Summer Accelerator Freshmen Program

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    As we emerge from a global pandemic, Diman wishes to support rising Grade 10 students by creating Summer Accelerator programs. These programs will not only prepare for students for the MCAS exams, but also for the curriculum planned for next school year. 

    Suggested For:

    • Students who need the most support as evidenced by the Grade 9 Learning Loss ELA & Mathematics Diagnostic Tests.
    • The ELA/History program can accommodate 60 students on a first come - first serve enrollment basis.
    • The Mathematics program can accommodate 48 students on a first come - first serve enrollment basis.

    Rules:

    All policies, procedures and rules outlined in the student handbook will apply during all summer programs. This includes, but is not limited to, dress code, electronic devices and behavior.

    Safety:

    Per the order of DESE face masks and social distancing will be required of both students and teachers when indoors. Outdoor activities have been planned, weather permitting.

    Both programs will run from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the dates are listed below.

    Transportation IS available.

    We will be raffling off an iPad at the end of each program. Students earn one raffle ticket per day they attend.

    2-week program for ELA/History and Mathematics:

    ELA/History

    Program Description:

    A 2-week intensive program to focus on an historical look at Fall River combined with a poetic theme, i.e. students will study the history of our area, read local poetry, study the themes and structure of poetry, and produce some type of deliverable, i.e. a recorded “Poetry Out Loud” performance piece.

    • Learning units will incorporate MA ELA Framework standards identified as deficiency areas in the Grade 9 Learning Loss Diagnostic Test and will combine both elements of English Language arts and History.
    • Students will work independently, in small groups, and in a large group setting for in-person, offline activities.
    • Students will answer a specific question and will end with a deliverable and possible exhibition of projects.

    Program Dates:

    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (students should arrive by 8:45 a.m.)
    • Tues. 7/6, Wed. 7/7 Thurs. 7/8
    • Tues. 7/13, Wed. 7/14, Thurs. 7/15
    • Transportation is available
    • Register here

    Math

    Program Description:

    A 2-week intensive program to focus on Project Based Learning (PBL) where students will be presented with a project or problem initially and will then learn the supporting mathematics as needed.

    • PBL units will incorporate MA Mathematics Framework standards identified as deficiency areas in the Grade 9 Learning Loss Diagnostic Test.
    • Students will work independently, in small groups, and in a large group setting for in-person, offline activities.
    • Examples include, but are not limited to, building a walkway, using function rules to calculate which check-out line will move faster in a store, and how many flavor drops should be added to a sports jug of water.

    Program Dates:

    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (students should arrive by 8:45 a.m.)
    • Tues. 7/20, Wed. 7/21 Thurs. 7/22
    • Tues. 7/27, Wed. 7/28, Thurs. 7/29
    • Transportation is available
    • Register here