Summer rise

Summer RISE Intensive helps prevent the ‘summer slide’ by providing students with intensive, individualized support to build foundational academic skills in literacy and math this summer!

This summer 2022, our Summer RISE intensive program in math and literacy returns to our East Van location! A team approach from our highly qualified learning support staff and our amazing team of specialized, passionate instructors, will provide students with intensive, individualized support to build foundational academic skills.

We are in an incredibly unique position to help students who have fallen behind academically. Our intensive intervention program can help mitigate some of the impacts of reduced school instruction hours or learning due to the pandemic, as well as serve as a buffer for the “summer slide” that affects many students!

As a parent or guardian, please apply for Summer RISE Intensive through our online application form below. Our Learning Support Team will reach out to either gather further information or to schedule an assessment and intake discussion.

Applications for Summer Rise are now closed, to learn more about Fall RISE one-to-one instruction, click here.

What you get as part of our Summer RISE Intensive program

Before the program begins: 

  • We will administer a formal assessment with your child using the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA3), which evaluates academic skills in reading, math, and written language, and identifies achievement gaps.   
  • Our Learning Support Team will review your existing educational documentation
  • Our Learning Support Team will work with our instructors to create Individualized, research-based programming to address your child’s learning needs.

During the program: 

  • Your child will enroll in either our July or August cohort (see detailed dates below).
  • Each student will receive three hours of instruction each day in math, literacy, or both subjects for a total of 37.5 instruction hours.  
  • Hours of instruction will be from either 9am-12pm or 1-4pm Monday through Friday (your child will be scheduled in either a morning or afternoon block), with an independent, supervised 30 minute break within each instruction block. 
  • Our Learning Support Team will monitor progress in reading and math weekly using aimswebPLUS, an online assessment and reporting tool, and use informal measures to monitor spelling and writing progress.

      After the program: 

      • You will receive a report on your child’s progress during the intensive program. 
      • Our Learning Support Team may make additional recommendations for enrichment activities, including potential ongoing one-to-one remedial instruction at one of our Centres or online via RISE at Home. 

      Who is the program for?

      A student with significant and persistent learning needs 

      A student who is not making adequate academic progress  

      A student who benefits from having more time, repetition, and multi-modal instruction to learn new skills 

      A student who requires more individualized supports to develop strategies and access curriculum  

      A student with suspected or diagnosed learning differences who is in grades 3 through 12. 

      Where is it offered?

      This program is offered in person at our East Vancouver Learning Centre at 3292 East Broadway only.

       

      When are lessons?

      Your child will enroll in either our July or August cohort (July runs July 5th through 22nd; August runs August 2nd through August 19th).

      Each student will receive three hours of instruction each day in math, literacy, or both subjects for a total of 37.5 instruction hours 

      Hours of instruction will be from either 9am-12pm or 1-4pm Monday through Friday (your child will be scheduled in either a morning or afternoon block), with an independent, supervised 30min break within each instruction block. 

       

      We operate on a sliding scale fee model to ensure our services are accessible to all families. 

      This program includes 37.5 instruction hours, a formal level B assessment ($350 value), ongoing progress monitoring, a formal report and recommendations at the close of the intensive cohort, and several dozens of hours of support from our Learning Support Team and our preparation from our specialized instructors.  

      The full cost of the program is $4000, with bursaries available for families whose household income qualifies (based on most recent Notice of Assessment or other government-issued or official documentation).

      This program will qualify for BC Autism Funding Unit (AFU) and for Jordan’s Principle funding.

      QUESTIONS?

      Email us or call us at 604-873-8139

       

      Thank you to Vancouver Foundation’s Systems Change funding, which has made this program possible and also greatly assists in making it accessible to households in financial need.

      If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund, please consider making a monthly or one time donation via our Giving Page. 

      Apply to our Summer RISE Intensive to prevent the summer slide!Learn more!