Summer Programs

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Check back closer to summer of 2022 for our summer programs: math classes and Challenge School!

This summer Kim Donellan will be offering two math groups (below) utilizing Making Math Real®-based strategies

Making Math Real® is the highest quality, comprehensive and scientifically-based systematic simultaneous multi-sensory structured methods in mathematics. The methods are specifically engineered to foster students’ abilities to activate and sustain working memory throughout problem solving. (Scroll down to learn more about Kim.)

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Multiplication Facts Course

We will use the 9 Lines©-based support for the multiplication facts, which utilizes a mental organizer for symbol imaging in developing automaticity. This course will spend one day on each family, as well as blend/mix between fact families. It will also provide parents with tools and games to implement at home in order to continue to develop and maintain the multiplication facts.

Dates: July 19-30, 2021 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Who: Incoming 3rd graders looking for a head start, or 4th and 5th graders needing a refresh
Cost: $950 for course and materials

Note: Space is limited and group will not take place if minimum number of students is not met.
Contact Kim Donellan to register or for more information!

Incoming 6th Graders Review Course

This course will review a range of topics that have been covered in elementary school in order to prep our incoming 6th graders for their start in middle school.

In this course we will be utilizing Making Math Real®-based strategies and methods from the 4 Operations, Fractions, Decimals, Place Value, Time, Money & Geometry.

Dates: July 19th-30th (Mon-Fri)
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Who: Incoming 6th graders
Cost: $950 for course and materials

Note: Space is limited and group will not take place if minimum number of students is not met.
Contact Kim Donellan to register or for more information!

Kim Donellan, M.B.A., ET/P, CAAbout Kim Donellan

Kim Donellan, M.B.A., ET/P, CAS is an Educational Therapist and has 
always been very involved in and very dedicated to helping children 
maximize their full potential. Her inspiration to help people with
 learning differences came from her two sisters, both born with
 different disabilities. Kim began her career in education over 15
 years ago working at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. From 
there, she began her private practice and helped start a school for
 children with ASD. Kim joined Morrissey-Compton as an Educational
 Specialist in 2017. She has completed Making Math Real® courses (Overview K-12, Kindergarten, 9 Lines Intensive, The 4 Operations 7 The 400 Math Facts, Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value, Pre-Algebra, Geometry Part I, Time & Money, and Games!), trained in Lindamood-Bell
 programs (Visualizing & Verbalizing, Seeing Stars, Talkies, LiPS, and
 On Cloud Nine Math), Orton-Gillingham,  TouchMath, Handwriting Without Tears, Seeing My Time: Executive
 Functioning Success, Zones of Regulation, Kimochis: Social &
 Emotional Learning, and TEACCH: Autism Program through the
 University of North Carolina. Kim is a Certified Autism Specialist and
 has her Autism Certificate. She is certified in Pivotal Response
 Training (PRT) through The Koegel Autism Center at the University
 of California, Santa Barbara. Kim earned her Bachelor of Science 
from the University of California, Davis. She earned her Master of
 Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of California,
 Davis. She earned her graduate certificate in Educational Therapy 
from the University of California, Riverside Extension Program.

KIM DONELLAN, IN UTILIZING MAKING MATH REAL® (MMR®) METHODS, IS NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH, A MEMBER OF, OR EMPLOYED BY THE MAKING MATH REAL INSTITUTE (MMRI), AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR REFLECT MMR® OR DAVID BERG IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER. NEITHER THE MMRI NOR DAVID BERG HAS TRAINED, CERTIFIED, LICENSED, MONITORED, ENDORSED, RECOMMENDED, OR SPONSORED KIM. MMR® IS A CLINICAL METHODOLOGY, NOT A PROGRAM OR A CURRICULUM, AND NEITHER THE MMRI NOR DAVID BERG MONITORS, ENDORSES, OR ACCOUNTS FOR THE QUALITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY KIM.
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Challenge School

Challenge is a unique summer school. It remains the only private summer school that is not part of a year-round special education school. Our kids love Challenge School so much that they return every summer! This is incredible in that many of these children find school an unrewarding place.

Challenge is a 5-week summer school program for students in K-6th grades and those entering 7th grade in the fall. It is the perfect option for children who struggle academically in their regular school environment.

Our small classes (8-12 students per class) are taught by experienced teachers and all students are grouped by age and instructional needs. Learning happens using a fun theme-based curriculum. Students with learning disabilities receive a review of basic reading, writing, and math as well as strategies to develop organization and thinking.

We have expanded our ADHD/Executive Functioning curriculum to encompass all classes, as we believe it will benefit all of our students.

The three goals of Challenge School are to:

  • Maintain Academic Skills over the Summer
  • Foster Self-Esteem and Academic Confidence
  • Teach Alternative Strategies for Reading, Writing, Math, and Organization/Executive Functioning

Every student in Challenge School receives high quality individualized attention and preparation for the following school year. This includes a parent-teacher conference to help guide recommendations for the fall; parent classes; and teacher reports with individualized recommendations by September.