Summer Learning and Enrichment Program 2020
July 6 to July 31, 2020
July 6 to July 31, 2020
Center School’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Program provides students in grades 1-8 with academic and recreational opportunities to develop and maintain skills, practice effective learning strategies and increase abilities in a warm, welcoming and fun-filled environment. Center School’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Program nurtures students’ confidence and guides them in realizing their potential.
Help your child realize their potential with our summer program!
Each day, students experience two and one quarter hours of Center School’s trusted curriculum. One and one-half hours of language based instruction includes phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing through interactive and computer-based activities. Executive function skills of organization, problem solving and flexible thinking are woven into social games and team activities. Students also participate in a variety of extracurricular programs, changing weekly, including Art, STEM, Fun and fitness to work together, create, discover, and express their originality and creativity in a variety of ways.
If your student is enrolling for all four weeks, and doesn’t currently attend Center School, there is optional pre-camp and post-camp reading testing.
Centering around the balanced literacy model, students in grades 1-3 receive instruction to improve phonemic awareness, phonics, word identification and reading fluency. During the 90 minutes of language based instruction, students interact with a variety of texts to gain an understanding of text structure. Vocabulary is emphasized to develop language and reading skills, and comprehension is explicitly taught. In third grade, students engage more deeply in the reading process. Students learn to focus on a topic when writing and apply writing skills when responding to reading.
During the language arts block, students participate in a variety of activities to improve decoding and encoding skills, including the use of Words Their Way® which allows the teacher to instruct each student at their spelling developmental level. Vocabulary is emphasized, and comprehension focuses on critical thinking and inferential skills. Students develop their writing skills through responding to literature and practicing with creative writing.
Grades 5 & 6
In grades 5 & 6, students practice spelling skills with emphasis on word structure using Words Their Way® which allows the teacher to instruct each student at their spelling developmental level. Students’ vocabulary is developed on a deeper level, and higher level comprehension skills are practiced using a variety of texts while using writing to express understanding.
Grades 7 & 8
Students in grades 7 & 8 also practice spelling skills with emphasis on word structure using Words Their Way®. Similarly, students’ vocabulary is developed on a deeper level, and higher level comprehension skills are practiced using a variety of texts. Writing is practiced to develop greater organization, focus, and content.
For more information call Megan Stalker at (215) 657-2200.
Any cancellation requests made in writing before May 31, 2020 will be refunded less a 10% processing fee.