Celebrate Dyslexia to open specialized charter school in San Antonio
A new charter school focused on serving students with dyslexia and help teachers learn how to better serve students with learning differences received approval by San Antonio officials to begin a year of planning prior to opening in the 2024-2025 school year. The school will have therapists in every classroom, embedded in learning across the entire school day. The new school will have a special focus on serving bilingual students, with bilingual dyslexia therapists on staff.
“A lot of times [dual language students] are misidentified because parents will be told ‘Oh, it’s a language issue,’ where it is dyslexia and need intervention supports,” said Jasmine Dean, the founder of the nonprofit that is opening the school. Dean, who has dyslexia herself, also has three sons with dyslexia.