Summer Academy 2017

The Reading and Math Advantage is designed as a summer enrichment program.
Participants join with other students to strengthen skills sometimes lost over the summer vacation.

The Reading and Math Advantage is a child-centered program; offering skilled instruction in a rich, enjoyable, loving and social atmosphere.

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Program Schedule

  • One session – 4 weeks: June 5, 2017 through June 29, 2017
  • 8am – 11:10 pm ( 48 hours of instruction)
  • Monday through Thursday
  • Grades 1-8 (as of August 2017)
  • Reading and Math emphasis
    (Both Remediation and Advanced levels of instruction.)

Grade Level Schedule

Grades 1-5

  • Reading

    8:00 – 9:30

  •  Math

    9:40 – 11:10

Grades 6-8

  • Reading Remediation
    8:00 – 9:30
  • Reading Acceleration
    9:40 – 11:10

Grades 6-8

  • Math Acceleration
    8:00 – 9:30

  • Math Remediation
    9:40 – 11:10


Students entering first through eighth grades are eligible for the program. Once accepted, students are grouped according to age and/or ability.

Class size will be no more than 10 students so that reading and math discussions, creative lessons and individualized instruction are possible.

The Reading Advantage

If your child likes to read, the Reading Program will help him/her “fall in love” with reading. If reading is a challenge, the Reading Program will broaden your child’s perception of reading and make it more enjoyable. The Reading Program fosters vocabulary development, creativity and critical thinking. The program also includes creative writing, keys to reading mechanics, computer challenges and will include both a remedial and accelerated curriculum.

The Math Advantage

The math program has a direct, skill-based curriculum. The program includes opportunities for computer-assisted instruction and drill as well as critical thinking and problem solving strategies.

The Math Program is designed for students with a love of math and those who could benefit from additional instruction over summer vacation.

Schedule of Fees

Each Reading and Math Advantage class is held Monday through Thursday during the month of June. Class time is one and one half hours per subject. Reading classes begin at 8 am and Math classes begin at 9:40 am. Students have the opportunity to complete 48 hours of instruction.

The cost of the program is $350.00 for one subject and $595.00 for two subjects. A 10% discount will be given for siblings. There is a non-refundable $25 per student registration fee payable at the time of registration.

The Director

JoAnne Rickard began her teaching career in 1978. She has taught in Wales, UK, Los Angeles, CA, and in New Mexico.

She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and developmental understanding.

In addition, teachers from St. Thomas Aquinas School and surrounding educational institutions will offer their expertise to our summer school program this year.