The Summer Enrichment Program takes place Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. during the month of July. It provides students with the opportunity to take part in our individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence.
Students are grouped according to skill level and learning style in small classes of no more than eight students, whereby a customized academic program is created to match the specific needs of the students. Each student also receives daily one-on-one instruction targeting areas of greatest need within our Focus Program. The summer program is designed to develop language, encoding/decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, study skills, test preparation, organization and time management at each student’s appropriate level of need and interest. Developing students’ Qualities of a Sustainable and Independent Learner, such as resilience, self-advocacy, social responsibility, pragmatics, social communication, and problem solving, are also infused into summer program days.
Students going into 3rd grade through 12th grade from private, public, mainstream and special education settings come to WPS seeking to improve their academic skills. Students come from many NJ counties, including Essex, Morris, Bergen, Union, Somerset and Middlesex, as well as some NY areas, such as Staten Island, and Rockland County.