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The Learning Resource Center is offering summer enrichment programs for the 2016 season for kindergarten through high school grade levels. Scroll down to find the level you’re seeking below.
 
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Kindergarten


Rising and repeating kindergartners can gain the skills necessary for school at LRC’s
Camp READY! featuring multi-sensory learning experiences in a fun, engaging format at ten locations throughout Polk County. On average, Camp READY! students who attend the full program demonstrate learning gains of seven months in vocabulary development. Camp READY! dates are June 13-July 29, 2016. Each camp will take place Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for four weeks except for Poinciana and Ft. Meade camps, which will take place Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Dates vary by location. The cost is $25 for the entire month.
 

Elementary


Students entering 1st- 5th grade are invited to PEP Summer Camps in Winter Haven. A collaboration between LRC, Polk County Public Schools and the Winter Haven Public Education Partnership, this enrichment program will offer students three week-long camps at the PEP Center or Inwood Elementary. Camps will focus on science, sports and art & music with math and reading components and will take place from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday on June 13-30, 2016. The cost is $25 per week.
 
Students who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade are encouraged to attend Super Summer Success, an enrichment program that helps students maintain their mental momentum through the summer with a fun and active approach to reading, writing and math. Super Summer Success will take place June 20-July 14, 2016 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at South McKeel Academy in Lakeland. The full cost is $395.
 

Middle School


Middle school students may consider Study Habits of Successful Students for motivational strategies and study techniques to become a more effective learner. Lessons will include: Get Motivated, Listen Up and Take Notes, Set Goals to Achieve, Read Actively, Manage Your Time, Become Test-Wise. This study skills course will take place July 11-15 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost is $145.
 

High School


High school students can “get the competitive edge” with College Success Planning. Students enrolled in this course will learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to gain the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. College Success Planning will take place July 11-15 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost is $145.
 
High School students will benefit from LRC’s ACT and SAT summer test preparation courses. Preparation courses are designed to build confident, successful students, helping them achieve their best possible score through problem-solving strategies tailored towards each test. The ACT Summer Preparation Course will take place July 18-22, 2016 at the Learning Resource Center, while the SAT Summer Preparation Course will take place July 25-29, 2016 at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost of each full course is $440.
 

Scholarships & Registration


Scholarships for any of these programs are available to families with a documented financial need. Please do not hesitate to enroll in any of the courses, as many of them are small-group settings and fill up quickly. To register, please click on the program link above or call 863-688-9477.
 
 

Related Posts:

Now Enrolling: Elementary Summer Programs
Get Ready at Camp READY!
Now Enrolling: Camp READY! Summer 2016
 

School is out, and winter break is here! Don’t let boredom get you (or your child down) this holiday season. Check out these ideas for students of all ages and levels.

Preschool:

– Help bake cookies.
– Build a fort.
– Read your favorite book.
– Write a letter to a friend.
– Create a holiday craft.
– Stop by the library for activities, story-time, or to pick out some books together
Additional ideas
 

Elementary School:

– Play a board game with family
Make your own board game, and play it with family
– Write a poem about Christmas
Participate in winter indoor fun activities
Conduct science experiments
– Cut paper snowflakes & make DIY decorations
Make a magazine collage
Make a lava lamp
– Bake cookies
– Create a gingerbread house
Read and discuss a book
Go on an alphabet hunt
Create a snowman snow globe
Go on a neighborhood photo safari
Ring in the new year with STEM activities
Additional ideas
Even more ideas
And more ideas
 

Middle School:

Indoor activities
– Make ornaments
Try STEAM or STEM activities
– Make a gingerbread house (and possibly enter a local contest)
– Create your own Christmas cards, and distribute them
Conduct science experiments
Ring in the new year with STEM activities
Additional ideas
 

High School:

– Host a party with friends & DIY decorate
– Organize a holiday gift exchange
Read a holiday novel
– Have a Christmas movie marathon
Participate in indoor activities and workouts
– Clean out your closet, and donate items to the less fortunate
– Read Christmas books to kids (ex. family, library, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club)
– Work on college plans/applications
– Look into jobs
– Search for scholarships
– Throw a friend’s New Year’s Eve party
 

College:

– Learn to cook
Try your hand at baking
– Make goals for the new year, and set a plan for achieving them
– Try new restaurants
– Make DIY gifts for personalized presents
– Give your room a makeover
– Clean out your room and donate items, to the less fortunate
– Road trip
– Catch up with old friends or friends from home
– Host an epic New Year’s Eve get-together
Additional ideas
Even more ideas
 

Ideas for all ages:

– Visit a museum:

Explorations V, Polk Museum of Art, Mulberry Phosphate Museum, Polk County History Center, MOSI, Tampa Museum of Art, Henry B. Plant Museum, The Dali Museum, Ringling Museum of Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Online museums

– Volunteer

Library, nursing home, hospital, soup kitchen, homeless shelter, community center, church or nonprofit, toy and canned-food drives, holiday events
Local volunteer ideas
Additional local volunteer ideas

– Ride around looking at Christmas lights while playing a scavenger hunt game
– Visit a park
– Stop by a local attraction

Bok Tower, The Orlando Eye, theme parks, shows, movies, ice skating, etc.

