School of Education

Arcadia Community Learning Center

Summer 2019 Reading Program

Program Dates: Tuesday, June 25 - Thursday, July 18, 2019
Meeting Times: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Arcadia University, Glenside Campus, Taylor Hall, Room 323
Program Fee: $350.00 ($175 deposit due at time of application, remaining balance $175 due by June 15, 2019)​

To apply:
Complete an application form for each child (currently enrolled in grades K-4) or apply here online.

To reserve your seat:
Space is limited. Send deposit, $175.00, as a check or money order payable to ACLC and application form (if using paper application) to:

Arcadia Community Learning Center
Summer Reading Program
Taylor Hall Room 200
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Once your application and deposit are received, you will receive an email confirmation for your child's space in the program.

About the Summer Reading Program by Arcadia Community Learning Center

Designed for students to become more competent and confident readers. Taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors in their final stage of a master's degree as a Reading Specialist K-12. Arcadia's master's Reading Programs are nationally accredited by International Dyslexia Association and Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI). Supervision of the program is provided by university professors who are PA certified Reading Specialists K-12.

Comprehensive Literacy Program

Instruction focuses on all literacy skills including: phonemic and word analysis; vocabulary; fluency; comprehension and writing.  Instructional approaches include Wilson/Fundations materials used for word analysis skills. These skills are taught through engaging, interactive activities to improve comprehension and learning specific strategies related to deeper understanding of text. Strategies are applied in reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials. Thematic units at each grade level encourage excitement as children read, write and engage in projects.


All children enrolled are assessed using informal reading and writing assessments to identify their strengths and needs in various literacy skills. Ongoing progress monitoring allows children to receive instruction targeted to their specific areas of need.


Parents are involved in the progress of their child throughout the program.  Parents receive a written report to reflect the initial literacy assessment, their child's portfolio highlighting their work from the program and a final summary report showing student's growth. Families join a planned celebration on the final day of the program. The celebration showcases the children’s program learning experiences and projects.

Program Cost

The four-week summer session is $350.00. A deposit of $175.00 must accompany the application to be considered. Final payment is due on or before June 15th.