+ Verticy Learning: Home Schooling With Orton-Gillingham

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Verticy Learning is a joint initiative of Jemicy School and Calvert School.

According to the web site, Verticy Learning’s  academic program is ready for elementary and middle school students who struggle with reading, writing and spelling. 

Verticy Learning is the complete home-based academic solution specifically designed to address the needs of students with language-based learning differences.

The Verticy Learning program features Orton-Gillingham and multi-sensory learning strategies, flexible pacing by subject, and technology-based tools combined to assist students in overcoming obstacles to learning. 


The Jemicy School has educated bright, college-bound students who struggle to reach their pull potential in traditional academic programs. 

Jemicy’s highly trained, experienced faculty is proficient in various multi-sensory learning methods that have been proven in their classrooms year after year.  These methods are highly successful in helping students with dyslexia and other LLDs learn how to read, write and spell despite their learning differences.

Calvert School has stood for the best in home education for over a century.  The school prides itself on providing the finest curriculum, superior support and the best resources. 

Since 1906, Calvert School has helped parents deliver an expert home-based education. 

Calvert combines time tested curriculum materials with high-quality, innovative computer-based technology to educate students in a 21st century learning environment. 

Now Verticy leverages Calvert School’s expertise in home education to empower parents to deliver instruction with confidence.

Verticy Learning

The program empowers parents and teachers to deliver specialized instruction:

  • Course materials for a full year of instruction
  • Lesson manuals with a daily lesson plan
  • Online resources to support offline activities
  • Personal support from professional teachers
  • Additional options for enhanced support

In addition, flexible placement across four areas creates a custom experience: phonics/spelling; grammar composition; math; core subjects [science, history, literature, geography, computer skills and art.

Online and Multimedia Resources

Verticy Learning offers web-based instructional tools which are essential to success:

  • My Verticy
  • Kidspiration or Inspiration
  • Raz-Kids
  • Reading a-z
  • Bookshare
  • Aha! Math
  • Kurzweil (optional)
  • Phoneme audio library
  • Parent training video

And families all around the world are never alone with Verticy Learning. 

Educational Counselors and LLD Specialists available are experienced teachers.  They offer parents and students ongoing support throughout the year.  Every family enrolled in Verticy Learning may contact them via phone, e-mail, or through live chat to get answers to curriculum questions.

Education counselors help parents address any concerns that arise by offering alternative teaching strategies and other practical advice. 

And each course also includes a DVD with a teacher and student modeling the actual teaching techniques employed in the course.

Families may choose to enhance their academic support through the Verticy Advisory Teaching Service (ATS).  ATS is available to all Verticy students.

Through correspondence, students and parents will develop a relationship with an Advisory Teacher every 20 lessons.  The Advisory Teacher grades each student’s tests, and offers corrections, support, and encouragement. 

Enrollment in ATS includes a certificate of completion and an official transcript.

Verticy Live Tutor provides live, one-to-one interactive tutoring session via computer.  Live Tutor is conducted by learning specialists and is available to all Verticy students in 3- minute sessions.

Supplemental Learning programs are available.

The Verticy Learning curriculum is available as a comprehensive curriculum program (all subject areas).  It can also be a supplemental program focusing on phonics/spelling, grammar/composition, and/or mathematics.  

The supplemental programs can be used in a variety of ways: at home after school, with a tutor, in a school classroom or reading room, or as part of a complete curriculum for home learners.

And each supplemental enrollment still includes all of the personal support of Verticy education counselors and learning specialists.

The Verticy Learning Website is http://www.verticylearning.org.  For more information contact Kenneth Karpay kkarpay@calvertservices.org or phone 443-799-5658. 

 tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021  or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com


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