The Northport-East Northport School District has expanded their Summer Learning Program, allowing any student in grades K-8 to enroll for one or both of the two-week learning sessions. The program focuses on reading and math, with students maintaining the skills they learned over the previous school year.
With just a few students per class, individualized attention and focused lessons are administered by teachers. The district’s practice of providing a morning meeting for students is also continuing into the summer, giving students an opportunity each morning to ease into the school day with a positive mindset.
“Our hope for this program is to create an engaging environment that helps our students maintain progress and provide multi-sensory activities that target individual student needs,” said Lindsey Andersen, Principal of the Summer Learning Program. “Students are able to engage beyond the traditional classroom, as teachers work hard to embrace the spirit of summer while providing fun and engaging ways to reinforce reading and math skills,” she added.
Unlike past years, the 2021 program is being offered both in-person and virtually, allowing any student to participate regardless of their preferred instructional model. The district also expanded beyond their traditional reading support, adding math to the curriculum as well. Over 200 students are participating in the program, with many students enrolled in both two-week sessions for a total of four weeks of summer learning.
The district also provided “At-Your-Own-Pace Summer Learning Calendars” for all students in grades K-5, and grades 6-8 have the opportunity to engage with grade level specific choice boards throughout the summer as well.