Teen science fiction.

Teen science fiction.  Hello summer reading! Ender’s Game Our youngest son was assigned this science-fiction novel for summer reading prior to starting 9th grade in August.  Bill saw the movie with our other son, and Cynthia generally reads the summer books with our boys, so this one feels like a natural.  Before getting started, though,…

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Summer intern. Welcome, Katie!

Summer intern Celine Olcott joined us for the months of May and June. Celine graduated from Wake Forest University School of Business in May with a Master’s degree in Accounting.  Celine has been selected to join the prestigious Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for a one-year fellowship starting in July, so she is moving to Connecticut….

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Reading development. This summer!

Reading development.  It’s an important process that explains how students progress as readers. Stages are based on students’ experiences and skills, not their age or grade level. Who is doing this? Our beloved Mrs. Mendenhall will be working part time at A Step Ahead this summer, while she also explores working with the Institute of Reading…

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Summer intern at ASA.

Summer intern Celine Olcott will join us for the months of May and June.  When Bill and Cynthia are traveling, Celine will be the friendly face around the center, making sure everything stays ship-shape and answering any questions you may have. Originally from New York City, Celine will graduate this May with a Master’s degree…

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Summer reading pleasures

Summer reading!  What a pleasure to step out of our school-year routines and explore something a little different.   This month we head northwest to Alaska, taking Cynthia’s parents for a three-generation cruise through Glacier Bay National Park. We start in Juneau, Alaska’s capital, and cruise through the islands and bays to Sitka, Alaska. A…

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Summer learning strategies, and Caroline is back!

Summer learning matters.  All students experience summer learning loss when they don’t engage in supportive activities during the school break.  On average, students who don’t have learning support lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer.  Don’t let this happen to your child! What should you do? As the school…

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ACT/SAT Test Prep — Parents, are you ready to help your students?

ACT/SAT test prep work is an important! As your child prepares for college, you should plan appropriate test dates and test preparation work with them. Parents, click here for our website calendar. This calendar displays ACT and SAT test dates through the spring of 2018, along with key dates from local school calendars. SAT Test…

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