Wabasha-Kellogg Elementary i.t.a. Program

Helping children read!

Our School

Wabasha-Kellogg School District is located in the beautiful Mississippi River Valley in southeastern Minnesota. The district is about thirty miles north of Winona and forty miles south of Red Wing.

The school campus is just outside of Wabasha and serves students from the surrounding area. Wabasha-Kellogg School District serves approximately 300 students at the Elementary Level (PreK-6) and 280 students at the Secondary Level (7-12).

School Year ITA Program

Struggling readers in grades 2-6 are served in the Wabasha-Kellogg ITA program. With a grant from the ITA Foundation, we have two goals: (1) build and strengthen the ITA Program by increasing the number of students served; and (2) expand the program to include a 9th grade English course that uses ITA to remediate reading deficits in older students.

After-School ITA Program

The Wabasha-Kellogg School District also serves struggling readers in the After-School ITA Program. The goal of the program is to make more progress in closing the achievement gap for these struggling readers.

Summer ITA Program

Splash Away the Summer Slide Program provides ITA summer support for at-risk readers. The highlight of the summer program is the ITA writing project, culminating in oral presentations when the students read their completed stories to each other.

The Initial Teaching Alphabet Foundation

The Initial Teaching Alphabet Foundation is a corporation organized under the Membership Corporation Law of the State of New York in March, 1965. The Foundation was formed exclusively for educational and charitable purposes; to promote, maintain and advance education in all its fields, and in particular (but without limiting the generality of the foregoing) by development, standardization, propagation, dissemination, teaching and use of the Initial Teaching Alphabet.

i.t.a. Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the i.t.a. Foundation is to promote literacy by providing independent funding for the development and dissemination of best teaching practices in the use and support of the initial teaching alphabet (i.t.a.).