Saturday Academic Program
Every student begins his REACHing MAGIS experience with the Saturday Academic Program, which starts in the fall and concludes in the winter. Accelerated and remedial classes are offered and designed to improve each student's skills in Language Arts and Mathematics. The program also incorporates Lego Robotics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Graphic Arts, Web Design, Entrepreneurship with "Pitch" experience, and Test Preparation for any standard test.
The Saturday Academic Program consists of:
5th Graders - 20 Saturdays (October 24 - February 27)
6th Graders - 24 Saturdays (October 3 - February 27)
7th Graders - 25 Saturdays (September 12 - February 27)
8th Graders - 15 Saturdays (September 12 - December 19)
The focus is on the core academic principles of: grammar, spelling, vocabulary, creative writing, reading comprehension, basic math skills, decimals, fractions, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, graphic design, basic computing, art education, communication skills and business fundamentals. Classes during the Saturday Academic Program are held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:20 p.m.
Summer Achievement Program
The Summer Achievement Program is an important component of this year-long program. Each rising 7th and 8th grader from the Saturday Academic Program is eligible, as long as he has successfully earned his credits by exemplifying 80% attendance, good grades and conduct within the program and school community.
Hosted in conjunction with the Arrupe Summer Program and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the Summer Achievement Program focuses on academic acceleration, communication and problem solving through a wide variety of athletic and social activities. Following the conclusion of SEP's daily activities, the 7th and 8th grade REACHing MAGIS students participate in team-building activities through The Foundry, Cleveland's community rowing and sailing center.