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Give Your Child an Academic Boost!
At Pinnacle, we know that "Summer Learning Loss" (SLL) is not a myth. Students lose considerable momentum when they are away from school during summer vacation. Many need ongoing remedial assistance to maintain their progress and others need continued enrichment to maintain their level of academic achievement.
When they return to school in late August or early September, many students, have shed a sizable portion of what they learned by May - a full month's worth.
We provide personalized summer workshops for middle school students allowing for a variety of personal academic enrichment opportunities.
Summer Academic Workshops are two-week sessions for students in middle school (entering grade 7 through summer following grade 8). Each 90-minute session will include a lecture, group and individual instruction.
Small sessions focus on addressing each child's most pressing educational needs, in order to maintain or improve academic progress.
I. Writing Skills Workshop
Students receive instruction in narrowing possible topics and developing a thesis, organizing support and details, transferring ideas on to the page, and proofreading and editing for clarity. Ample practice and direct one-on-one support are provided in all areas throughout the workshop. In addition, basic writing conventions are covered to enhance each student's ability to write clearly and concisely.
During the workshop each student will:
Critically analyze and identify the key elements of a variety of essay.
Learn to utilize methods to effectively organize and focus topic and detail ideas.
Acquire a systematic framework that can be applied to written assignments.
Learn proofreading and editing techniques to enhance writing compositions.
Develop positive writing habits to enhance success in every academic class.
This course is designed to improve fundamental writing techniques with focus on grammatical principles, sentence structure, paragraph development, transition sentences, and organizational skills in essay and writing composition. Writing assignments will be provided reviewed and critiqued.
II. Reading Comprehension/Literature Workshop
Students receive instruction in applying active reading strategies. Instruction focuses on developing, refining, strengthening and enhancing existing reading comprehension skills.
Assigned reading followed by classroom discussions. There will be a focus and emphasis on poetry, periodicals and short essays.
III. Math Skills Workshop
Students receive instruction on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement ratios and proportions percents and geometry, algebraic concepts, table, graphs and chart analysis.
Strategies are provided to help students problem-solve, communicate, and reason mathematically.
IV. Study & Learning Skills Workshop
This workshop covers all the essentials, including time management, organization, note-taking, memorization and study techniques, homework skills and techniques, and test-taking strategies.
We provide skill maintenance while developing strategies and habits that help maximize learning.