Ten Things Everyone Should Know
 About Providence Summerbridge
1
Providence Summerbridge operates year-round and
includes four academic and leadership development
components: a six-week...
2
We recruit students from every sixth grade classroom
 in Providence Public Schools. We base admissions
 decisions on mot...
3
    Providence Summerbridge is 100% free for its
students. We provide transportation, meals, books,
  and materials—ever...
4
   Providence Summerbridge’s academic classes are
    creative, skills-based, and hands-on. Instead of
suffering from su...
5
Providence Summerbridge features a
   student to teacher ratio of 8:1.
6
The teachers at Providence Summerbridge are
      high school and college students.
  Many are also graduates of the pro...
7
   Providence Summerbridge includes more than
 academics. We offer a curriculum on high school
options, leadership devel...
8
 We provide one-on-one high school counseling to
each of our 8th grade students to ensure they make
  informed choices a...
9
We hire professional teachers to serve as
Mentor Teachers. This is an outstanding
 professional development opportunity
...
10
Since 1992 Providence Summerbridge has sustained
      a model public/private partnership with
the Wheeler School. Whee...
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10 Things About Providence Summerbridge

  1. 1. Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Providence Summerbridge
  2. 2. 1 Providence Summerbridge operates year-round and includes four academic and leadership development components: a six-week summer program, an after school program, a Saturday program, and a tutoring program. Students make a two-year, year-round commitment during their 7th and 8th grade years.
  3. 3. 2 We recruit students from every sixth grade classroom in Providence Public Schools. We base admissions decisions on motivation, academic and leadership potential, and need.
  4. 4. 3 Providence Summerbridge is 100% free for its students. We provide transportation, meals, books, and materials—everything. The program targets students who would not otherwise have access to comprehensive out-of-school opportunities.
  5. 5. 4 Providence Summerbridge’s academic classes are creative, skills-based, and hands-on. Instead of suffering from summer learning loss, students return to school in the Fall motivated and prepared to excel.
  6. 6. 5 Providence Summerbridge features a student to teacher ratio of 8:1.
  7. 7. 6 The teachers at Providence Summerbridge are high school and college students. Many are also graduates of the program.
  8. 8. 7 Providence Summerbridge includes more than academics. We offer a curriculum on high school options, leadership development, and special events such as Olympics Day and Career & College Day, and a culture that values spirit, safe play, and healthy competition.
  9. 9. 8 We provide one-on-one high school counseling to each of our 8th grade students to ensure they make informed choices about the college-preparatory high school that will be the best fit for them.
  10. 10. 9 We hire professional teachers to serve as Mentor Teachers. This is an outstanding professional development opportunity for local educators.
  11. 11. 10 Since 1992 Providence Summerbridge has sustained a model public/private partnership with the Wheeler School. Wheeler serves as Providence Summerbridge’s host and provides about $85,000 in in-kind support annually.

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