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The Ignite Summer Program is tailored for the student that benefits from educational enrichment, while allowing for field trips, creative opportunities, thematic outside play, and more. Enrollment is easy for the 4-week program – it is broken down simply into morning and afternoon options. Mornings are structured for educational enrichment as three 70-minute classes in main content areas. Afternoons will be three hours per day of structured thematic recreation with 2 options for alternative specialty classes during week 1 and 3.

Students can register for the full 4-week schedule (June 3 – 28) of morning classes: 

  • Morning Sessions: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Summer School (K-12): $1600
  • Add-On Speech Therapy (K-12): $700
  • Add-On Occupational Therapy (K-8): $700
  • Add-On Handwriting Workshop with the Occupational Therapy Team (K-8): $500

Students can register week-to-week for afternoon enrollment:

  • Afternoon Sessions: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thematic Recreation (June 3 – 28): $200 per week
  • Alternative Class, Cooking with Chuy (June 3 – June 7): Additional $50
  • Alternative Class, Just Dance! (June 17 – June 21): No additional charge
  • After care coverage for 4pm – 5pm (June 3 – 28): $50 per week

*Subject to cancellation based on enrollment. Student may need to submit evaluations for therapy options. Therapy details and cost TBD.

NEW THIS YEAR: Week 1 (June 3 – 7) and Week 3 (June 17 – 21) will have specialty classes!

Cooking with Chuy: Sign up for an intensive cooking class during week 1 with Chef Chuy from Atlasta, plus one of your favorite New Way teachers! For one week, students learn easy cooking techniques, quick-fix meals, best practices, food safety, and more in our very own cafeteria kitchen. Your budding sous chef will end the week with a culminating experience and increased confidence in the kitchen. Our Cooking with Chuy class is an additional $50 to cover the cost of materials. Open to students in grades 4 – 12 only. No experience required, only a desire to cook!

Just Dance!: For week 3 only, cover the dance basics in styles of hip-hop, urban, and more. With various forms of dance and associated techniques, there is truly something for everyone! Practice musicality, rhythm, free-styling, and artistic expression through movement. End the week by showing off skills at a dance recital. All skills and abilities welcomed, all your student needs is the desire for movin’ and groovin’! Please plan to wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing for the week. Just Dance! is for students grades K – 12, no experience required.

What are the themes of the week this summer?

Week 1: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Students will spend the week logistically planning an off-campus outing – and on Friday June 7th, we will bring this plan to life. With trips to explore the airport, lightrail system, and car dealerships, students will learn about comparative writing, elapsed travel time, and event-specific research.

Week 2: Arizona Arts & Culture: Know Where You Live!
Arizona’s rich culture, traditions, history, and cuisine make this state so great! Students will spend the week creating a travel brochure, video or presentation to showcase all that they learn about our local community. Academics will focus on persuasive writing, measurements, and Phoenix traditions.

Week 3: Personal Brands & Media
After visiting local news agencies and graphic companies, students will be asked to create their own personal logo and brand. Students will reflect on their core values as they explore narrative writing, personal budgeting, and the influence of social media.

Week 4: The Future is This Way
Students will spend the week visiting organizations to better understand community-based careers. Writing instruction will focus on research-based informative writing, while math will focus on the cost of living. Students will read about post-secondary pathways and associated professions.

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