Summer ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Carver’s Summer Enrichment Programs at the Carver Community Center and at Columbus Magnet School are among the most affordable and high-quality programs available to (200) Norwalk students ages 5 through 13 years old. The program offerings range from swimming to project-based and hands-on personalized learning to prepare students for the coming school year. The summer literacy program, facilitated by certified teachers, uses the myON and Lexia Reading Core 5 software to provide personalized learning. NPS certified teachers also teach math sessions, the two primary programs are TimezAttack and ThinkCentral. TimezAttack is a computer-based math fact game that strongly supports fact fluency. ThinkCentral is the online component of the GO Math Common Core math program used in NPS K-5 classes. A Computer Adaptive (CAT) intervention targets individual strengths and weaknesses. Summer camp program partners include Girl Scouts, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk Grassroots Tennis and The Norwalk Seaport Association. Noteworthy also are the age appropriate field trips that reinforce learning such as to the Peabody Museum, CT Science Center, Discovery Museum, NBC Studio Tour, Stamford Nature Center, Beardsley Zoo, Bishop Orchards, New York Botanical Gardens and Maritime Aquarium. Fun outings included trips to the beach, Lake Compounce, Playland, My Three Sons, and New Roc City.
Here are stories about summer field trips to such destinations as Sheffield Island and swimming and bowling. Some of our campers went away for 10-days to New Pond Farm. Here are more stories about what our campers do on a rainy day to this video of a typical day at a Carver summer camp!
SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION PROGRAMS
Note: Families wishing to enroll their children in the Carver Middle and High School Summer Transition Programs need to inquire at the students' respective schools.
The summer transition programs are designed to help incoming 6th and 9th grade student’s transition into Norwalk’s four middle and two high schools. Programming includes individualized instruction, parental involvement, small group learning experiences, diverse enrichment activities, free transportation, and full-day activities benefiting working families. Students learn the basics of navigating their respective new schools. The incoming 9th graders school students learn how to read a transcript, understand graduation requirements, earn credits in courses, and look ahead to potential career options. Students use Naviance/Family Connection to develop an individualized Student Success Plan to identify needs and interests and to set future goals.
Read about our summer transition program for rising 6th students at West Rocks and Roton Middle Schools. Read about our rising 9th graders at our summer transition program at Brien McMahon and Norwalk High Schools. Freshman Summer Success Academies are for graduated 8th-grade students transitioning into 9th grade at Norwalk and Brien McMahon High Schools.