SOAR Summer Learning Intro

This year, the Grain Valley SOAR Summer Staff is partnering with Fueled by LAUNCH to offer an adaptive, interactive learning experience. The ALEKS Math Academy and Reading Plus Academy will offer students the opportunity to work with adaptive software to increase their abilities in those specific areas. This program modifies the presentation of material in response to student performance, so students’ exact individual needs are met with the course tasks. The best part is we will also offer lab time with a live instructor, so students will get the best of both worlds to increase their learning. Each lab will be held during the normal Summer School schedule, and by attending, the students will receive the equivalent of 50 school days of additional instruction (over a 20 day period) for that subject in a small-group adaptive setting. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to spend time working on the program outside of school hours if desired. Students may choose to do either class, or both. During the time they are not in one of these classes, they will be able to join enrichment classes from the Middle School Summer School Menu. Enrollment information is forthcoming and will be completed electronically, but if you wish to reserve a place in this program now, please contact Craig Hastings using the information below. We hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! If you have any questions, please contact:

Craig Hastings
Summer School Principal

Course Descriptions:

Reading Plus Academy: Specifically designed for students who need extra instruction in Reading, from grades 3-12, this program will be a great way to avoid summer backslide and increase student achievement. The students who are chosen for this opportunity will have smaller class sizes and more individualized instruction. Using adaptive technology in a virtual environment, our instructors will be able to meet students’ specific, individualized needs. Lab time and live instructors are available for additional support.

ALEKS Math Academy: Designed to supplement the Grain Valley Middle School Math curriculum, this program focuses on reinforcing the skills necessary for success in Math class. Using a “back to basics” approach, our instructors will work with students to build their Math skills from the ground up. This program uses adaptive technology in a virtual environment, so precise student needs are met. There will be no jumping ahead to a skill students are not ready for, or monotonous review of skills students have already mastered. Lab time and live instructors are available for additional support.

Classes will be held at Grain Valley South Middle School. Classes are from June 3-28.
 The Summer School Schedule runs from 7:30-2:15, Monday through Friday.

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