The Learning Resource Center’s Summer 2016 opened with a bang! Here is just a snapshot of the programs, in addition to LRC’s regular Exceptional Student Education and one-to-one tutoring.
Ten camps located throughout Polk County–Frostproof, Bartow, Ft. Meade, Lake Wales (2), Haines City, Poinciana, North Lakeland, South Lakeland, Winter Haven—offered engaging activities for over 300 students to prepare for Kindergarten. Nine camps were funded by United Way of Central Florida, and one camp was underwritten by a GiveWell Foundation donor.
PEP Summer Camps
Polk County Schools provided Title 1 funds for three weeks of destination camps at PEP Education Center and Inwood Elementary School in Winter Haven. Sixty 1st-5th grade students participated in hands-on science, health, and music experiences which focused on strengthening reading and math skills.
LRC Elementary Summer Success
McKeel Academy South was the summer site for 23 elementary students working to increase proficiency in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and basic math concepts.
Galindo Tennis Academy
Once again this summer, four international high school tennis athletes supplemented their tennis workouts with English Language and Reading instruction on the FSC campus.
Sheriffs’ Girls Villa Summer Programs
Residents of the Villa have access to Study Skills and Test Preparation.
Twelve students attended LRC’s ACT and SAT Preparation Course to get ready for their college entrance exams in the upcoming school year. Twenty students enrolled in LRC’s GRE Prep Course hosted by Florida Southern College.
Study Skills for Successful Students
Ten students (elementary, middle school and high school students) acquired those skills necessary for academic and real life success.
College Reach Out Program (CROP)
Thirty students visited the University of Central Florida at the end of the July to tour the campus and experience a college environment.