The City of Orlando’s Recreation division is able to offer increased educational services at no cost to elementary age students, Kindergarten through 5th grade, and their families at three of our program sites. The program provides all necessary supplies and teachers for academic instruction.
Academic instruction is taught through Project-Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a way of teaching that focuses on themes for an extended period of time, which helps students gain knowledge and valuable life skills. Students investigate and respond to challenging questions or problems, utilizing critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. This way of teaching helps students make real world applications to what they are learning in the classroom.
Students are educated in core academic areas (math, science and reading) and in specialized enrichment areas. This year students will be engaging in the Mindworks Curriculum. The spring/summer theme is That's Life!, You Be You and Creature Features. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics including Art in Action, Exploration, Math Matters, Around the World, Bring on the Books and Spreading the Word.