Registration and Enrollment

Registration and enrollment information for programs offered by the Literacy Centers.


New students are tested before instruction begins. To initiate testing, you will need to complete the following:

Confidential, Objective Evaluation

Before instruction begins, we assess a child's reading ability, strengths, and needs. If we find that he or she has needs other than reading, we will provide a referral to another resource and serve as an advocate for the child if desired.


Parents receive enrollment forms at the time of testing, by U.S. mail, or by completing the forms below. These forms should be completed and returned by the suggested deadline to ensure placement.  Fourteen class sessions are held once a week, either after school or on Saturday mornings for the fall and spring semesters.  Summer classes meet during the day twice a week for six weeks from mid-June through July.  Classes are 90 minutes in length.

Instruction Based on Continuous Assessment

After the initial assessment, we develop a lesson plan to meet each student's situation. Our reading specialist and graduate instructors (experienced teachers completing Wisconsin Certification in the teaching of reading) carry out that plan in individual or small group (less than three students) sessions. Progress is continually evaluated.  Small groups allow us to closely monitor student progress. They also provide opportunities for communication and collaboration, making it easier for students to transfer skills back to the school setting. We do not hesitate to modify a lesson if a student's progress indicates the need.


  • Spring session—Mid-January to mid-May
  • Fall session—September to mid-December
  • Summer session—Mid-June to end of July

Fee Information

To obtain additional fee information, call the main campus in Milwaukee (414) 410-4380 or the Downtown City Center location at (414) 410-4421 or email