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Summer learning.

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Unlimited learning.

Unlimited fun!

Thematic literacy. Project-based learning. Enrichment. And recreation. It’s all part of our comprehensive summer learning program! We also partner with the Youth One Book, One Denver campaign to enhance our literacy curriculum.

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Whatever the theme for Youth One Book, One Denver, the academic block will help students increase their literacy skills through participation in:

 

  • Targeted phonics interventions, including sound-blending, word de-coding, and vocabulary building.
  • Guided reading, which provides “significant and positive impact” for struggling readers.
  • Shared reading, which promotes vocabulary development, and comprehension, and
  • Project-based learning, a student-driven approach that deepens content learning and increases student engagement.

 

For children in underserved communities, summer is typically a time of learning loss. While students from more affluent families lose little academically over the summer (and may continue to make gains), children of lower socio-economic status tend to lose 2 to 3 months of academic skills over the summer break. And this loss is cumulative – so by the time they begin fifth grade, underserved students may be a full year or more behind their more affluent peers.

 

Scholars Unlimited’s summer program doesn’t just stop this “summer slide” — it helps our students make academic gains over the summer break.

Afternoons were filled with more hands-on learning, field trips, and recreation activities. This robust array of activities helps kids broaden their knowledge of the world beyond their neighborhoods. It enables kids to explore a variety of new activities. And helps students develop skills essential for ongoing success – including the ability to build positive relationships and to work collaboratively toward common goals.