Brain drain and summer slide are a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school is not in session.
Numerous studies show that children who do not read or engage in learning activities during summer vacation slip in reading and other academic abilities by the time school begins. Research suggests:
- 2 months of reading skills are lost over the summer.
- 6 weeks in the fall are spent re-learning materials covered the previous academic year.
- 6 months of math are lost over the summer.
- 2-3 hours per week are needed to prevent summer learning loss.
- Over time, this loss can create a gap of 2 to 5 years by the time children reach high school.
At New Horizon Academy, we have a cure for brain drain and summer slide—the summer program at New Horizon Academy!
Our comprehensive summer program includes programs that use a balance of fun and learning to help your child avoid summer slide and beat brain drain.
SciKids at New Horizon Academy
Our SciKids at New Horizon Academy curriculum provides children with opportunities to engage in a wide variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities. From participating in engineering challenges and creating pinball machines, to exploring motion, gravity, and energy, your child will have many opportunities to work on their school-readiness skills, all while having fun.
Kids Cuisine at New Horizon Academy
Through our Kids Cuisine at New Horizon Academy program, your child will learn culinary skills, create scrumptious snacks and meals, and learn recipes your family can implement at home.
Summer Book Club at New Horizon Academy
Your child will keep their mind sharp and avoid summer slide by reading all summer long. Our exciting and engaging book club provides your child with an opportunity to enjoy reading adventures, track the minutes they read, and commemorate their reading accomplishments with a fun celebration at the end of summer.
Caring Beyond the Classroom Program at New Horizon Academy
Throughout the summer, your child will participate in activities that give back to your local community. From crafts for senior friends to cards for the troops, your child will engage in service-learning projects that make a difference in the lives of others and help them become more compassionate. Your child will learn about the importance of and power of sharing kindness with others.
Outdoor Adventures at New Horizon Academy
Outdoor Adventures at New Horizon Academy is a high-energy program which introduces your child to the fundamentals of health and well-being. Through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement, your child will experience the joy of being active.
By the time children head back to school, they will have all the skills necessary to succeed in school and life!
A world of discovery awaits children enrolled in the summer program at New Horizon Academy.