How long is the program?
A: The program is six weeks long. One day of testing is required on either June 18 or 19, 2012. Special testing can be arranged for either Saturday, June 2 or June 9, 2012. Appointments will be set up during the first week of June. The instructional program officially starts on June 25, 2012 and lasts until July 26, 2012.
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 25, 2012. A $25 discount will be applied to all balances paid in full before April 1, 2012. Reserved spots are not guaranteed after May 25, 2012, 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 25, 2012 deadline must be in the form of cash or money order.
Q: What grade levels is the program for?
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.