Check out holiday events
Make a 2015 time capsule with memorable items from the year.
 
 

The new year will soon be upon us! Take a look at the upcoming courses and dates we have planned for 2016, and get ahead by reserving your spot in attendance.
 
You’ll find One-to-One Tutoring in a variety of subjects, test preparation, study skills, and college success planning below. Join us in 2016 in a program that fits your needs or the needs of your child.
 

One-to-One Tutoring

One-to-One Tutoring is designed to meet each student’s individual academic needs based upon his/her learning styles and ability levels. Tutoring Services include: One-to-one instruction with a highly qualified teacher; multi-sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles; improvement of student’s academic achievement; enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success; flexible schedules and locations; fee reduction based on family income.
 
LRC offers a wide variety of programs and services for individualized instruction including
(but not limited to):
 
Elementary:

• Reading
• Language Arts
• Math
• Spelling and Phonics
• Written Language and Handwriting
• Achievement Test Preparation

 
Middle and High School:

• English and Intensive Reading
• Math – Basic Math through Calculus
• Foreign Languages
• Science – Basic Sciences through Physics
• Social Studies/ History
• Study Skills
• Academic Test Preparation (i.e., EOC)
• Test Prep for ACT and SAT

 
Who: Students K-Adult
 
When: Year-round
 
Where: Tutoring may take place at any of the following locations: LRC, public library, school (with permission from principal), local business, church, tutor’s home, etc.
 
Cost: Fee reduction based on family income
 
Register: CHILD ENROLLMENT FORMS ADULT ENROLLMENT FORMS
 

ACT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions; practice taking ACT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Mondays and/or Wednesdays at 5:30-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks (with the exception of school holidays); Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Note: January’s course will take place on Tuesdays (Math/Science) and Thursdays (English/Reading).


 
January 5-January 28
Math/Science: Tuesdays;January 5, 12, 19 & 26
English/Reading: Thursdays;January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Writing: January 16
ACT date: February 6
 
February 29-March 30
Math/Science: February 29, March 7, 14 & 28
English/Reading: March 2, 9, 16 & 30
Writing: March 12
ACT date: April 9
 
May 2-May 25
Math/Science: May 2, 9, 16 & 23
English/Reading: May 4, 11, 18 & 25
Writing: May 21
ACT date: June 11
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
 
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or $195 for Math/Science; $195 for English/Reading; $65 for Writing (includes ACT book)
 
*Ask about our sliding fees
 

SAT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT questions; practice taking SAT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks; Saturday, Essay Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
February 9-March 3
Math: February 9, 16, 23, & March 1
Critical Reading: February 11, 18, 25 & March 3
Essay Writing: February 20
SAT date: March 5
 
April 12-May 5
Math: 12, 19, 26 & May 3
Critical Reading: April 14, 21, 28 & May 5
Essay Writing: April 23
SAT date: May 7
 
May 10-June 2
Math: May 10, 17, 24 & 31
Critical Reading: May 12, 19, 26 & June 2
Essay Writing: May 21
SAT date: June 4
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: 440.00* for three courses or $195 for Math; $195 for Critical Reading; $65 for Writing (includes SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Study Habits of Successful Students

Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:

Get Motivated
Listen Up and Take Notes!
Set Goals to Achieve
Read Actively
Manage Your Time
Become Test-Wise

 
Who: Students in grades 6-8
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

February 1
February 8
February 22
February 29
March 7

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning

College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:
Building Memory and Test-Taking Skills
Planning for Success
Reading and Note-Taking with a Purpose
Making Successful Transitions
Time Management
…And Other Essential Study Skills
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

March 14
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Sliding fees based on gross annual household income
 
 
Stay tuned for more information on our elementary summer programs, Camp READY! and Super Summer Success, as well as all fall and winter dates for 2016.
 

Beginning March 5, 2016, test-takers will find changes to the SAT. If students have not taken the exam prior to the new SAT, chances are they will not notice the changes, but these students should consider their study materials, choosing current resources.
 
