Dear Elementary School Parents,

We are pleased to share that the District will again offer our renowned Summer Learning Institute (SLI). This highly effective, 4-week program provides our eligible students with fun, tailored learning experiences designed to build skills and confidence in reading and mathematics. A team of excellent Ann Arbor teachers, along with the University of Michigan Master’s program interns, is looking forward to working with over 300 students this year!

The program serves students entering 1st and 3rd grades in the fall and lessons are engineered for full engagement, focusing on developmentally appropriate activities, targeting explicit skills to build confidence and meet grade level targets. Our SLI teachers are some of the best teachers in our district and we keep class sizes low (1:12-15) for maximum learning impact.

Eligibility is determined by student mastery of the end-of-year learning outcomes as well as the NWEA MAPS assessment and teacher recommendations.

2013 Summer Learning Institute

Dates: July 8th through August 2nd, Monday - Friday
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Ann Arbor Open
920 Miller Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

All eligible families will receive a formal invitation letter and enrollment packet. Transportation and a healthy snack will be provided for all students. Eligible families are invited to attend Parent Orientation at Ann Arbor Open on Monday, June 17th from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Childcare for school-age children will be provided. For families interested in daily afternoon childcare, the District is offering an exciting summer camp at the Ann Arbor Open facility, which begins immediately after daily SLI sessions conclude.

If you have questions regarding the program or your child’s eligibility, please contact your child’s teacher.

It’s going to be a great summer!

All the best,

Dawn Linden
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
Ann Arbor Public Schools