Focus on Learning: Don't "slide" this summer!

LAUNCH SAIL is an academically based program geared at maintaining and developing academic skills over the summer months in order to address summer regression; also known as the “summer slide”. Class sizes are small allowing teachers to target each individual student’s needs and provide a hands-on, multi-sensory approach to learning. This creates a fun and engaging experience for students.



We are excited to be back for summer 2022!

Dates: July 12 - August 18, 2022

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Hours: 9:00 am - 2:45 pm

Location: Pine Grove Middle School, 101 Spartan Way, East Syracuse, NY 13067

Ages: 6 - 11

Cost: 3 classes: $525.00; 4 classes: $625.00; 7 classes: $930.00


  • Three or four classes in chosen subject areas

  • Either AM or PM


  • Seven classes

  • Lunch is from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm. Students are responsible for providing their lunches.

Classes Offered

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Study Strategies/Written Language
  • Social Awareness
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Music


  • Classes offered include reading, math, written language/study strategies, social awareness, technology, art, and music.

  • Class periods are 45 minutes in length.

  • Each child has an individual schedule based on class selection.

  • Students are grouped according to age.

  • Class size is no more than eight students per teacher.

  • Classes are taught by highly-qualified teachers who work in local school districts during the school year.

  • The teachers are responsible for designing their own curriculum to address the needs of the students, with the exception of reading class, in which the teachers are required to use the Orton-Gillingham/Wilson method.

  • The program strives to achieve the following outcomes for each student: 

    • learning

    • experience success

    • have fun

    • experience no regression

    • maintain academic growth

    • develop strategies

    • learn new skills

    • develop social skills

    • develop new friendships

  • Students of varying abilities participate in the program, including, but not limited to, typical learners, students diagnosed with a learning disability and/or ADHD, and higher functioning students on the autism spectrum.