4 C's Summer Academic Camp - S.T.E.A.M.
In the summer of 2019, Cleveland Middle School continued implementation of the 4C's Summer Academic Camp (College, Career, Community, and Citizenship) to provide intervention and enrichment for at-risk students in reading and math. The goal of the camp is to prevent the "summer-slide" that is typical for economically disadvantaged students. According to our pre-test and post-test data, these students grew 20% throughout the course of the camp in both reading and math.
CMS will continue to offer 4C's Summer Academic Camp with research-based reading and math programs from highly qualified teachers to students performing below 25% in Reading or Math on our Universal Screener at the end of the year. The program offers personalized instruction in both content areas as well as enrichment through STEM activities. This camp incorporates it's 4C's belief in College, Career and Community and Citizenship in order promote a healthy, well-rounded student which aligns with Cleveland City Schools vision to "educate and equip students with the academic, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful and productive". Making the connections between academics, career, community and citizenship responsibilities promotes an intrinsic motivation to succeed at school and at life!
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a constructivist instructional approach where students are engaged in meaningful inquiry of personal interest to them and where collaboration and personalized learning are emphasized. Research confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life.