Best of Basics Summer Student Program

Our 25th summer Best of Basics program will run July 8-August 2, 2019

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsor, Olmsted Medical Center!

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsor, Olmsted Medical Center!

Our annual Best of Basics Summer Program helps students in a way that a regular summer school cannot. We welcome students - those with learning and attention difficulties as well as those looking to prevent the summer slide. Our small group classes and one-on-one options focus on building skills using the multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham Approach.

Please read our class cancellation/withdrawal policy here.

Scholarships are available! Apply here.

Best of Basics includes:

Multisensory instruction by specially-trained teachers that has proven exceptionally effective for students of all ages.

A small group learning environment with students of like skills (average 4-6 students).

Review & reinforcement of vital, foundational skills to help prevent the summer slide.

A boost for students before school resumes.

A short pre-screening to determine skill level for each student.

Option to purchase ten 1:1 tutoring sessions at a discount.

Several online options!

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Early Childhood

Classes will be held at Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN

Reading Club

This class for 4-6 year olds is taken with a parent or caregiver. During each one week class parents will learn activities to strengthen and support the skills needed to read.

  • $150 per session for the parent/child pair

  • PART 1: July 15-19

  • PART II: July 22-26

  • Choose the 9-10am or 10:15-11:15am section

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Elementary Students 

Classes will be held at Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN

Small Group Language Arts

Focuses on spelling rules, logic of our language, reading and comprehension. For students entering grades 1-5.

  • $325 for four week class

  • 20 class dates from July 8-August 2

  • Choose the 9-10am or 10:15-11:15am section

Small Group Math

Review/mastery of facts, concepts, calculations, vocabulary and problem solving. For students entering grade 2-5.

  • $325 for four week class

  • 20 class dates from July 8-August 2

  • Choose the 9-10am or 10:15-11:15am section

 TEN One-On-One Sessions

  • $425 for 10 one-hour sessions in person or online

  • Choose math or language arts

  • Sessions can be online for students entering 4th grade or older.

  • Note: the 10 sessions must be scheduled within 3-4 consecutive weeks during the summer. Please note your availability during registration.

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Secondary Students

Classes will be held at The Reading Center, 845 5th Street NW, Rochester, MN

Small Group Study Skills & Reading Comprehension

Focuses on time management, materials and ideas, as well as practice newly taught skills in order to build toward school success. For students entering grades 6-12.

  • $275 for two week class

  • 10 class dates from July 8-19

  • For students entering grades 6-12

  • Choose the 1-2:30pm, 2:45-4:15pm or ONLINE course option

Small Group Grammar

Focuses on developing strategies to strengthen writing skills, sentence types and structure, brainstorming, organizing ideas, and writing these ideas onto paper. For students entering grades 6-10.

  • $275 for two week class

  • 10 class dates from July 22-August 2

  • For students entering grades 6-8

  • Course offered from 1-2:30pm

TEN One-On-One Sessions

  • $455 for 10 one-hour sessions

  • Choose math, language arts, study skills & reading comprehension or grammar

  • Sessions can be in person or online

  • Note: the 10 sessions must be scheduled within 3-4 consecutive weeks during the summer. Please note your availability during registration.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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Rochester Commercial Banking Association

Premier Banks

US Bank

Johnson Printing