Summer Program: June 29 - August 9, 2014
Ages 10 - 15 Summer Program
Maplebrook School’s Summer Program embraces the idea that not all students learn the same and that the summer months can cause a student to lose critical academic skills. Research shows that the few months of loss in reading and math skills over the summer months compounds over the years. Experience tells us that after students attend Maplebrook’s Summer Program and benefit from the structure and support, they return to school in the fall ready to “hit the ground running."
Academic Program: Ages 10-15
Highly trained faculty use programs such as Wilson Reading, Renaissance Math, IXL Math and Accelerated Reader to create specialized classes that will help prevent the regression of key academic skills. These classes will not only interest the student, but will help them maintain those skills acquired during the school year. Through a multi-sensory approach and the assistance of technology, students will gain the confidence needed to succeed.
Afternoons and evenings are dedicated to the fun side of summer. Maplebrook’s Summer Program is an ideal way for students to tap into their love of music, computers, sports, cooking and arts. The latest technology is used to capture summer memories through digital photography or writing a summer blog with their friends. Finally, students engage in those timeless summer activities such as hiking, making s’mores in front of a campfire and cheering on the local minor league baseball team to victory.
Postsecondary Program: Ages 16-21
For students who are of working age and exploring career options, this program is for you. It is the perfect solution for the student who is not sure what career path to take. Mornings are dedicated to academics such as reading, personal finance and occupational studies.
Afternoons afford the students the opportunity to engage in career exploration through the experiential learning model. Vocational placements such as in animal care, food service, retailing and child care have given the students invaluable work experience and allowed them discover new interests.
Special Trips & Travel for All Students
Who said learning can’t be fun? The travel component of this summer’s program will be taking students to explore the culture of New York City by eating in Little Italy, touring Chinatown and visiting the Freedom Tower. They will engage in hands-on experiments at the Museum of Science and meet the new species of animals at the New England Aquarium in Boston and enjoy the thrills of Hershey Park and the ever-popular Six Flags.
Maplebrook’s Summer Program has the perfect balance of academic remediation, independent living skills, social opportunities and fun.