Weekend Academy Programs

Saturday Mathematics Program

For engineers, scientists and mathematicians today, school might have been a starting point, but year-round and summer math programs and the like helped lead them to those fields. Students in low-income areas or in urban schools often miss out on those extra experiences such as participating in a year-long or summer math camp that will help place them on a path to success. To that end, our staff finds high achieving students in urban schools that have an interest in a stem career or enhancing their math skills, and we give them the additional math programming and support that wealthier parents can afford for their children.

The Saturday Mathematics Program focuses on the following:

  • Enhancing each student’s common core math skills to improve their overall performance in their math classes at school.
  • Improving each student’s foundational math skills that should have been
    learned in grades 1 – 5.
  • Effective math skills to help students become at least one year ahead in math which can help place them in advanced or gifted math classes at their school.
  • Helping students become ready to enroll in Algebra 1 by the start of 7th grade.
  • Working with students to become ready to enroll in Algebra 2 by the start of 9th grade.
  • Assisting students with homework to solidify their understanding of concepts and skills that are being taught in their current math classes.

Pre-College Writing & Public Speaking Program

The ability to write well-reasoned, well-supported arguments is a key skill for success in college, career, and civic society. Yet most students in U.S. secondary schools lack proficiency in argument writing.

The Pre-College Writing & Public Speaking Program focuses on the following:

  • Enhancing each student’s common core writing skills to improve their overall performance in their English classes at school.
  • Effective writing skills to help students become at least one year ahead in writing which can help place them in advanced or gifted English classes at their school.
  • English grammar rules and the mechanics of writing.
  • Assisting students with homework to solidify their understanding of concepts and skills that are being taught in their current English classes.
  • How to initiate, plan, develop, organize, revise and edit your writing.
  • Academic skills required for college and career readiness.

Pre-College Writing, Public Speaking, & Mathematics Program

The Pre-College Writing, Public Speaking, & Mathematics Program focuses on the following

  • Enhancing each student’s common core math, writing, and public speaking/communication skills to improve their overall performance in their math and English classes at school.
  • Improving each student’s foundational math skills that should have been learned in grades 1 – 5.
  • Helping students become ready to enroll in Algebra 1 by the start of 7th grade.
  • Working with students to become ready to enroll in Algebra 2 by the start of 9th grade.
  • Effective math and writing skills to help students become at least one year ahead in math and writing which can help place them in advanced or gifted math and English classes at their school.
  • Assisting students with homework to solidify their understanding of concepts and skills that are being taught in their current math and English classes.
  • Effective public speaking skills.
  • Academic skills required for college and career readiness.