FAQ

How long is the program?
A: The program is six weeks long. Regular testing will be held the week of June 23, 2014. Specially arranged testing will be held on three consecutive Saturdays, June 7, 14, and 21, 2014.

Q: What time is the program?
A: Classes start promptly at 8:45am (students should be there at 8:30am) and end at 12pm (noon), Monday through Thursday.  Lunch is not served, however you are welcome to provide your child with a snack to bring with him/her.

Q: What is the fee?
A: The complete program fee is $525.  A $75 non-refundable registration fee for each child is due at the time of application.  This is applied to the total cost of the program.

Q: Is there a discount for multiple children from one family?
A: Yes, there is a $100 reduction in the $525 fee for every additional child from the same family.

Q: When is the total amount due?
A: May 23, 2014. A $25 discount will be applied to all balances paid in full before April 1, 2014. Reserved spots are not guaranteed after May 23, 2014, if full balance has not been paid.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, check or money order, however any monies paid after the May 23, 2014 deadline must be in the form of cash or money order.

Q: What grade levels is the program for?
A: K-9

Q: Does the program emphasize fluency?
A: Yes, fluency is one of the major areas that is emphasized.  The key to our work with fluency is its connection to comprehension and thoughtful response.

Q: Does the program emphasize phonemic awareness and phonics?
A: Yes, both phonemic awareness and phonics are incorporated into the instructional program.  The emphasis for all skill development is its connection to real reading; skills are developed in meaningful contexts. 

Q: Does the program emphasize writing?
A: Yes, writing is one of the major areas that is emphasized.  Some writing projects foster creativity while others are linked with guided instruction.

Q: Where do students tend to make the greatest progress?
A: We have a philosophy of integrated learning so while we tend to show great gains in comprehension, word recognition and vocabulary development are taught in conjunction with comprehension.