As The College Board explains, the goal of the new exam is to make it “more focused, clear and useful.”
 
With this goal in mind, the new SAT was revamped with specific changes.
 
This is what’s different.
 

  • It better reflects what you’re learning in class.
  • The SAT vocabulary words are gone.
  • There is no penalty for guessing.
  • It focuses on math that matters most.
  • The essay has been redesigned, and it is optional.

 
Three things that will not change are:
 

  • It will be accepted by almost all U.S. colleges.
  • It is typically taken by juniors in the spring and seniors in the fall.
  • SAT scores and high school GPA are a powerful combination. Used together, there’s nothing better at predicting potential college success.

 
The new SAT will include:
 

  • 4 parts: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the optional SAT Essay.
  • 400–1600 score scale
  • 3 hours and 50 minutes with the SAT Essay — or 3 hours without it
  • 4 answer choices

 
While the new SAT will be more focused, clear and useful, we encourage students not to take it lightly and to thoroughly prepare for the exam. The Learning Resource Center of Polk County Inc. offers SAT preparation courses throughout the year, and will continue to offer the most up-to-date information and strategies to help students achieve their best score on the test. For more on LRC’s SAT Preparation, please visit LRCPolk.com, and inquire about the Sliding Fee Scale.
 
Stay abreast of upcoming test dates, register online, get answers to your registration questions, and/or learn about the SAT fee waiver on CollegeBoard.org.
 
Best wishes on your test!
 

This fall semester we’re offering a number of courses to help students prepare for and obtain their educational goals. Choose from One-to-One Tutoring (year-round) in a wide variety of subjects for k-adult students, ACT Preparation, one of three SAT Preparation sessions, Study Habits of Successful Students for grades 6-8, and Get the Competitive Edge..College Success Planning for grades 9-12.
 
Join us this fall in a program that fits your needs or the needs of your child. Find details on each program in the schedule below.
 

One-to-One Tutoring

What: LRC offers a wide variety of programs and services for individualized instruction including:

Elementary:

  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Spelling and Phonics
  • Written Language and Handwriting
  • Achievement Test Preparation

Middle and High School:

  • English and Intensive Reading
  • Math – Basic Math through Calculus
  • Foreign Languages
  • Science – Basic Sciences through Physics
  • Social Studies/ History
  • Study Skills
  • Test Prep for ACT and SAT

Who: Students K-Adult

When: Year-round

Where: Tutoring may take place at any of the following locations: LRC, public library, school (with permission from principal), local business, church, etc.

Cost: Fee reduction based on family income

Register: CHILD ENROLLMENT FORMS
ADULT ENROLLMENT FORMS
As LRC is a non-profit, United Way agency, all fees are calculated based on the gross, annual, household income. Please call LRC (863-688-9477) to find out what your advance fee deposit will be.
 

ACT Preparation Course

Who: Students in grades 9-12
What: Math/Science, English/Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the ACT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: September 14-October 14, 2015
Math/Science- Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., September 14, 21, October 5 & 12
English/Reading- Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., September 16, 23, October 7 & 14
Writing- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., October 3
*ACT TEST DATE: October 24
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math/Science
$195.00 for English/Reading
$65.00 for Writing (includes an ACT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
Register: Register online at ACT Preparation or call 863-688-9477.
 

SAT Preparation Course


Who: Students in grades 9-12
What: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the SAT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: Four consecutive weeks as follows:
Tuesdays (Critical Reading) 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursdays (Math); 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for
Saturday, Essay Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Choose from three different sessions this fall:

September 1-24
Critical Reading: Sept. 1, 8, 15 & 22
Math: Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24
Essay Writing: Sept. 12
* SAT TEST DATE: October 3

 

September 29-October 22
Critical Reading: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20
Math: Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22
Essay Writing: Oct. 10
* SAT TEST DATE: November 7

 

October 27-November 19
Critical Reading: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17
Math: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, & 19
Essay Writing: Nov. 7
* SAT TEST DATE: December 5


Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math only
$195.00 for Critical Reading only
$65.00 for Writing (includes an SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
Register: Register online at SAT and PSAT Preparation or call 863-688-9477.
 

Study Habits of Successful Students

What: Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.

Lessons include:
Get Motivated
Listen Up and Take Notes!
Set Goals to Achieve
Read Actively
Manage Your Time
Become Test-Wise

Who: Students in grades 6-8

When:  Five consecutive Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
September 14, 21, October 5, 12 & 26

Where:  Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803

*Cost: $145.00                                                                                                                                   * Sliding fees based on gross annual household income
Register: Register online by clicking Study Habits of Successful Students or call 863-688-9477.
 

