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Armstrong School

 

 

 

Who We Teach

We teach students from the greater Bay Area who:
  • Have Dyslexia and experience difficulty with basic reading, spelling, and writing skills
  • May have related challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, executive functioning, auditory processing, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia 
Our students’ strengths: 
  • Intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Outside-the-box thinkers
  • Resiliency
  • Self-advocacy

You can do anything you set your mind to and to be proud of who you are.


 Seventh grade was very difficult for me.  I was challenged to do academic things that I could not handle. Too much was asked of me and I wasn’t given the appropriate accommodations to meet my needs.  I fell so far behind that my teachers were doubtful that I could ever catch up. I tried my best to prove them wrong, but I just couldn't. Then I realized that I really did need help and that the school I was at wasn’t a good fit for me for my last year. I shadowed at CAS, and I realized that I needed to come back.

 

Here I am, and I just wanted to thank this school for everything. When I was little, the teachers at CAS taught me about how my brain worked, what made me special, and they helped me to be confident who I am. Without this school, I would be someone much different. I would be quiet, shy, and hate school. I can't imagine being anywhere else for 8th grade.

 

I am so proud of who I am, someone who I never knew I could be. I always thought I would never be someone who would know the answer or someone who put herself out there. I can’t believe that this is who I am. The kid who tries to have her hand up first, the kid that doesn’t believe she is stupid, the kid that loves to learn. 

Nat Traub
Excerpt from her 8th grade graduation from Charles Armstong School, 2015