For students with learning differences, the summer months are a critical time to continue skill development. The Janus School Summer Program is designed to identify areas of strength and weakness, and practice effective learning strategies to develop the academic and interpersonal skills necessary to access their true learning potential. As a parent, an awareness of these areas will help you make future educational decisions for your child.
We pride ourselves in offering a positive learning experience in which students are guided to understand their learning style and practice effective learning strategies. We offer social interaction in a safe, caring, and non-competitive environment. We sow the seeds for the benefits of an active lifestyle through participation in activities that focus on team-building and athletics. We instill confidence and help children find the successful person within.
The Janus School Summer Program’s faculty includes a counselor and speech/language pathologist; all have a proven track record of helping students gain the confidence and skills necessary for success. They are collaborative, caring, and supportive, creating an individualized learning experience for each student.
The Core Academic Program is for all students K-12, with or without a diagnosed learning difference. The Core Academic Program is offered in two 3-week sessions and includes instruction in small classroom settings. The Program includes Language Arts, Math, Diagnostic Tutoring and Enrichment Classes. Students participate in a collaborative environment that focuses on the development of their own learning profile. The overall goal of the Core Academic Program is to provide students and you, as parents, with information that will enable you to reach a better understanding of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
The Assistive Technology & Study Skills Seminar is for students in grades 8-12 and is offered in two 3-week sessions, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Program is designed to provide students with introductory training in how to use Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking software in order to develop their ability to independently complete essential academic tasks such as reading for comprehension, note-taking, and writing. The Study Skills component of this Program will focus on the development of a hierarchy of skills that include organization, recall, distinguishing main ideas from details, paraphrasing, note-taking, summarizing, test taking and preparation, prioritizing and goal setting.
The Afternoon Enrichment Program is a daily six week session for students in grades K-8. The program provides students the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, team-building, athletics and movement, and expressive abilities. Each week will revolve around a specific theme.