Serving students in grades K to 8, Merit Academy offers customized programs to help students get ready for the new school year and beyond.
Merit Academy's courses and classes have been carefully selected to provide students of all abilities high quality supplemental educational services. Our team of professional teachers and staff help facilitate the learning process so that a challenging learning environment is created as a pathway for the student's academic success.
Courses and Classes for Fall/Winter 2022
Mathematics / Intensive Math Course -
Merit Academy's math programs are designed to reinforce the student's mastery of arithmetic computation and Common Core State Standards. Students will initially take an assessment test to determine the proper starting point. An individualized program will then be created based on the test results.
Reading Strategies and Skills Course -
Our Reading Strategies and Skills Course class focuses on high-level reading comprehension. It helps students with their critical reading skills while being immersed in topics surrounding current events. The course will focus instruction on effective strategies such as identifying text structure and will aid in comprehension of the content area reading.
Vocabulary Workshop -
The Vocabulary Workshop will focus on building students' vocabulary through enriched stories and the application of synonyms and various types of verbal analogies. Students will also challenge on another in various vocabulary games and activities to enhance their vocabulary comprehension.
Test Prep -
Our test preparation classes currently focus the PARCC, ISEE, and SSAT examinations. Program features include: test taking techniques, practice questions, vocabulary word essentials, English Language Arts, literature review, and math review.
Language Arts Workshop -
The Language Arts Workshop will help students develop specific thinking and organization patterns that will aid them in their academic studies. They continue to perfect these skills, while building the skills necessary for success in the school year. During lessons, students gain a more detailed insight into: grammar; mechanics; sentence construction; paragraph development; and essay composition.
Public Speaking -
Students will receive hands-on experience in public presentation. They will learn techniques on how to overcome anxiety, apply organizational skills, use vocal variety, articulations, and voice projection, while building their critical thinking skills. Our goal is to make confident speakers through practice and application. Throughout this course, students will listen to speeches, get tips about how to improve their skills, and be provided notes for their review.
Writing Workshop -
The Writing Workshop creates independent writers with the guidance of our instructors. Your child will learn how to organize their thoughts and follow the writing steps by developing their descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository writing. our sessions are divided into timed sections and will ensure our writers can prepare a coherent essay by providing engaging and detailed writing pieces.