Summer Programs

Great Hearts is excited to announce our 2020 Summer Programs! Summer Programs consist of Kinder Readiness for new incoming kindergarten students, Summer School for grades 1st-5th, and Summer Camp for grades 1st-5th.

Dates: June 8th-12th and June 15th-19th

Registration closes at 12:00pm on the dates listed below for each week. No late registrations will be accepted. 

Summer registration deadlines

Registration begins February 10, 2020

Kinder Readiness

The Kindergarten Readiness summer program is designed to help students transition to the classroom community with ease. Students will practice fundamental skills, following directions, and learn teacher expectations. They will learn the joy that comes from learning to demonstrate self-control, build confidence through accomplishing new tasks, and start making new friends. Our veteran teachers will model everything they will need to know about what it means to be a Great Hearts Irving Scholar! Students will wear the Great Hearts Irving school uniform as outlined in the family handbook and bring a snack.

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:45am. The program begins at 8:15am and ends at 12:15pm.

Registration begins February 10, 2020

Summer School: Spalding and Singapore Math

The Spalding & Singapore Summer School is for current and new to Great Hearts students who would benefit from work with experienced Great Hearts teachers.

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:45am. The program begins at 8:15am and ends 12:15pm Monday through Friday. Scholars attending this program have the option to register for Summer Camp for the afternoon at a discounted price.

Current Scholars:

SPALDING- Students will review their understanding of Spalding phonograms through daily OPR (Oral Phonogram Review) and WPR (Written Phonogram Review). Students will set up a Spalding notebook to practice frequently misspelled words, rules, and markings for the previous grade level Ayer’s List. Teachers will challenge students to improve letter formation through daily practice of manuscript and cursive handwriting. Students will also work on reading fluency and decoding to improve overall accuracy and comprehension.

SINGAPORE MATH- Students will use the CPA model (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) to deeply explore the “why” behind challenging math concepts foundational to the previous year’s level. Students will practice basic math facts and explore concepts like number sense, number bonds, place value, word problems, math computation, mental math, fractions, and geometry.

New Scholars:

SPALDING- Teachers will introduce students to Spalding phonograms through daily OPR (Oral Phonogram Review) and  WPR (Written Phonogram Review). Students will set up a Spalding notebook to practice frequently misspelled words, rules, and markings for the previous grade level Ayer’s List. Teachers will challenge students to improve letter formation through daily practice of manuscript and cursive handwriting. Students will also work on reading fluency and decoding to improve overall accuracy and comprehension.

SINGAPORE MATH- Teachers will introduce the CPA model (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) to help students discover the “why” behind challenging math concepts foundational to the previous year’s level. Students will practice basic math facts and explore concepts like number sense, number bonds, place value, word problems, math computation, mental math, fractions, and geometry.

FAQ:

Should I sign my student up for both weeks? While the lesson plans for both weeks will be the same, our teachers will assess those students returning for a second week to ensure they are placed in the best group to meet their needs. Some students may benefit from a second week to master the same material while other students would benefit from a more rigorous challenge.

Can my student stay all day? Yes, while Summer School is only a half-day program, students attending Summer School can register for the afternoon of Summer Camp as an add-on item. Lunch is not provided, so those staying will need to pack a lunch and an afternoon snack.

Summer Camp

Our full day summer camp is reminiscent of traditional camps from our childhood with the same quality you have come to expect from Great Hearts. Each week, scholars will experience hands-on, engaging activities in fine arts, reading, writing, crafts, science, math, and history – all designed to inspire creativity and keep skills sharp over the summer. Each Camp also offers guest presenters, camp songs, and games while fostering lasting friendships.

Week 1 (June 8-12) ~ Seafaring for the Daring

Join us for a week of seafaring, mermaids, pirates, oceanography, and more. Every day, campers will compete in head-to-head style games, learn sea songs, and partake in skits. On the last day, crews will board the ships they built with their own hands and have an epic battle on the high seas. They will also perform songs and camp skits for parents and guests.

Week 2 (June 15-19) ~ Adventure Week

Campers will compete in a plethora of hands-on and problem-solving activities. They will track animals on safari, explore and create their own caves, compete in athletic events, and challenge their survival skills with exciting STEM activities. Campers will also sing songs, play silly games, and perform skits.  Adventure Week will culminate in an Olympics Game Day complete with award ceremony.  Family and friends are encouraged to come and support their campers.

Registration begins February 10, 2020

Registration closes at 12:00pm on the dates listed below for each week. No late registrations will be accepted. 

Summer registration deadlines

For program questions, please contact the Campus Coordinator at: Athenaeum.Irving@GreatHeartsTX.org