Summer at Athena Academy is proud to offer a week-long skills program for dyslexic and twice exceptional students entering grades 1 – 8.
This program is specifically designed, utilizing Athena Academy’s unique teaching approach, to help dyslexic and twice exceptional students build foundational skills for learning.
Our highly trained, dedicated teachers will work with the students on understanding the way their brains work and through multi-sensory, skills-based instruction teach them to use their visual-spatial strengths when learning. The incorporation of our project-based curriculum will engage the students with meaningful and fun content that will allow them to apply the skills being taught.
Through engaging hands-on projects in our Makerspace your dyslexic thinkers can explore their passions and build on their strengths while getting the summer boost they need to find success in school.
In past years, our summer students have…
-Reignited their love of writing by creating and performing their own play.
-Gained a deeper understanding of linguistics by developing their own new language.
-Practiced using ratios by creating tie dye shirts.
-Explored area and perimeter by building their own garden boxes.
-Studied states of matter and experimented with a pool full of oobleck.
-Practiced using the design process by building elaborate marble roller coasters.
-Grew their executive functioning skills by being in control of their own learning.
The safety of your child and of Athena Academy staff is our absolute top priority. We anticipate that this summer we will still have restrictions due to COVID-19 and are planning accordingly.
Our Covid-19 Safe Camp plan put in place for summer 2020 can be reviewed here. Summer Covid-19 Procedures. We very successfully ran two weeks of in-person summer camp in 2020 and three weeks of camp in 2021. As we are provided with more direction by the county and state we will update our procedures.
"Summer at Athena Academy was a fantastic program for my dyslexic child. He was able to learn reading, writing, and math strategies that he uses to this day. The small classes allowed him to make friends quickly and connect with his teachers. The fact that he came home each day talking about how much fun he had was a huge bonus. Just what we were looking for!" – Parent of 3rd grade child
"My daughter has been to summer school at Athena for a couple of years, and she always enjoys it. Last year, during the pandemic, was a little different with all the protocols in place and masks on etc. Even so, she really enjoyed the in-person interaction with teachers and classmates it was a great way to meet new children. As always, the teachers were amazing, and I felt very comfortable having her there." – Parent of 5th grade child
"The summer program at Athena Academy was everything we didn't know we needed. We tried several summer programs over the years and this was the one and only program that our daughter came home smiling and excited to go back! Summer "school" was finally not a struggle. She was actually learning while getting to know like-minded kids and teachers who understood her. She truly found where she belonged at Athena." – Parent of 7th grade child
"So happy we found Athena Academy camp. My son looks forward to camp every year and always has so many positive things to say after. They have a great curriculum with many hands-on learning activities!" – Parent of 3rd grade child