Camp Academia, INC. receives opportunity to work with under-served children

Camp Academia, INC. is excited to announce that we have been approved as a federally-funded Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider for six Muscogee County schools during the 2010-2011 school year.

Camp Academia, INC. will not give up on under-served populations. All children deserve the opportunity to reach their learning potential!

Camp Academia, INC. is serving elementary schools Thomas H. Brewer, Forrest Road and Fox; and middle schools Baker, Eddy and Marshall.

SES Providers serve “students from low-income families who are attending Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement (i.e., have not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for three or more years), in corrective action, or in restructuring status” (Georgia Department of Education).  Additionally, students must receive free and reduced lunch to be eligible to receive SES assistance.  SES Providers offer “educational interventions designed to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools” (Georgia Department of Education).  SES services are provided outside of the regular school day and are not conducted in schools themselves. For extensive detail, visit the Georgia Department of Education.

Katie Cyphers conducted a study using Brainjogging in Gwinnett County’s Berkmar High School during the 2009-2010 school year.  More than 90% of participants were English Language Learners.  After only eight weeks of Brainjogging twice daily at school, participants reading levels increased by an average of 2.4 grade levels.  These were students that Berkmar did not expect to pass the Georgia Graduation Test, but after using Brainjogging for only eight weeks, 80% passed the math portion and 60% passed the literature portion.

Brainjogging will be tailored to students’ needs.  As is the case with other clients, SES recipients will have their school subjects filtered through the program; this academic information will become the stimulus provided during each five to seven minute session.  Positive changes have been reported between three to six weeks, if students show continuity and consistency using the program. Camp Academia, INC. is so excited to have the opportunity to work with under-served populations!  All children deserve to reach their learning potential, and Camp Academia, INC. hopes to help children in Muscogee County achieve greatness!

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