Summer break is an excellent time for kids to relax and recharge. However, it can also be a critical time for students to catch up on learning or even move from a traditional school system to a more customized program.

By now, report cards have come out and standardized test results are sure to follow if you haven’t received yours already. For some parents, this can be stressful as they realize that their child is struggling, even to the point where academic retention – holding your child back – could be a possibility.

There are many different school options that can help support your child and get them back on track through the summer.

Read on to find out more about those options and remember, if we’re not the right fit for your young scholar we’ll point you in the right direction!

What Happens If Your Child Does Not Catch Up

When kids haven’t built the academic skills needed for the next grade, the school may advise holding them back. The idea is that an extra year will help your child catch up.

According to a study from The Education Trust, students who are held back experience adverse academic, social, and emotional outcomes over time, such as poor social adjustments, negative attitudes towards school, and more problem behaviors. Children are more likely to experience shame due to having unsupported learning or behavior challenges or being of a different age than students in their grades.

But if you find yourself in this situation with your child, don’t despair. Here are some ideas to get your child back on track.

Idea #1: Summer School and Tutoring Programs

Summer is a great time for kids to explore new interests and learn new skills. But it’s also important to keep up with the basics.

That’s where summer learning programs come in. By providing a structured environment where kids can review and practice essential skills, these programs can help prevent learning loss and ensure that students are prepared for the next grade.

So, if you’re looking for a way to keep your child’s mind active this summer, consider enrolling them in a summer tutoring program. 

Idea #2: Finding Programs with Intentional Teaching Methods

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. Therefore, when it comes to their education, you want them to be in the best possible position to succeed, and for that to happen, educators have to use intentional teaching.

According to author Ann Epstein, intentional teaching is when educators design their instruction with a specific educational purpose in mind. This type of teaching is often used with students who are struggling in school or who have been held back a grade.

This is excellent news for parents who want their child to be educated rather than babysat during the summer break. Educational programs – even summer tutoring programs are available with intentional teaching methods, which will help these students recover and catch up in school so they can have a successful future! 

What Should You Do Now? 

For parents of students who struggled during the school year, summer tutoring can be an essential way to help their child recover. As a result, summer learning and tutoring – even private education – can be a vital way for parents to ensure their child’s success. And we offer all of these ideas in our teaching programs!

We offer private education and tutoring services that include:

Private education

  • Curriculum implementation
  • Full curriculum development as well as public, private, and homeschool programs
  • A small student-to-teacher ratio to ensure our students receive adequate and individualized attention

Tutoring services

  • Sustainable Learning Practices
  • Science
  • English, Literature, and Arts (ELA)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Is Success By Design the Right Fit for My Child?

 If you’re unsure what school options are best for your child next year, don’t worry – we can help. Even if your child doesn’t need our specialized environment, we’ll work with you to determine the best school options and ensure they’re headed in the right direction. 

Here’s a quick checklist that can help you determine if reaching out for a more in-depth conversation is a good idea:

Let Us Help 

Contact us today at (985) 373-6590 or through our website and let us help you plan for a successful school year!