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning

What: College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.

Lessons include:
Building Memory and Test-Taking Skills
Planning for Success
Reading and Note-Taking with a Purpose
Making Successful Transitions
Time Management
…And Other Essential Study Skills

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Five consecutive Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
November 2, 9, 16, 30 & December 7
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803

Cost: $145.00 *                                                                                                                       * Sliding fees based on gross annual household income
Register: Register online by clicking Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning or call 863-688-9477.
 

Please click here to find 2016-2017 school dates

POLK COUNTY 2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR

2015

August 24 First day of school
September 7 School Holiday- Labor Day
September 16 EARLY RELEASE DAY
September 28 Student Holiday
October 14 EARLY RELEASE DAY
October 19 Student Holiday
November 11 School Holiday – Veterans’ Day
November 18 EARLY RELEASE DAY
November 23-27 School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
December 21-January 1 School Holiday – Winter Break

 

2016

January 4 First day back after winter holiday
January 13 EARLY RELEASE DAY
January 18 School Holiday – MLK, Jr. Day
January 25 Student Holiday
February 15 School Holiday – Presidents’ Day
February 24 EARLY RELEASE DAY
March 21-25 School Holiday – Spring Break
April 6 EARLY RELEASE DAY
May 18 EARLY RELEASE DAY
May 30 School Holiday – Memorial Day
June 9 Last day of school

 
For more information on the school calendar, upcoming events or Polk school information, please visit the Polk County Public Schools website (where we gathered our information) at www.polk-fl.net.
 
 

2015-2016 Assessment Schedule

September 14-25 FSA EOC Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
November 30-December 18 FSA EOC Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2;
NGSSS EOC Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History
February 29-May 6 FSA English Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics
April 11-May 6 FCAT Science Grades 5 and 8
April 18-May 13 FSA EOC Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
April 18-May 20 NGSSS EOC Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History

 
Click for Polk County testing information.
 

For those of you in high school planning to tackle the ACT or SAT this fall, please consider our test preparation courses where our goal is to help you achieve your best score. Expect to learn problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering exam questions, take practice exams, and study test-taking techniques and strategies specific to each exam.
 
Now is the time to register! The next ACT test date is scheduled for October 24, 2015; while the fall SAT test dates are scheduled for October 3, 2015, November 7, 2015, and December 5, 2015.
 
Calm your test anxiety, and make sure you’re prepared with our ACT Preparation Course on September 14-October 14, 2015 or one of three SAT Preparation sessions on September 1-September 24, 2015, September 29-October 22, 2015 or October 27-November 19 at the Learning Resource Center of Polk County.
 

Find more on the course developed around the test you’re planning to take below.

 
ACT Preparation Course
Who: Students in grades 9-12
What: Math/Science, English/Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the ACT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: September 14-October 14, 2015
Math/Science- Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., September 14, 21, October 5 & 12
English/Reading- Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., September 16, 23, October 7 & 14
Writing- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., October 3
*ACT TEST DATE: October 24
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math/Science
$195.00 for English/Reading
$65.00 for Writing (includes an ACT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
Register: Register online at lrcpolk.com/programs/act-preparation or call 863-688-9477.
 
SAT Preparation Course September 1-September 24
Who:
Students in grades 9-12
What: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the SAT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: September 1-September 24, 2015
Critical Reading– Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., September 1, 8, 15 & 22
Math– Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., September 3, 10, 17 & 24
Writing- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., September 12
* SAT TEST DATE: October 3
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math only
$195.00 for Critical Reading only
$65.00 for Writing (includes an SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
Register: Register online at lrcpolk.com/programs/sat-and-psat-preparation-program or call 863-688-9477.
 
SAT Preparation Course September 29-October 22
Who:
Students in grades 9-12
What: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the SAT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: September 29-October 22, 2015
Critical Reading– Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., September 29, October 6, 13 & 20
Math– Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., October 1, 8, 15 & 22
Writing- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., October 10
* SAT TEST DATE: November 7
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math only
$195.00 for Critical Reading only
$65.00 for Writing (includes an SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
Register: Register online at lrcpolk.com/programs/sat-and-psat-preparation-program or call 863-688-9477.
 
SAT Preparation Course October 27-November 19
Who:
Students in grades 9-12
What: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential.
How: Acquaint students with the SAT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly-trained instructors.
When: October 27-November 19, 2015
Critical Reading– Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., October 27, November 3, 10 & 17
Math– Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., October  29, November 5, 12 & 19
Writing- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., November 7
* SAT TEST DATE: December 5
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or
$195.00 for Math only
$195.00 for Critical Reading only
$65.00 for Writing (includes an SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fees based on gross annual income
Register: Register online at lrcpolk.com/programs/sat-and-psat-preparation-program or call 863-688-9477.

