Summer Enrichment Program

At CAI Learning Academy we are committed to ensuring our students achieve their potential. The Summer Enrichment Program helps us meet this objective. Through this program:

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We prepare incoming Kindergarten students

for our full day Kindergarten program by teaching them basic student etiquette, helping them ease into a full day away from mom and dad, allowing them to establish meaningful relationships with their teaching staff and peers and exposing them to school work prior to actually entering Kindergarten.

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We work to prevent Summer Learning Loss

also known as Summer Slide with students that struggle academically. Our Summer Enrichment Program environment offers students additional time and practice to master subjects and in doing so builds their confidence.

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We provide enrichment opportunities

to advanced students to develop their capabilities more fully and engage them as student leaders.

Who Can Participate?

To accomplish the program objectives, each summer we will require all students entering our Kindergarten program to attend the free 5-week program. Additionally, because the transition into a new school can be overwhelming for a child, we encourage any student new to the CAI Learning Academy family who will be entering 1st - 5th grades to also participate.

As the regular school year comes to an end in mid-June, classroom teachers will meet to discuss the academic performance of all students. At this time, students who require additional opportunities to learn and practice essential skills in reading and math will be identified and invited to participate in the summer program. Selection for participation in the 1st - 5th grade summer program will be based solely on academic need.

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Participation Guidelines and Requirements

With the exception of incoming Kindergarteners, at this time participation in this program is not mandatory; however, students who sign up will be expected to attend the whole five weeks of the Summer Program. Exceptions will be made for family vacations that are approved in advance of the start of the Program. Students who miss more than five non-approved days of the Summer Program will not be eligible to participate in Field Trip Fridays.

All students entering our Kindergarten program or who are new to the school will be required to participate in the 5 week summer program.

  • PROGRAM DATES: June 28th, 2021 - July 30th, 2021
  • PROGRAM DAYS: Monday - Friday
  • HOURS: 8:30 AM - 12 PM

*The Summer program will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the July 4th holiday.

GRAB & GO LUNCH SERVICE

Bagged lunches will be provided to students at dismissal each day.

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Summer Program Enrollment

If you enrolled your child at CAI Learning Academy for the upcoming school year and did not receive an enrollment application for the summer program, please contact the Main Office at 610-841-3588

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Disclaimer

If your child will not be returning to CAI Learning Academy for the 2020 - 2021 school year, he/she WILL NOT be eligible to participate in the Summer Program.

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No Cost to Participate

however, this program is for CAI Learning Academy students only. As a result, there will be a $300.00 fee charged to any student who participates in the Summer Program and then officially disenrolls from CAI Learning Academy for the 2020 - 2021 school year. The parent(s) or guardian(s) will be responsible for paying the $300.00 fine, which is associated with the operating expenses of the program.

Our Weekly Field Trips

Field trips will typically take place on Fridays. Information regarding these trips will be sent home prior to the start of the Summer Program.

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Program Structure and Academics

Students Entering Kindergarten

Students entering kindergarten will work on essential skills they will need when they start school in the fall. These students, who may not have previously attended preschool, are attending a summer bridge program aimed at providing a crash course on all things kindergarten. Our focus is on developing skills children need to succeed in the classroom, for example, how to wait your turn, raise a hand to answer a question or ask for help, play cooperatively with classmates, and handle time away from family.

Academically, students will have an opportunity to learn the alphabet and their numbers in a fun interactive way. They will also be introduced to apps that they will be using during the regular school year. Lastly, they will have the opportunity to create friendships with students in the 1st - 5th grades through a variety of school wide activities and weekly field trips.

Students Entering Grades 1-5

During the Summer Program, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will continue to work on skills in language arts and math. They will also continue to be challenged using Educational Technology. There will be weekly themes centered around S.T.E.A.M. learning that will connect with our core curriculum in fun and engaging ways. Students will also be able to participate in weekly Friday Field Trips around the Lehigh Valley!