June 26 – July 21
(No classes on Tuesday, July 4)
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
OPEN TO WESTMARK AND NON-WESTMARK STUDENTS
Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. specialized curriculum helps Westmark students further strengthen and develop academic skills during the summer months. It also helps students new to Westmark acclimate to Westmark’s programming and campus culture.
based on student interest.
All new students will be assessed in Math and Reading
prior to summer school in order to determine class placements.
Summer S.M.A.R.T.S Parent Orientation:
Wednesday, June 28
Please plan on attending this important orientation session
Cost: $4,750 for 4 hours of instruction
Westmark’s Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. summer academic program builds academic strategic learning skills in core math, reading, and writing content areas, combined with a selection of strength-based electives. General courses include instruction in grade-appropriate requirements including study skills, annotation, and organization.
Students are placed by the program directors in reading, writing and math courses. Instruction is offered in small groups of no more than five students, uniquely tailored to individual student needs and based on each student’s learning profile. Students will also take an elective based on student preference.
Westmark’s expert specialists are highly trained in a variety of research-based teaching methodologies, specifically designed to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences. Our warm, friendly, and supportive environment helps develop confident and engaged learners.
Students enrolled in the Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. program can also take part in Camp Funtime – a full day of academic enrichment and adventure for kids ages 3-13, Younger Summer S.M.A.R.T.S. students can participate in Camp Funtime while preteens can benefit from Camp Funtime’s afternoon Camper in Leadership Training program.
The math courses at the Lower, Middle, and Upper school cater to a student’s needs rather than their grade level. Student assessments are used to determine a program that best supports and challenges each learner. All math programs utilize research-based methodologies and programs to ensure each student's individual needs are met.
The Lower School foundational program is designed to teach mastery of mathematical concepts and to ensure maintenance of concepts learned. In small groups, students learn through hands-on experiences, discussions, explorations, and oral/written practice.
Middle School math topics include basic Middle School math skills such as problem solving, working with fractions, and solving algebraic equations.
Upper School math includeS pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Intro to Geometry.
Designed to improve reading comprehension and text analysis skills, this class teaches students how to use graphic organizers and effective annotating, summarizing, and paraphrasing skills. In addition, students develop comprehensive writing skills – honing key sentence, paragraph and essay writing strategies. This class incorporates the University of Kansas Learning Strategies Curriculum and Jane Schaffer writing methods.
Intro to ASL
for Students Entering Grades 9-12
In this introductory class, Upper School students learn from Westmark’s ASL teacher, Ms. Brigid Ryan about deaf culture and community, as well as the grammar of American Sign Language (ASL). Students develop a basic ASL vocabulary.
Advanced Conversational ASL
for students currently enrolled in an ASL Class
Westmark’s ASL teacher, Ms. Brigid Ryan works with current ASL students to advance their signing ability, fluency and conversational skills. Basic ASL skills are expanded and students: develop their expressive skills to carry on an extensive conversation on everyday topics; summarize a conversation or story; and make a presentation on a given topic; learn to sign songs; learn ASL storytelling; and role-play different scenarios.
for Lower and Middle School Students
In this introductory class for elementary school aged students, Westmark’s ASL teacher, Ms. Brigid Ryan teaches basic ASL vocabulary and grammar using fun and engaging activities, games, stories, movement to music, poetry, and role-playing. Students also learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.