The Shipley Summer Reading Program provides a balanced literacy program with an emphasis on phonological awareness, decoding, sight-word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills. We provide a low student-teacher ratio so we are able to individualize instruction.
The Jumpstart Program is held two weeks before the opening of the school year. This newly designed program covers the same content areas as the Summer Reading Program, but in review format to prepare students for the beginning of school. Jumpstart offers the same low student-teacher ratio as the three-week program. Both programs also help to advance and enrich the skills of children who have begun to read independently with little or no adult assistance.