Summer Academic Programs

Jackson Academy is pleased to offer clinics, workshops, and boot camps designed to help students maximize their potential as a learner. Whether the need involves sharpening skills, strengthening mental processes, or immersion to address dyslexia challenges, students will engage in fun, encouraging sessions with highly qualified instructors to help students get a head start on the new school year.

Academic Boot Camps

Middle School

Sharpen and Hone Skills with Middle School Academic Boot Camps and Executive Function Skills Workshops

Boot Camps

Jackson Academy’s Academic Boot Camps are designed to review skills from the previous year and preview upcoming competencies. The curriculum covers summer reading, vocabulary, math, grammar, and writing. Students will rotate through mini-sessions with instructors to prepare for the next year. 

Sessions will not only include subject matter review, but also organizational tips and study techniques to help students learn independently. This will be a fun, interactive week, full of maximizing previously-taught material and sharpening skills to get a head start on the new school year.

Executive Function Skills Workshop

Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable one to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. There are many effective strategies one can use when faced with executive function challenges, including the concepts of:

  • Managing time
  • Organizing space and materials
  • Chunking/regulating school assignments
  • Basic study skills
  • Knowing one’s learning style
  • Taking effective notes
  • Reading actively
  • Understanding how to take tests with confidence

Students will walk away with a better understanding of how they learn and what to do to maximize their potential as a learner.

  • Sessions for rising fifth through eighth-grade students will be offered July 26 through 30.
  • Session Times: fifth and sixth grades – 8:30-10:30 a.m.; seventh and eighth grades – 8:00-10:00 a.m.; Middle School executive function – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $265 for the week; executive function: $215 for the week.
  • Spots are limited.
  • Online registration ends at noon on July 22.
  • All workshops are planned to be on campus and in person unless city or state ordinances change due to COVID-19.

Upper School

Executive Function Skills Workshops Offered for Rising Ninth-Twelfth Grade Students

Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable one to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. There are many effective strategies one can use when faced with executive function challenges, including the concepts of:

  • Managing time
  • Organizing space and materials
  • Chunking/regulating school assignments
  • Basic study skills
  • Knowing one’s learning style
  • Taking effective notes
  • Reading actively
  • Understanding how to take tests with confidence

Students will walk away with a better understanding of how they learn and what to do to maximize their potential as a learner.

  • Sessions for rising ninth through twelfth-grade students will be offered July 26 through 30.
  • Session Times: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $215 for the week
  • Spots are limited.
  • Online registration ends at noon on July 22.
  • All workshops are planned to be on campus and in person unless city or state ordinances change due to COVID-19.

Immersion Dyslexia Clinic

JA will offer an immersion clinic designed to maximize reading, spelling, and written expression skills in a multi sensory setting. Students will be prescreened and placed into small groups that rotate through focused skills and activities. All students will be instructed by dyslexia interventionists using a blend of Orton Gillingham therapy that fits their individual needs.

Parents will be given a post report showing gains in all areas addressed during the clinic. Students will be assigned a session once they are screened.

  • June 7-25, 2021
  • Session Times: Session I – 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Session II – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $800
  • Spots are very limited for this clinic.
  • Please email Beth Murray at bmurray@jacksonacademy.org with questions.
  • All workshops are planned to be on campus and in person unless city or state ordinances change due to COVID-19.