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Johnson Academic Center Summer Learning

Each summer, the Johnson Academic Center at Forsyth Country Day School features one of the most exciting academic development summer programs in the Winston-Salem area. This summer plan is designed to teach, develop, and enhance each participant's learning style. 

List of 16 frequently asked questions.

  • Language Development

    The Language Development program provides an individualized, multidisciplinary, diagnostic-prescriptive program designed to meet the specific needs of each student with a diagnosed learning disability and/or attention deficit disorder. Through a visual, auditory and kinesthetic approach to language, the student’s strongest channels of learning are stimulated. The Language Development program centers on the remediation of language skill deficits in order to help the student progress in the classroom. The focus of these sessions will be on the remediation of the student’s particular weaknesses.

    60 minutes/one-on-one
    Rising 2nd-12th Grade
  • Executive Functioning Skills

    Acquisition of study skills is vitally important for students to experience success. In this course, students will learn skills for organization, note-taking, time management, and test preparation strategies.  

    60 minutes/one-on-one
    Rising 5th-10th
  • Subject Tutoring

    The JAC provides individual subject tutoring to FCDS students and students in the community in grades 2-12 geared to meet the needs of individual students.  

    60 minutes/one-on-one
    Rising 2nd-12th Grade
  • Summer Reading

    Every summer the English department at FCDS assigns novels to be read in preparation for our fall classes. The JAC offers one-on-one work on these novels for our Middle and Upper School student body. The sessions will focus on helping students read the text and discuss the plot, characters, and general themes. Some reading of the text is required outside of the class time.   

    60 minutes/one-on-one
  • Writing Skills

    This course is offered to provide students with an opportunity to improve their structured writing skills. Students will practice methods of outlining, webbing, and editing that are effective for Middle and Upper School. Students will improve their word choice, sentence structure, and ability to convey ideas through paragraph/essay form.

    30 or 60 minute sessions
    Rising 7th-12th graders
     
  • Speech, Language, and Processing

    The speech, language, and processing program is offered to students who have been or would like to be assessed by a licensed speech language pathologist for deficits in articulation, fluency, language, processing, voice, and phonemic awareness. Lesson plans and session frequency are individualized and based on deficits or impairments reflected in each student’s clinical evaluation. Students will be directly involved in their own goal-setting to improve personal and academic communication skills. Speech/language evaluation and therapy services are provided by a nationally certified and state licensed clinician.  

    30 or 60 minutes/one-on-one instruction
  • Dialects and Conversation in Spanish

    Have you always wanted to sound more fluent in Spanish? Have you wanted to sound like you really know what you’re talking about? Students will learn techniques to improve their pronunciation as well as to practice conversation. The way you sound is almost as important as the words that you say! Students will study different dialects from regions in the Spanish-speaking world. Through the lens of phonetics, students will hone their pronunciation and practice conversation on topics such as sports, travel, movies, etc. This will greatly improve their communicative ability, and can be taken as a class or as individual sessions, 30 or 60 min.

    Rising 7th-12th graders
     
  • Spanish Tutoring

    Students will have the opportunity to reinforce concepts that they may have struggled with during the school year. They are encouraged to bring examples of their best work, and the work that could use some improvement. These sessions will be tailored to the level of the student.

    30 or 60 minutes/one-on-one
    Rising 5th-12th graders
  • Art-Based Spanish

    Art-Based Spanish: Do you love art? Do you want to create art projects while also practicing Spanish? This course offers students the opportunity to study Spanish art such as painting styles, ceramic design, and architecture. Students will also create sample pieces. The course will be taught in Spanish but can be adapted to any level, including introductory Spanish. Open to Lower, Middle, and Upper School. Can be taken as a class or individual sessions, 60 min.
     
  • Creative Writing

    Creative Writing: Do you find beauty in writing? Do you often think lyrically? Do you want to expand your creativity? The summer Creative Writing course gives students the opportunity to enhance their writing and creative thinking skills through means of poetry, artistic expression, and scenario-building. Can be taken as a class or as individual sessions, 30 or 60 min.

    Rising 5th-12th graders
     
  • Singapore Math Skills

    The Singapore Math Skills course is designed for rising second through rising fourth graders, to review basic skills. These skills include: adding, subtracting, bar modeling and multiplying, and division facts as grade appropriate, regrouping and working with numbers to 1000and many other math skills that will help to improve their basic understanding of mathematics.   

    30-45 minutes/one-on-one
    Rising 2nd-4th Grade
  • Math Skills

    The Math Skills course is designed for rising fifth through rising eighth graders, to review basic skills. These skills include: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions, solving inequalities, estimation, basic calculator skills, solving word problems, identifying prime numbers, understanding probability, using measurements, solving mental math problems, and many other math skills that will help to improve their basic understanding of mathematics.   

    60 minutes/one-on-one
    Rising 5th-8th Grade
  • Jumpstart Algebra I

    The JAC offers a jumpstart to the specific math courses that students are scheduled to take in the fall. These classes will cover basic skills to prepare students, as well as familiarize them with mathematical vocabulary. These classes are not graded, and they are presented so students will have some exposure to the material before actually participating in the course.

    60 min, Rising Algebra I students.
  • Jumpstart Geometry

    The JAC offers a jumpstart to the specific math courses that students are scheduled to take in the fall. These classes will cover basic skills to prepare students, as well as familiarize them with mathematical vocabulary. These classes are not graded, and they are presented so students will have some exposure to the material before actually participating in the course.  

    60 minutes
  • Jumpstart Pre-Calculus

    Students will review and solidify key skills from Algebra II that will be needed moving forward into Pre-Calculus. Students will be introduced to the initial material taught in Pre-Calculus and provided with a good foundation to start the school year.

    60 minutes
  • Jumpstart Calculus

    The Calculus Jumpstart class will begin with a review of skills from Pre-Calculus to solidify key concepts that will be needed in Calculus. In addition to the review, students will be introduced to the initial material taught in Calculus to provide them with a good foundation to start the school year.

    60 minutes
Dates:
June 10-14 LD only
June 17-20 M-Th
June 24-27 M-Th
July 8-11 M-Th
July 15-18 M-Th
July 22-25 M-Th
July 29-Aug 1 M-Th
Questions About JAC Summer Learning
Email Elizabeth Ottenjohn
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.