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Educational l Enriching l Exciting June 3 - June 28 Rising 1st-6th graders

300 Grimes Bridge Rd., Roswell, GA 30075 l 678.205.4988 l www.swiftschool.com email cstewart@swiftschool.com for more information


Swift Summer Explorations Educational l Enriching l Exciting

Thank you for your interest in Swift Summer Explorations, an enriching summer program at Swift School. We are excited about the programs offered this summer and hope your child(ren) will join us.

Swift School offers academic programs for rising 1st-6th grade students. Summertime is a great time for maintaining skills and enhancing skills and concepts taught during the academic year. Highly skilled and experienced Swift teachers stimulate a love of reading and writing in children. Enriching Explorations programs are offered each afternoon to give your child the opportunity to tap into their own creativity and to find interests and talents in non-academic areas.

In our summer programs, we offer academic and recreational programming for students currently enrolled at Swift, as well as students enrolled in other schools and programs. The quality of Swift’s regular program distinguishes our summer programs.

We look forward to seeing you this summer! Complete and return the application included in the centerfold. Payment is due with registration. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Come learn and play with us!

Caroline Stewart, Director of Summer Programming cstewart@swiftschool.com, 678.205.4988


LanguageExplorations 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 1st - 2nd

Young learners benefit significantly from continued contact with academic learning as their abilities broaden in small classes taught by experienced and talented teachers. The highly respected Orton-Gillingham Approach to written language, and practice with written expression are at the core of the Language Explorations summer experience. Exciting activities in art round out this exciting multi-sensory experience and make it fun-filled and dynamic. *This program is highly recommended for students entering Swift’s first and second grades.

Sample Schedule 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Arrival and Calendar Time

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Reading Development

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Art

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Snack Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Writing

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Reading Projects

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oral Reading

Enrollment Three Weeks :: June 3 - June 21 Early Bird Tuition : $1,150 (Tuition fee prior to April 15) Regular Tuition: $1,250 (Tuition fee after April 15)

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LiteratureandWriting Explorations 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 3rd - 6th

This program’s focus is to instill confidence in the writing process and an enjoyment for reading. Students will learn how to organize their thoughts before writing and receive proofreading assistance to produce a polished final product. Students will enjoy reading orally and will satisfy summer reading requirements. They will also have the opportunity to respond to readings through webs, drawings, and summaries. *This program is highly recommended for students entering Swift’s third through sixth grades.

Sample Schedule 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Individual Work

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Summer Reading

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Reading Comprehension

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Snack Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Art

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Writing

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oral Reading

Enrollment Three Weeks :: June 3 - June 21 Early Bird Tuition : $1,150 (Tuition fee prior to April 15) Regular Tuition: $1,250 (Tuition fee after April 15)

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DigitalLearningExplorations 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 4th - 5th

Designed to focus on the remediation of reading and writing skills for students through the middle school years, this program uses digital learning tools to build written expression, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. Through the use of digital media in the form of a novel students use story mapping strategies, web techniques and other strategies to express their appreciation of the content. Excitement builds as students learn to use the power of technology to assist their learning needs.

Sample Schedule 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Summer Reading

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Writing

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Snack Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Independent Project

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Art

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oral Reading

Enrollment Three Weeks :: June 3 - June 21 Early Bird Tuition : $1,150 (Tuition fee prior to April 15) Regular Tuition: $1,250 (Tuition fee after April 15)

*This program is particularly recommended for students entering Swift and for those continuing students who will benefit from continued exposure to Swift instructional methodologies.

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LanguageExplorations

DigitalLearningExplorations

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 1st - 2nd

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 4th - 5th

Educational l Enriching l Exciting

LiteratureandWriting Explorations 7 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 3rd - 5th

EnrichingExplorations 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. l Rising 1st - 6th


MathExplorations 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 3rd - 6th

Sums, differences, products, quotients…oh my! Stimulating the left brain; that’s part of the fun of this course. Students will surely gain a ‘ton’ of understanding and a little edge with basic mathematical facts as well as gain tremendous knowledge by the application of measurement tools in real-world situations. Come and join the fun!

Sample Schedule 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Independent Work

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Projects

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Snack and Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Art

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Projects

12:25 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Debrief/Share Projects/Exchange Ideas

12:30 p.m. Dismissal

Enrollment One Week :: June 24-28 Early Bird Tuition : $500 (Tuition fee prior to April 15) Regular Tuition: $550 (Tuition fee after April 15)

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EnrichingExplorations 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. l Rising 1st - 6th

Afternoons ARE for Fun! Stay for the fun of it! Each week of Swift Explorations offers different fun oriented afternoon activities. If your camper attends a morning session and stays for Enriching Explorations, he or she should carry a sack lunch. Enriching Explorations programs are offered on a weekly basis and some of the offerings are repeated on multiple weeks during the summer programming. Enriching Afternoons is all about exploring old interests and finding new opportunities for fun-filled learning. We reserve the right to eliminate offerings based on minimum enrollment requirements.

