Preventing Summer Learning Loss

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By The Summit School February 9, 2023

Many parents worry about their child not retaining the knowledge and skills they learned during the school year, experiencing what is called summer learning loss or “summer slide.” These worries are not unfounded. Studies show that children who don’t exercise their brains during summer break can lose valuable knowledge and learning skills. According to research: 

  • Students lose an average of 2 ½ months of math skills and 2 months of reading skills over the summer.
  • The average student loses 17-34% of the prior year’s learnings over the summer and students who experience this loss one year are those most likely to experience it again in subsequent summers. 
  • For students who already struggle in school, summer learning loss presents a larger threat to overall achievement.

What Can Parents Do?

Concerned parents should find summer learning programs that their child will enjoy! Students who participate in summer learning programs enter the following school year with increased confidence. They retain what they know and have a great start in the fall. The effects of summer learning programs can endure for at least two years after participation.

The Summit School offers three summer learning programs:

Camp Summit (grades 1-8)

  • July 5 - 28 | Monday - Friday 8:30 am-3:00 pm
  • Camp Summit offers morning academics with afternoon fun and recreation. Students are grouped into small classes based on skill level in reading, writing, and math. 

Executive Functions Camp (grades 6-9)

  • July 17 - 28 | Monday - Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Students learn strategies to plan, organize, manage time, pay attention to and remember details.

EmPOWER™ Writing Camp (grades 6-9)

  • July 17 - 28 | Monday - Friday 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • Students learn a process to connect oral language, organization of thoughts, and writing.

The Summit School, Edgewater

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