Catapult Learning Launches Summer School Program for Migrant Students in South Florida

200 Migrant students in Palm Beach County are hoping to reap the benefits from Catapult Learning’s demonstrated summer school program, Learning Leap™.

Palm Beach County, FL (PRWEB) July 06, 2011

On June 20th, Catapult Learning began its six-week summer school program, Learning Leap™ for approximately 200 Migrant students from across Palm Beach County. The 20:2 student/teacher model combines academic instruction, cultural enrichment and family involvement.

While many students encounter learning loss during the summer months, Migrant students experience even greater educational gaps, putting them at higher risk to drop out of school before graduation.

“Our program is designed to help students and their families overcome educational disruption by providing academic and social support,” said Stuart Udell, President and CEO of Catapult Learning. “Our goal is to afford students with the skills to meet the same academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet, and prepare them to make a successful transition to the next grade level and beyond.”

“Three days into the program and we’ve already heard from parents and teachers that we are exceeding their expectations. It’s a great feeling,” said Amber Myers, Catapult Learning’s Program Supervisor.

The program meets Monday – Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm at two locations: Pioneer Park Elementary School in Belle Glade, and Heritage Elementary School in Greenacres. Four field trips have been scheduled; the South Florida Science Museum and Planetarium in West Palm Beach, the Calypso Bay Water Park in Royal Palm Beach, Butterfly World in Deerfield Beach, and The Fun Depot in Lake Worth. The program runs through July 28th.

About Catapult Learning
For more than 35 years, Catapult Learning has partnered with schools and school districts to help boost the academic achievement of struggling K-12 students. Catapult’s managed instructional programs, customized support and professional development services for educators are all designed for flexibility in order to align with each school’s unique culture. Today, Catapult Learning employs 3,800 teachers and staff and provides support to nearly 1,500 schools. http://www.catapultlearning.com

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John Fergus