2018 Summer Intensive Program Schedule   

June 11 - July 29  (No classes held July 4 - 8)

Morning session — 8:30 to 10:30 AM

Afternoon session — 1:30 to 3:30 PM

**See results section below.


Class Description

The Summer Intensive Literacy Program uses the cumulative, systematic and multi-sensory science-based methodology of Orton-Gillingham. The language-based instruction is student paced, and involves differentiation for each student.

Our program will involve work with identifying, isolating and blending individual sounds, leading to an increased ability to attack unfamiliar words in the English language. The program will also address basic language concepts that are often difficult for students such as homophones (to, two and too), common abbreviations (Mr., Mrs., Sr.) and sight word work. Lessons will include strategies that can be utilized on an ongoing basis for the student. 


Focus areas

  • Sound-to-symbol Awareness
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling and Writing



  • Accomplish over one-half year of science-based OG therapy in 6 weeks; the same as 27 weeks during a school year at 2 times per week.
  • Financial savings as compared to the same number of individual, or group of two sessions.
  • 1 to 5 teacher-to-student ratio (or less) with highly skilled and trained instructors.



True Potential Education will administer baseline and follow-up testing using the Woodcock Johnson IV (WJIV) standardized test. This assessment will not correlate with any specific results on standardized testing that may be administered by your school district, however the WJIV is the most widely used state-of-the-art assessment system that is based on individual evaluation of academic achievement, oral language, and cognitive abilities.

** In order to facilitate this progress tracking, one session the first week and one session the last week will be three hours long.

All students learn differently and at their own pace. While we cannot guarantee specific academic gains a student will make over the course of the program, we are pleased to report that by targeting phonological awareness our students have made significant progress in complex passage comprehension.


Summer 2016

Summer 2017

Students gained an average of 8.3 grade equivalent points

Students gained an average of 9.9 grade equivalent points

Typical remediation of a learning difference requires approximately 2 ½ to 3 years at a rate of two hours per week. 27 days (54 hours) of instruction, no matter how intensive, is not enough to constitute full remediation of any diagnosable learning difference.

Our experience with TPE was highly differentiated to meet [my child] where she was at and move forward. 

I saw her develop confidence to enjoy reading.”   

- 2016 Summer Intensive parent

Makeup Sessions

Students will be allowed to make up no more than 5 sessions (5 days). Makeup sessions will be scheduled in a one-hour group of 2 tutoring session. All makeup sessions must be made up the week of, or within a week of, the missed session(s).

Agreement to enroll in the Summer Intensive Literacy Program includes approval to conduct a baseline assessment on the first day of the program. This baseline assessment will be repeated at the completion of the 27-day program to measure student gains.

Attendance is imperative to be beneficial to a student.

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