May 14th, 2009
If you are looking for a way to keep your student “sharp” this summer, or for a way to provide extra math and reading activities, then consider GRASP, the Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program. From the registration form:
The GRASP program is a nine-week correspondence summer program in math and reading. It is designed for children who have completed Kindergarten to 8th grade. Children receive a packet of material containing all 9 lessons for the summer. The lessons are scored, results recorded, and returned to the children.
Children successfully completing (70% accuracy) at least 7 lessons are awarded a certificate, and those successfully completing all 9 lessons receive a medal soon after Labor Day.
The fees for the summer of 2009 are $37 for one subject and $61 for both subjects for each child. Each child should be placed at the grade just completed in school. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the level that is appropriate for your child. Materials will be mailed in June.
This is an inexpensive and convenient way to keep your student learning over the summer. In addition, your student’s results will be sent to their fifth grade teacher next year so that they can get off to a great start in fifth grade.