Students entering kindergarten through fifth grade will be grouped by grade level to review reading, writing and math skills necessary for grade level success. An additional reading course is being offered for students entering grades 6-8.
*Book Clubs will be formed as part of each group.
*Class will be held from 5:30pm - 7:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays.
*Classes begin June 12 and end July 31. No classes will be held the week of July 4.
*A certified teacher will provide active, engaging lessons built around grade level standards and expectations.
*Targeted lessons will prevent children from regressing and promote growth during the summer months.
*Homework will be assigned to further enhance student achievement and parents will be notified of student growth, expectations and assignments via Tutor Panel.
The purpose of this program is to prevent Summer Slide. "The phenomenon was studied extensively by Johns Hopkins University researchers Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson (2007), whose longitudinal study tracked Baltimore students from 1st grade through age 22 and found that 80% of the achievement gap between age 1 and 22 can be attributed to summer months. More recent findings have reached equally alarming conclusions. In a comprehensive analysis published by the RAND Corporation, McCombs and colleagues (2011) note that elementary students' performance falls by about a month during the summer. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a collaborative effort among dozens of foundations, lists summer learning loss as one of the three major obstacles to reading proficiency at the end of 3rd grade (Gewertz, 2011)." For the complete article go to http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec11/vol69/num04/Slowing-the-Summer-Slide.aspx
Many families vacation during the summer. As a result, missed activities and lessons can be provided at parent request but classes cannot be prorated due to high demand. These classes do fill up quickly and class sizes are very limited to ensure program fidelity. Registration will close online. There are no sibling discounts. If registration is closed, please contact the office at 341-1400 to be placed on a waiting list.