Summer Enrichment 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor McMaster’s executive orders declaring a state of emergency, and our own desire to keep children as safe as possible, Trident Academy is unable to offer the Summer Enrichment 2020 course at this time.

We are looking at ways of offering a modified enrichment program later on in the summer and possibly offering online Orton-Gillingham tutoring, so please check back on this website or contact Elizabeth Alexander ( for more information.



The Summer Enrichment program at Trident Academy is designed for rising first through sixth grade students who are struggling in reading and/or math skills. Taught by Trident Academy teachers and based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, students will be involved in small-group, multi-sensory learning that is interactive and fun!

Classes include: Reading Foundations, Reading Comprehension and Applied Writing, and Multi-Sensory Math

You may register for one, two, or all three classes. Students registering for two or three classes will be scheduled in consecutive sessions.  Your session times will be determined after all student assessments have been completed.

1st session 8:15 – 9:15

2nd session 9:30 – 10:30

3rd session 10:45 – 11:45

* possible 4th session 12:00 – 1:00

*4th session may be added to accommodate more students if necessary

In order to group students appropriately, each child must be assessed in reading and/or math skills prior to the June 8th start date. The cost of testing is included in the tuition and should last approximately one hour. Elizabeth Alexander, Director of Outreach, will contact you to schedule your child’s assessment.

For the first class $850
For a second class an additional $750
For a third class an additional $650

In order to hold your child’s place in the program, a nonrefundable deposit of $125 is required with your online registration. This deposit will be applied to the total tuition and the balance will be due by the first session.  Students are expected to attend all scheduled days of the four week program. There are no discounts for siblings or reimbursement for days missed.  The deadline for registration is May 1st, 2020.


Class Descriptions

Reading Foundations

This class is structured to strengthen phonemic awareness and decoding skills through the principals of Orton-Gillingham, at the student’s level. With visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learning, students will understand letter and sound associations and learn strategies for blending sounds into words. Decoding strategies and spelling generalizations will be introduced as well.

Reading Comprehension and Applied Writing

With instruction appropriately designed per level, students will have opportunities to build reading fluency and apply concrete strategies for comprehending what they read. In applied writing, the focus will be centered on specific instructional needs of the students, such as learning letter formation on lined paper, developing sentence structure, or paragraph development.

Multi-Sensory Math

This unique program offers a hands-on approach to learning math. Students build skills through sequential, incremental instruction with consistent review. Through visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learning, students will gain knowledge of math concepts appropriate to their specific skill level.



Trident Academy admits students of any race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.