 

A look at LRC’s 2015 Summer

 
Every June brings an incredible array of educational adventures to the always-open doors of LRC. Some are long-time traditional classes, and others are brand-new opportunities to meet the academic needs of the community. Summer 2015, too, is appropriately unique in its offerings.
 
Here is an overview:
 

Nine Camp READY!’s

Campers aged 5-6 years old participate in LRC’s award-winning month-long activity-based program designed to increase their success in Kindergarten. Sites for 2015 are Frostproof, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Poinciana, Bartow, Ft. Meade, North Lakeland, and South Lakeland.
 

Super Summer Success  

Elementary school students perfected their reading and math skills in engaging projects and participatory activities. The classes were hosted at Highland City Elementary School for four weeks.  Parents were invited to celebrate completed projects and learning gains.
 

Study Habits for Highly Successful Students

Middle School and High School students identified and practiced strategies to improve organization and time management skills, test-taking techniques, critical thinking, listening and focusing tips, and effective communication in a week-long class at LRC Offices.
 

ACT, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL Test Prep

LRC is offering test preparation to students with myriad needs this summer. Students hoping to secure a Bright Futures Scholarships or college acceptance are enrolled in classes at the LRC Center. Students studying with the Galindo Tennis Academy are working with English vocabulary and grammar in classes held on Florida Southern College campus.
 

Community-based Education

Two new initiatives through Heartland for Children take LRC teachers to Auburndale and Sebring. IRACE, an initiative to involve underserved youth, has partnered with LRC to offer intensive math tutoring, study skills, and Florida Virtual School coaching.  Hansen House, a residential program in Highlands County, is the scene for one-to-one tutoring.

 

Related Posts:

Gear Up For a Summer of Success
Camp READY! Prepares Kindergartners for Achievement
Catch the Summer Spirit with Super Summer Success
Eight Fun Facts about Camp READY!
Master the ACT or SAT with LRC Test Prep
Camp READY! 2015 is “On Go”
Begin Your Journey to Success with College Success Planning
Acquire the Study Habits of Successful Students with LRC

1. 2015 marks LRC’s 40th year as a non-profit providing high quality academic programs designed to help all students maximize their learning potential.

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2. LRC offers services to Polk County and other surrounding counties.

3. LRC employs over 500 certified teachers who provide countywide services to more than 4,000 students ages five through adult.
4. LRC is accredited by AdvancED’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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5. Kindergarten through adult students can participate in year-round One-to-One tutoring designed to meet each student’s individual academic needs through personalized, convenient schedules.

6. LRC hosts 14 summer programs (in addition to One-to-One tutoring) geared towards kindergarten through high school students.

 

7. In summer 2015, LRC hosted nine kindergarten learning camps known as Camp READY! at locations in North and South Lakeland, Ft. Meade, Haines City, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Frostproof, and Poinciana.

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8. On average, Camp READY! students who attend the full program demonstrate learning gains of SEVEN months in vocabulary development from pre- to post-assessment—quite an accomplishment for a five-year-old.

 

9. With support from United Way of Central Florida, grants, and generous contributions from private donors, LRC ensures that any deserving student who needs and wants academic help can receive it by offering scholarships and a Sliding Fee Scale.

 

10. LRC holds community partnerships with United Way of Central Florida, Polk County Public Schools, GiveWell Community Foundation, Publix Supermarket Charities, Heartland for Children, and the Lakeland Rotary Club.

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Get the “competitive edge” with college success planning and the Learning Resource Center. High school students in grades 9-12 should consider this course to not only gain the skills needed for college, but to ensure that they are well-equipped for the next major step of their lives.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning provides participants with study skills and motivational strategies preparing them to become more effective learners before advancing to college.
 
Students who attend will learn and practice time-tested, effective and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for college. The course provides small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students develop the study habits of successful students.
 
This course also offers added benefits of quality instruction from certified instructors and personalized Learning Styles Inventories to help each student succeed.
 
The topics that will be covered include: test-taking, building memory, reading and note-taking with a purpose, time management, and successful transitions in addition to other crucial study skills. All of these skills are not only essential for college, but are both useful before and after college, as well.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning will take place Monday, July 13-Friday, July 17, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center located at 1628 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The cost of the program is $145.00. Be sure to ask about our sliding fee scales based on gross family income.
 

Registration

Register online at lrcpolk.com/programs/college-success-planning or by calling LRC at 863-688-9477 to reserve your place and start your journey on the path to success!