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The “summer slide” is real. Mounting evidence suggests that students experience significant reading and math loss during the summer months.
The Academy is not just concerned about the loss of skills. Even more important is our desire to see students develop affections for reading and good stories as well as math and Latin. These affections are developed through practice. To that end, we offer the following requirements, suggestions, and incentives to keep your student(s) fresh during the summer months.
Dialectic and rhetoric students have required reading as well as an assignment associated with the reading. See the documents below for the dialectic (grades 6-8) and rhetoric (grades 9-12) schools. It’s important to note that the required reading is curricular and these summer texts will be referenced throughout the upcoming school year.
Grammar students are required to read a book over the summer. Along with the book, students are also encouraged to complete a project based upon the book (see the document below for both the reading and the project details). Students should complete the reading/project for the grade level they are entering.
Additionally, we have compiled a list of various grade-appropriate books (see the Leveled Reading List below). We encourage students and parents to maintain a reading log over the summer that documents time spent reading and pages read (see the Summer Reading Log below).
Along with reading, we believe it is important for students to continue their math work over the summer. We would like to see students spend forty-five minutes per week in math – that’s fifteen minutes a day, three times a week (see the Summer Math Log below).
Finally, we encourage students rising to grades 4-9 to continue with Latin studies via Quizlet over the summer (see Summer Latin Log below).
To help motivate grammar students (and assist parents!), we will award house points for completing these summer assignments!
In order to tally totals, it’s important for parents to complete and sign the reading, math and Latin logs.
Dialectic and rhetoric students may also complete reading, math, and Latin logs for reading (at the student’s grade level), practicing math (at the student’s grade level; we encourage work done to reinforce algebraic concepts), and practicing Latin (dialectic students only) for house points.