You are here
You are here
Summer Sojourn is Franklin Academy’s renowned college-prep program, in summer mode!
Students participate in high-interest “Paths,” experientially-based classes organized around six areas of interest: STEM, Preforming Arts, Visual Arts, Outdoors, Animal Adventures, and Community Service. Paths vary from Lego Robotics and Marine Science, to Outdoor Survival Skills and theater arts. They are designed to develop skills in the given discipline, as well as practice, and improve social and executive functioning skills necessary for independence and learning in other aspects of life.
Social and executive functioning skills programming
Recognizing and implementing pro-social strategies in order to make and keep friends is a typical challenge for our students. Staff members provide deliberate instruction, individually and in the milieu, to help students to attain goals they set for themselves. Additionally, staff provides instruction on basic executive functioning skills, such as organization and time management. Parents are offered a weekly phone call and a written report summarizing their child’s experience. Typically, students share that they make lasting friendships, and admit that they may have even learned a thing or two during their Summer Sojourn adventure!