”
Last school year, Heritage Academy also adopted a new reading program, Core Knowledge Language Arts.
Plus, the school spends more time with students on reading and extra help, and monitors students’ progress each month.