Summer S.M.A.R.T.S., Westmark School’s summer academic program for students in grades 1–12, offers specialized curriculum based on each student’s needs and learning profile. Small class sizes incorporate Westmark’s research-based teaching methodologies designed for students who have diagnosed language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. is open to both Westmark and non-Westmark students. Program directors build a curriculum customized to each student.
What makes Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. stand out?
“Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. is taught by highly trained professionals who offer remediation to students who have learning differences. All of our methodologies are designed to support struggling learners. Students build their academic strategic learning skills with one hour each of writing, reading and math instruction and also take a strengths-based elective class. Each student is placed to specifically target their area of academic need. Class sizes are small, ensuring that each student receives the attention and support necessary to be successful.”
What do students love most about your program ?
“First and foremost, students feel understood and find success—often for the first time in an academic environment. Students look forward to attending summer school each day because they are in a casual, nurturing environment that understands who they are as learners, celebrates their strengths and supports their challenges. Typically within the first couple of days in Summer S.M.A.R.T.S., students experience success and begin to enjoy learning again. This opens new possibilities of what they can achieve, which in turn builds their self-confidence—both in and out of the classroom.”
Tell us some recent student success stories.
“Both Westmark and non-Westmark students benefit from Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. We frequently hear from grateful parents hear how their student’s ‘abilities increased exponentially over the four weeks he was in Summer S.M.A.R.T.S.,’ that new Westmark students ‘met some of the other new kids so they didn’t feel like strangers when they started school,’ and how Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. reading program has ‘made a huge difference in my son’s reading ability, self-confidence and self-esteem … and has truly changed his life.’ These happy parents say it all.”
How do parents register their children for Summer S.M.A.R.T.S.?
“Registration is open online at westmarkschool.org/SummerSMARTS.”