Mark Your Calendar for Groves Academy's 2015 Summer School!
On the heels of our most successful summer school program ever, Groves Academy is pleased to announce the dates of our Summer School Program for 2015:
Grades 2-8: June 15 through July 10, 2015
Grades 9-12: July 27 through August 7, 2015
Click here to download the 2015 information and registration brochure.
Morning Academic Program for Grades 2-8
"I just want to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU for all the teachers did for our daughter during summer school. In just 4 weeks, you were able to transform her from a child who avoided reading and math to one who came home excited to tell us she could do multiplication and begging us to read with her." - Groves Summer School Parent
"What a change - she now has confidence that she can learn and we are hopeful she will carry the skills forward to the school year. Thanks for all you did for her!" - Groves Summer School Parent
The morning program for grades 2-8 takes place from 9:00am to 12:00pm and includes reading, writing, and math classes, plus recess.
Reading and Spelling Overview
Groves Academy teachers use the Wilson Reading System® to improve student reading and spelling abilities. With an emphasis on direct, sequential, multi-sensory instruction, Wilson teachers use a diagnostic prescriptive approach and tailor instruction to the issues and successes of each student. Based on the tenets of Orton-Gillingham instruction, Wilson is a research-based approach designed to help all students become better readers and spellers.
Teachers use direct instruction to teach sentence and paragraph structure, which includes significant practice with teacher feedback. Instruction focuses on solidifying skills in a direct and sequential manner. Students learn to build and expand simple sentences before they learn paragraph organization and essay writing. The goal is to build a strong foundation upon which more sophisticated written language skills can be developed.
Math can be difficult for students who have learning differences because there are two distinct aspects - computation and conceptualization - involved in mathematical processing. Computation is problematic for students with ADHD or dysgraphia because they have difficulty with the details and sequencing of math problems. Students with conceptual math difficulties often have trouble with the language of mathematics.
The Groves approach to math helps students with both types of issues by providing direct, sequential, and multi-sensory instruction. Students learn both the concepts and the processes of mathematical operations. All classes work with applying mathematical principles in problem solving and critical thinking skills involving word problems.