Academic Offerings for Grades 9-11 (July 23 - August 3)
Within a small, structured, and supportive environment, our academic offerings provide students with the extra help they need to learn or maintain skills, and get a head start on the upcoming school year.
We are still accepting applications for our 2018 summer programs. Limited space remains in our academic classes for grades 9-11.
"The American ideal of lazy summers filled with fun has an unintended consequence: If students are not engaged in learning over the summer, they lose skills in math and reading. Summers off are one of the most important, yet least acknowledged, causes of underachievement in our schools. Decades of research confirm that summer learning loss is real. According to a report released [in June 2011] by the RAND Corporation, the average summer learning loss in math and reading for American students amounts to one month per year." © New York Times
This class will take an interactive approach to learning or refining mathematical concepts. Concepts encompassing pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry will be covered depending on the needs of the student. Students will learn and practice through direct, multi-sensory instruction at their own level and pace, all while receiving the support and tools they need to be successful.
This interactive class orients students to vital elements of learning and provides strategies designed to improve executive function. Students will complete a learning assessment not only to determine their specific needs and strengths, but also to help them better understand how to maximize their learning. Students will practice methods of note-taking, comprehension enhancement, and explore approaches for organizing materials and time management. Students will also have the opportunity to both learn and use assistive technology to support reading and writing.
This class provides students with the foundational skills needed to be successful in producing written compositions across various content areas. Specific strategies to aid in the prewriting, outlining, revising, and other stages of the writing process will be implemented using a sequential and individualized approach.