Catapult Learning’s Suzanne DeZego, Vice President – Missouri, was recently quoted in a news article focusing on the return and growth of the Missouri Summer Journey program this year. The turnkey summer program provides complete support for districts, including lesson plans, enrollment toolkits, and professional development materials for teachers. The Principal at Confluence Academy Old North Leslie Muhammad, was also quoted about how the fun and engaging enrichment courses have brought back a laughter to the school that was missing during the pandemic.
The Union R-XI School District recently renewed its Summer Journey contract for summer 2018 and has started its student enrollment for the program, which begins in early June. The 2017 program, the first year the district adopted Summer Journey as its summer program, saw increased enrollment (a nearly 100% increase in enrollment from previous summer programs) and significant improvements in testing scores from the pretest at the start of the program to the posttest at its conclusion. A recent article in the emissourian highlights these gains as well as provides more information about the 2018 program.
In its inaugural year with Summer Journey, Union R-XI School District has seen positive results, from enrollment to test scores to budget surplus, according to several recent articles posted on emissourian.com.
The school district saw a 100+% increase in enrollment over its 2016 summer program. More than 1,100 students enrolled in the four-week program. Additionally, the district saw significant increase in summer testing scores from students’ pretests at the start of the program to the posttest at the end of the program. Most recently, the district confirmed a budget surplus as a result of adopting the summer program.
Maryville R-II School District’s Summer Journey program was featured in a recent article in the Maryville Daily Forum, a local newspaper in Maryville, Missouri. The school district, which has run its own summer program in past years, adopted Catapult Learning’s Summer Journey for its 2017 summer school program. The result was a dramatic increase in elementary enrollment, from 195 elementary students in 2016 to 316 elementary students this summer. The 2017 total enrollment—for grades K–9—totaled 434 students.
Union R-XI School District is one of 35 Missouri school districts participating in Summer Journey, Catapult Learning’s summer program that enrolls nearly 25,000 Missouri students each year. The Union School District, which has offered a summer program in the past but adopted Summer Journey for 2017, was recently featured in an article on emissourian.com. The article highlights the district’s significant increase in summer school attendance, to slightly over 1,000 students.
Catapult Learning’s Summer Journey program was recently highlighted in a feature story on KMOV TV St. Louis. Katie Brettschneider, a representative from Northwest School District in High Ridge, Missouri, spoke about the free, full-day Summer Journey program available to students in grades K-8. Brettschneider discussed the program’s many features, including the hands-on activities that keep students engaged and learning through the summer.
Catapult Learning’s Summer Journey program was recently featured in an article on The Lincoln County Journal’s website. The article, “Winfield Summer School to focus on STEM Learning,” highlights the school district’s focus on STEM learning, beginning with Summer Journey’s STEM-focused courses with plans to expand STEM learning to the district’s year-round curriculum beginning in the new school year.
Catapult Missouri, a division of Catapult Learning, Inc., is dedicated to improving academic performance for all students. The Summer Journey program has been used by over 30,500 students in more than 50 Missouri school districts.