Elementary Summer School
Lake Orion Community Schools’ Elementary summer school programs are designed to keep skills sharp over the summer to limit summer learning loss, plus provide support for students who need it.
Students will be engaged in a variety of fun activities as an extension of the curriculum from their recently completed grade.
The Skills Sharpener program designed to keep skills sharp over the summer to help limit learning loss. Students are engaged in a variety of fun activities as an extension of the curriculum from their recently completed grade. Children entering first through sixth grade build comprehension of written material, strengthen word attack skills, and are immersed in writing activities to become more creative, convincing, and compelling writers. In addition, they work on strengthening their mathematic skills as problem-solving strategies are emphasized.
The Skills Booster program is a 4-week intervention program developed for LOCS students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. With limited class sizes, students are invited to attend the program based on academic performance and teacher recommendation. Like the Skills Sharpener program, the curriculum is designed to limit summer learning loss and focuses on the areas or reading, writing, and phonics. Lessons have been designed by district Curriculum Coaches and are tailored to each child’s individual learning needs. All students work daily to develop their oral reading fluency and reading comprehension skills with the use of our Read Live computer-based reading lab. The progress of each child is closely monitored by Skills Booster teachers, and parents are provided with a Progress Report at the end of the 4-week program.