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EnrichingExplorations 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. l Rising 1st - 6th Rembrandt and Picasso

Need for Speed! (June 17-21)

(June 3-7 also offered June 17-21)

2nd-6th Grades

All Ages

Cost: $200 per week

Cost: $200 per week

If you are fascinated by space and

Line, color, texture, dimension… It’s

thrilled by speed it’s high time you

amazing what art takes form when

experience rocket propulsion for

youngsters are given the tools to

yourself! Come join aerospace

create something from a blank

engineer and STEM instructor, Kevin

space! Come and create your own

Howard, on a high flying adventure,

masterpiece.

filled with hands-on demos, challenges, and amazing projects

Air Command (June 10-14)

that are guaranteed to light a fire of

2nd-6th Grades

experimental inspiration to last the

Cost: $200 per week

rest of the summer

Have you ever wanted to fly? Well stop dreaming and start

Floating on Air (June 24-28)

experimenting! Kick off your summer

2nd-6th grades

exploring the hows and whys of

Cost: $200 per week

everything from ornithopters to

From boomerangs to helicopters to

hypersonics with STEM instructor and

hovercraft to maple seeds, this week

aerospace engineer, Kevin Howard!

is going to be chock full of unusual

This one week spree of teamwork,

flying machines, neat projects, fun

brain storming, playing, and building

demos, and sky high challenges.

is sure to get your creative juices

So if you ever wanted to get your

flowing and your prize creations

hands and mind on the stuff of

soaring. When we’re through, you

science fiction, here’s your chance

won’t just dream of flying machines,

with aerospace engineer and STEM

you’ll be designing them!

instructor, Kevin Howard! 10


EnrichingExplorations 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. l Rising 1st - 6th Abracadabra! (June 10-14)

In the Still of the Night (June 24-28)

3rd-6th Grades

2nd-6th grades

Everyone can be a magician at

Cost: $200 per week

this camp. Multi-sensory learning

Still life is the staple of every artist.

through magic tricks will surely

Learn to draw a wonderful variety

be a memorable experience. A

of still lifes from fruit bowls to sports

performance at the end of the week

equipment and even a favorite pet.

will allow the magicians to show off BRICKS4KIDZ LEGO® Engineering-

what they learn.

Animal “Grossology” Camp Tempting Treats (June 10-14)

(June 3-7)

All Ages

All Ages

Cost: $200 per week

Cost: $200 per week

Each day will be filled with culinary

If you’re fascinated by the weird but

summer delights. All no-bake recipes

true, wild and wacky, gross and yucky,

are being cooked up!

then this is the camp for you! Spend the week discovering the zany biology

Hip Hop. Don’t Stop.

of our animal friends. Each day we’ll

(June 3-7 also offered June 17-21)

explore fascinating facts about

All Ages

the animal kingdom, focusing on a

Cost: $200 per week

“creature of the day”. Build a different

Now students can learn to dance just

animal model each day and fill your

like their favorite performer! This camp

very own “Animal Grossology” booklet

is high energy at its best. No need to

with crazy and cool facts you learn,

have experience; just come with a

complete with a picture of each

good attitude and be ready to move.

model, to become a certified Bricks 4 Kidz Grossology. All Campers take home a custom mini-figure. 11


EnrichingExplorations 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. l Rising 1st - 6th

Come Join Us! Enriching Explorations Weekly Schedule June 3-7

June 10-14

June 17-21

June 24-28

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Rembrandt &

Abracadabra!

Rembrandt &

Floating on Air

Picasso Hip Hop.

Picasso Air Command

Need for Speed!

Don’t Stop. LEGO®

In the Still of the Night

Tempting Treats

Hip Hop.

Grossology

Don’t Stop

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FrequentlyAskedQuestions Educational l Enriching l Exciting

Can I just sign up for a couple weeks of camp or do I need to sign up for the whole thing? Our program is designed to last the full length of the camp; therefore it is not possible to sign up for a portion of the camp. We will be on vacation during one of the weeks of camp; will you prorate the cost of the camp? We cannot give a reimbursement for missing a portion of camp because our expenses do not change as a result of one child being absent. Do campers wear uniforms? No. Campers do get a Camp T-shirt which they may wear if they would like. Are the camps appropriate for students outside of Swift School? Yes, our camps are appropriate for Swift students as well as those from other schools who want to continue building reading and writing skills over the summer. My child is not dyslexic; can she still come to camp? Yes, any child who needs to continue building reading and writing skills over the summer is appropriate for our program. Will my child have fun? Yes! We believe in Summer! We strive to make our camps an appropriate mix of academics and fun. We do not want it to feel like “summer school.� Our fun Afternoon Explorations are a great way to end the day.

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FrequentlyAskedQuestions Educational l Enriching l Exciting

Are these academic camps? Yes, even though we have fun, our campers reinforce their skills by continuing to practice reading and writing over the summer months. Research shows that students who don’t read over the Summer have lower test scores in the Fall than they had the previous Spring. Our own experience is that the average student drops 16 percentile points between Spring and Fall. It is so important to keep reinforcing these critical skills. How do you group the children? Campers are first grouped by grade level and then by reading ability. We do this because it is comforting to children when their peers are at a similar ability level, and it facilitates effective teaching. How are the Afternoon Explorations different from the other camps? The Afternoon Explorations are just for fun. While the campers may learn fun, new skills, these camps are not academic in nature.

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SwiftTutoring 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. l Rising 3rd - 6th What better time than during the summer for academic tutoring? Swift School provides a highly effective environment for students to build academic skills and to expand learning. Students are placed with highly trained professionals in one-on-one situations. The commitment is to growth and excellence. Reading Comprehension Focuses on comprehension skills such as vocabulary, sequencing, inference, character analysis, and a host of learning strategies that increase the ability to comprehend. Study Skills (Executive Function) Teaches compensation techniques, organizational strategies, academic structural skills, time management, and other important ‘thinking’ functions Language Tutorial Uses a multi sensory approach to teaching reading, writing, spelling, and language usage and story recall based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Math A multi-sensory approach for skills ranging from addition to algebra, word problems to computation skills Tutoring is typically conducted in the mornings or early afternoon, depending upon tutor availability. A tutoring schedule is established prior to the initial session. A minimum of five sessions is required. Tutoring rates are $80 per hour. Checks are made payable to Swift School. Five sessions must be paid prior to the first session. Once a schedule is established it is essential that the student not miss any sessions. Refunds are not made. Tutoring will be conducted at Swift School. For registration information please email: info@swiftschool.com 15


300 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30075


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