Scottish Rite Masons began their commitment to the cause of philanthropy towards children with language disorders more than twenty-five years ago. Since that time 170 Scottish Rite Centers have been located throughout the Southern Jurisdiction. These centers are staffed by speech-language pathologists and other trained personnel.
Children which might have remained educationally handicapped for a lifetime can now talk, read and lead useful lives. Miracles can happen and with skillful evaluations and treatment, miracles are happening in the Scottish Rite Treatment Centers all over America.
About Our NC Clinics
The Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation funds and supports three language learning disabilities and dyslexia clinics in North Carolina. It is through the generous support of our members, sponsors and the general public, that children can seek help to overcome their language - learning disability and or dyslexia.
Our centers are committed to helping children who are exhibiting problems with language development or whose academic progress is being affected by delays in spoken or written language. These children exhibit normal intelligence and demonstrate the potential to achieve. Their delays are not caused by such other primary disabilities as severe as emotional problems, deafness, blindness, or mental retardation.
Since the Childhood Language Learning Center is a charitable project of the North Carolina Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation, there are no fees for these services. All services are available to families regardless of race, creed, color, or handicapping conditions.
- Boone (AppState) RiteCare Clinic
- Greenville (ECU) RiteCare Clinic
- Western Carolina University
- Chapel Hill (UNC Medical Center) Center for Rehabilitation Care
The North Carolina Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation has supported childhood language disorders clinics in Greenville and Boone since 1972. Support from the Foundation has provided professional help for the children of thousands of North Carolina residents.
Academy at Middle Fork
About the Academy
The lab schools were brought into existence in the 2016 short session of the General Assembly. Lawmakers directed the UNC system to create partnerships between universities with educator preparation programs and school systems with a large number of low-performing students. The program's purpose is two-fold: to increase the performance of the students who attend the schools and to give on-the-ground training to current and future teachers and administrators. Nine lab schools will ultimately operate in North Carolina.
The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University has partnered with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to establish the Academy at Middle Fork. The Academy provides a balanced education for children, teachers, principals, and families through the implementation of research-based practices, state of the art literacy instruction, and exemplary classroom instruction and administration. The Academy at Middle Fork will offer services for grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade starting in the Fall of 2018.