Mt. Holly Elementary School – Rock Hill, SC


Mt. Holly Elementary School in Rock Hill, SC recently received an award for having the Highest Pass Rate on the state PASS test in the area of ELA for students with disabilities. Mrs. Diane Sligh, resource teacher from Mt. Holly, has used the entire Project Read curriculum since the fall of 2008. Sligh attributes student success to Language Circle/Project Read programs. 

Resource Teacher: Diane Sligh

I implemented Project Read for my students during 2008-2009 and continue to use all three Project Read strands. My students have made significant gains in both reading and writing. I would like to express my complete satisfaction and joy at finding this gem of a program. For the past 25 years, I have used several well-known reading and writing programs to teach my students. However, I have not found a program as effective as the Project Read curriculum.


The Project Read program provides everything that I need to implement a quality reading and writing program. It is a complete package and so easy to use. I love how this program uses the VAKT strategies to actively engage my students in each lesson. This curriculum, which includes a wealth of different language learning activities, is brilliantly designed and tailor-made to fit the needs and learning styles of different children. I have watched struggling readers and writers develop self-confidence, actively participate in class, and become strong, confident readers. I know I will always be a great supporter of this wonderful program.