Summer Programs

Please check back on February 1st, 2019 for our summer programming

The Importance of Summer Learning

Summer learning programs can help students improve their academic outcomes. Studies show that vacation from school results in lost knowledge and skills, especially in math and reading (on average, students lose about 2.6 months of gradelevel equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer) (Cooper, 1996). This loss, compounded over time, contributes to the achievement gap between students who require more time to process information and their peers. Longitudinal studies indicate that the effects of summer learning programs endure for at least two years after participation and that students who attend summer learning programs have better outcomes than their peers.

Students who undertake summer learning can:

  • Master material that they did not learn during the previous school year, reverse summer learning loss, and even achieve learning gains
  • Benefit from individualized instruction or coaching
  • Boost/increase their confidence for the next year
  • Establish good work habits
  • Close the achievement gap
  • Develop essential skills and helpful learning strategies
  • Prepare for the next year’s transitions and curriculum
  • Set academic goals for the next year
  • Catch up and learn at their own pace