High School Readiness (Grades 8-9)

Our High School Readiness summer school program is for bright children preparing to enter high school who may have executive functioning challenges affecting academic performance.

Supportive, small classes are designed to address the academic and social needs of young adolescents, including research and organizational skills needed to write research papers, note-taking strategies, group skills, and individual leadership. Students learn these skills and strategies through classroom work, field trips, and a variety of team-building activities.

Scroll through the Typical Day in HSR slideshow below to learn more about our program.

Location: Carroll School, 25 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, MA
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4 pm


Summer@Carroll 2024 Dates

July 1 through August 2, 2024
(*no program July 4 & 5)

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High School Prep Summer Writing Tutor


Writing & Executive Functioning Skills Class

Children are organized into small class groups with a teacher and teaching assistant to strengthen reading, writing, note-taking, and study skills. Using the Six-Trait writing process, students work on a written research project that is presented at the end of summer school.

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Summer Math Prep for High School


Math Class

In small groups with lots of individualized attention, teachers review concepts and strengthen skills in pre-algebra and algebra. The curriculum is designed specifically for each group following the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for math so that skills taught will help prepare students for the expectations in high school.

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Academic Readiness Camp for Kids Entering High School


Targeted Cognitive Intervention (TCI)

Each day includes a class that strengthens the brain to help students become faster and more efficient learners. Children work on the set of activities designed for their specific weakness (reaction time, working memory, or executive function). Throughout the summer, students will reflect on their work and set individual goals. Learn More

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High School Prep Summer Camp


Summer Fun Activities

Students enjoy an afternoon of on-campus summer fun with activities designed to challenge campers physically and mentally, to build self-confidence and self-reliance, and to bolster self-esteem. Activities include outdoor education, games, challenges, physical activities, creative arts, and more.