While Summer Journey is designed to up to 168 hours of full-day summer programming, it can be customized to fit a district’s academic and scheduling needs. Each day of our summer school academics emphasizes cooperative, project-based learning, cultivating in a discovery process in which students pursue their curiosity, think critically, and take initiative in their learning.
Summer School Academics
Students entering Kindergarten through grade 8 engage in an academically challenging curriculum during the morning session of Summer Journey. Students participate in a theme-based integrated curriculum of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The Early Learner Language Arts and Investigations programs include interactive lessons focusing on the reading and writing process and curriculum that combines math and science. For students in grades 2-8, courses—developed for Primary, Elementary, and Intermediate levels—are aligned to Missouri Learning Standards and focus on student engagement through interactive, project-based lessons.
Instructional Intervention for Struggling Learners
At no extra charge, districts can select math and reading intervention courses to ensure that struggling learners close the achievement gap while increasing students self-confidence and motivation to learn. Districts can choose courses designed to support their struggling learners with systematic and explicit instruction that’s tailored to the unique needs of each student. Built on sound research and instructional best practices, AchieveMath and AchieveReading provide students with targeted instruction that reinforces essential skills while increasing students’ self-confidence and motivation to learn.
Program options include:
- Select one core reading course, its companion core language arts course, and one core math course, plus AchieveMath and Stride Academy.
- Select one core reading course and one core math course, plus AchieveMath and/or AchieveReading and Stride Academy.
Stride Academy: Blended Online Learning for Skills Practice
An online learning program component that combines video lessons and skills practice. With Stride Academy, students earn the opportunity to choose from a series of engaging edugames designed to reward progress and reinforce learning.