Summer Enrichment Academy

  • The Rotary Youth Club Summer Enrichment Academy offers a fun learning environment that’s also preparing students for the coming school year with confidence.

    The Academy was launched six years ago with the awareness that summer means a measurable learning gap for children, especially those qualifying for free and reduced lunch. That population makes up nearly a quarter of the students in Fairhope schools and includes many of our club members. Those boys and girls don’t have the advantage of summer travel, library time, or camps. And the drop in test scores between May and Fall of the next school year support the need to keep young minds engaged.

    With the ongoing support of the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation, the Academy has grown to now include some 125+ students – and we’re committed to turn away no one. As this program grows, we’ll add staff. And the new education wing means the summer program can remain on our own campus at last.

    From 9am-noon participants are engaged in one hour rotations of math, reading and science K-12. Students are separated by grade level. During the afternoons, RYC members participate in other activities and field trips from Waterville to tours of the delta and much more.

    Our goal is a 15% improvement across all grade levels in all subjects and we consistently meet that expectation. 

    These students headed back to school in August with confidence and a focus not on just “keeping up” but the Honor Roll. In fact, nearly half of our club members achieve A/B Honor Roll status and are rewarded with a club recognition ceremony and a special night to the movies, dinner or bowling.

    Enrollment in the July Academy is $150. For the entire summer of June activities and July Academy the cost is $300. Discounts for early registration. Program hours are 7:30-5:30 Monday – Friday – snacks are available for purchase.

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    Summer Enrichment and Education Coordinator – Frances Campbell

    “For the first seven hours of the day, I’m teaching fifth grade students in the gifted program at Fairhope Intermediate. But my second shift begins as kids are hitting the door after school at the club. Our after school “Power Hour” of homework time and the Summer Academy are really the heart of this program to me. When children are more confident in class – they’re more confident in every aspect of their lives.”