Saturday Education Program

How can the Queens College Saturday Program benefit your child?

We offer a half-day program from 9 am to 12 pm for children in grades K - 8 consisting of Education and Test Prep components.

  • The morning will include two Education Classes: ELA (English Language Arts) and Math.
  • Snack will be provided. 

 

This program provides the perfect opportunity to reinforce the concepts described in the Common Core State Standards through mini-lessons and small group activities in Reading, Writing, and Math.

  • Our ELA (English Language Arts) Program will focus on the concepts described in the Common Core State Standards and will include using skill-based practice, genre studies, and responses to literature. We encourage children to predict, analyze, comprehend and develop graphic organizers.
  • As established in the Common Core State Standards, our Math Programs will include skill-based practice and problem-solving using real-world situations. We will encourage children to use critical thinking, reasoning, and a variety of strategies to solve problems.

We look forward to helping your child develop a positive attitude toward learning.

EDUCATION STAFF:

The Queens College Saturday Program has engaged experienced teachers to work with children on their reading, writing, and math skills. All teachers are certified and teach in the five boroughs, Nassau, and/or Suffolk counties. Teachers are committed to using the most effective programs to help children reach their academic potential both in the classroom and in preparation for city and state tests.
Tuition: $350 + Non-refundable Registration Fee:$50 per child. (The registration fee ($50) is a one time fee for each academic school year)
■ REFUND POLICY: The $50 registration fee is non-refundable.  100% tuition is refundable if the office is notified before the first Saturday of the session; 75% if the office is notified before the second Saturday of the session.
 
NO REFUNDS after the second Saturday of the session. Registration is for ALL 8 classes in each session. 
WE CANNOT PRORATE PRICES. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Failure to pay in full may result in your child being dropped from the program. A confirmation will be sent to the email address provided in the application, and an emergency-contact card will be available to fill out on the first day of the session your child is registered for.
 
The emergency-contact card must be handed in on the first day of class. CLICK HERE to download and print Emergency contact card.
 

NOTE: Registration is COMPLETE when a $50 registration fee is received. 
Payments must be submitted over the phone, in person or through the mail.


FALL 2018
October 13th, 20th, and 27th
November 3rd, 10th, and 17th (No classes on November 24th)
December 1st, and 8th 
"Snow day," December 15th

Progress Reports are distributed on December 1st
Parent Teacher Conferences: Dec 8th * 8:35 am - 9:15 am (Classes begin promptly at 9:15 am)


Winter 2019
January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Open through Winter Break
"Snow Day" March 2nd

Classes are in session through Lunar New Year/midwinter Recess vacation

Progress Reports are distributed on February 16th
Parent Teacher Conferences: February 23rd * 8:35 am - 9:15 am (Classes begin promptly at 9:15 am)


Spring 2019
March 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
Open through Spring Break
"Emergency day" May 4th

Progress Reports are distributed on April 20th
Parent Teacher Conferences: April 27th * 8:35 am - 9:15 am (Classes begin promptly at 9:15 am)
 

**Please Note - The use of the snow day or emergency days is ONLY if a class is canceled, these are not make-up dates if your child is absent.  There are no make-up dates for absences


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

READING/WRITING Grades K-1
Introduce your child to the world of reading and writing!  Concepts will include phonetic instruction, author studies, the practice of new vocabulary words, storytelling, sequencing, letter and sight word recognition, and introduction to the writing process.
MATH Grades K-1
Discover all things mathematical!  This class is designed to foster in children a love and interest in mathematics.  Kindergarten and 1st-grade concepts include addition, subtraction, shapes, patterns, telling time by the hour, simple measurement, comparison, beginning fractions, and sorting.


ELA (English Language Arts) Grades 2-3
Become a better reader and writer!  Concepts will include author studies, sequencing, phonetic instruction, the designing of graphic organizers, and the use of the writing process to respond to literature.  This will be achieved through the use of age-appropriate literature, group activities, and skills-based workbooks.
MATH Grades 2-3
Strengthen the basic skills!  Concepts will include a review of K-1 material, telling time by the quarter and half hour, money, graphing simple fractions, problem-solving, multiplication, and division. Group activities stress the use of manipulatives such as pattern blocks, Cuisenaire rods, clocks, fraction pieces, and counters.  Structured activities using skills-based workbooks will be introduced.


ELA (English Language Arts) Grades 4-5
Continue on your reading and writing quest!  Concepts will include genre studies, designing of graphic organizers, the analysis of literature through the use of critical thinking skills, and creative writing.  Age-appropriate literature, group activities, skills-based workbooks and/or test preparation materials will be provided for class instruction.
MATH Grades 4-5
Unlock the mystery of mathematics!  Concepts will include multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, geometry, graphing, money, percentages, ratio, probability, measurement, and problem-solving.  Skills-based workbooks and/or test-preparation books to reinforce concepts will be used as well as manipulatives for group activities.


ELA (English Language Arts) Grades 6-8
Refine your reading and writing skills!   Develop and explore ideas and write in different genres of literature.  Analyze stories and author styles.  Improve your entire writing process - prewriting with graphic organizers, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing.  Age-appropriate literature, group activities, and skills-based workbooks will be utilized.
MATH Grades 6-8
Continue your quest to become a mathematical wizard! Concepts will include factors, multiples,  analyzing and interpreting data; geometry, fractions, decimals, ratio, proportion, percentage, measurement, tables, and graphs, linear equations, probability, algebra, and problem-solving.  Skills-based workbooks to reinforce concepts will be used as well as manipulatives for group activities.


**Notes: Classes for grades 3 – 8 prepare for the New York State ELA and Math exams in April 2019
**Notes: All classes are aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
**Click here for the CAMPUS MAP for the location of the program on Saturdays.** 
To register, call us at 718-997-2759 or e-mail Rebecca.Girard@qc.cuny.edu