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.
Westmark Program Directors design an individualized schedule of course instruction and curriculum for each student, based on each student’s needs and learning profile. Academic instruction will be balanced with strengths-based electives, based on student interest.
- All students will receive a midterm and final progress report.
- All new students will be assessed in Math and Reading prior to summer school in order to determine class placements.
Required for all New Students Westmark’s summer academic program, Summer S.M.A.R.T.S., is REQUIRED for all new students. Enrollment is for 4 hours from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. each day for four weeks, and includes reading, writing, math and one electives course. Each subsequent year, the summer enrollment requirements will be based on student’s need and performance.
Bus transportation is not available during the summer months, however, Westmark will help families arrange carpools as necessary.
Academic Program & TutorialsCost (2017): $4,750 for 4 hours of instruction
**Cost for 2018: TBD
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.
MathThe 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.
- Summer Art Fun!
- Intro to Performing Arts
- Spanish Language and Culture
- Intro to ASL (Students Entering Grades 9-12)
- Advanced Conversational ASL (Students currently enrolled in an ASL Class)
- ASL (Lower and Middle School Students)
Spanish Language and Culture
Advanced Conversational ASL (Students currently enrolled in an ASL Class)
ASL (Lower and Middle School Students)