# Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program

Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program (GRASP) is a summer math and reading correspondence program that helps scholars in grades kindergarten through 8th retain skills learned during the school year by providing review exercises.

## GRASP Curriculum

Teachers and curriculum professionals developed GRASP as a cost efficient substitute for traditional summer school. Lessons were written to correlate with the Common Core Standards which most states have adopted.

GRASP offers 9 lessons to be submitted during the summer - one per week or at a scholar's own pace as long as they are submitted before the final due date. Each lesson reinforces the basic skills typically found in most curricula at that particular grade level. GRASP staff score the lesson and return it to the scholar with comments.

Packets are available for scholars finishing grades K-8 to review their math and reading skills. Scholars finishing grades 4-8 can select online resources instead of the packets.

We recognize our scholars' efforts by awarding a certificate to those who successfully complete at least seven lessons  with 70% accuracy. A medal is given to scholars who successfully complete all nine lessons from their packet.

Print Objectives

## Kindergarten Math Objectives

1. Recognize numbers 1 – 12 when written as words
2. Addition of 2 and 3 one-digit numbers, addition of two-digit numbers and one-digit numbers
3. Subtraction of 2 one-digit numbers, and two-digit minus one-digit numbers
4. Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
5. Complete the pattern
6. Fractions - recognizing 1/4, 1/3, 1/2
7. Money – find the value of coins, counting money, order and compare
8. Choose the correct operation
9. Number sentences – solving for addition and subtraction
10. Counting the number of objects up to 20
11. Tell time to the nearest hour
12. Measurement – use a ruler to measure to the nearest inch
13. Geometry – recognize shapes such as a square, triangle, or circle
14. Read a calendar
15. Use a number line to solve problems
16. Solve number sentences
17. Compare and order numbers such as before, after, between, middle, smallest, largest, next, more, less, first, third, last, most, least
18. Bar and circle graphs
19. Problem solving
20. Estimate time needed to complete situation
21. Compare size of objects such as heaviest, shortest, longest
22. Geometry – identify correct measurement tool
23. Recognize days of the week and correct order of days
24. Write the numbers up to 110
25. Identify a dozen
26. Place value blocks
27. Count backward
28. Identify seasons

## Kindergarten Reading Objectives

1. Recognize lower case and capital letters
2. Write a letter that comes before and after another letter
3. Read a short story and decide what the main idea is
4. Trace letters, lines, circles
5. Write the alphabet
6. Match words that have the same beginning sound
7. Match words that rhyme
8. Classification – group pictures into categories
9. Draw a picture of something that begins with a certain letter
10. Identify letters of the alphabet, matching upper and lower case letters
11. Read a simple sentence
12. Recognize beginning and ending letters and sounds
13. Identify beginning letter of each picture
14. Recognize matching words
15. Recognize difference between real and make believe sentences
16. Listening skills – parent reads directions and child follow directions
17. Put three words in correct order to make a sentence
18. Select picture that begins with a certain letter
19. Recognize written word that matches the picture
20. Sequence three story pictures

## First Grade Math Objectives

1. Adding 2, 3 and 4 one-digit numbers, adding two-digit numbers plus one-digit numbers
2. Subtracting two-digit numbers minus one-digit numbers and two-digit numbers minus two-digit numbers
3. Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
4. Counting the number of objects up to 100
5. Money – find the value of coins, adding the value of coins
6. Read a calendar
7. Fractions – recognize 1/4, 1/3, 1/2
8. Geometry – recognize a square, triangle, rectangle, oval
9. Tell time to nearest hour and half-hour, add or subtract time, estimate time needed to complete situation
10. Complete the pattern
11. Count backwards
12. Bar graph
13. Place value blocks
14. Identify fact families
15. Identify unnecessary information in story problem
16. Use of < > =
17. Compare and order numbers
18. Geometry – use a ruler to measure to the nearest inch
19. Recognize correct number sentence for addition and subtraction
20. Find missing number in number sequence
21. Compare size of objects – shortest, heaviest, fullest
22. Recognize numbers when written such as 6 tens 5 ones = 65
23. Story problems
24. Compare weight of objects
25. Identify even and odd numbers

## First Grade Reading Objectives

1. Comprehension – read a short story and answer questions
2. Choose the correct verb in a sentence
3. Choose the correct noun in a sentence
4. Identify main idea
5. Listen to and follow 3 step directions
6. Choose correctly spelled word
7. Identify beginning and ending consonant diagraphs
8. Choose correct homophone
9. Compound words
10. ABC order
11. Identify beginning consonant blends
12. Identify author and illustrator of book
13. Contractions – choose the two words that make up a contraction
14. Capitalization – choose correctly capitalized sentence
15. Identify as fiction or non-fiction
16. Choose correct ending punctuation for sentences
17. Identify words with the same beginning sounds
18. Choose correct word to use in sentence
19. Identify naming words and action words
20. Synonyms and antonyms
21. Choose proper place to begin reading a story
22. Sentence comprehension – putting parts of sentences together
23. Identify words that belong to the same word family as the picture
24. Classification – identify correct grouping of words
25. Choose proper place to find information
26. Spelling
27. Select complete and incomplete sentences
28. Identify words that have the same vowel sound

## Second Grade Math Objectives

1. Adding 3 one-digit numbers and 2 two-digit numbers with and without regrouping
2. Subtracting two-digit numbers minus one-digit numbers with regrouping and subtracting three-digit numbers minus two-digit and three digit numbers with and without regrouping or borrowing
3. Multiplication – meaning of
4. Division – meaning of
5. Ordering numbers
6. Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s 10’s, 100’s
7. Recognizing numbers up to 1000
8. Identify odd and even numbers
9. Temperature – read a thermometer
10. Time – telling time, adding and subtracting time to the nearest hour, half-hour, and quarter hour
11. Meaning of < > =
12. Story problems
13. Fact families
14. Graphs – bar and pictograph
15. Measurement – use of a ruler to measure to nearest inch
16. Measurement – inch, foot, yard, ounces, pound, cup, gallon, quart, gram, kilogram
17. Money – value of coins, adding and subtracting value of coins and bills
18. Identify correct number sentence for addition and subtraction
19. Write and read numbers in standard notation
20. Fractions – meaning of, subtracting and adding, identify shaded part
21. Recognize ordinal numbers such as first (1st)
22. Identify inverse operations
23. Read place value blocks up to 1000
24. Identify unnecessary information in story problem
25. Write numbers in expanded notation
26. Write a number problem to go with picture

## Second Grade Reading Objectives

1. Comprehension
2. Spelling
3. Capitalization
4. Letter writing skills
5. Addressing an envelope
6. Using context clues
7. Vocabulary skills – find meaning of words
8. Identify words with same vowel sounds
9. Main idea – read short story and identify main idea
10. Choose whether story is reality or fantasy
11. Identify the adjective, adverb, or verb in a sentence
12. Choose the correct word to complete a sentence
13. Vocabulary – choose a word with the same meaning
14. Use context clues
15. ABC order
16. Synonyms and antonyms
17. Choose best story beginning
18. Sequencing – decide what is most likely to happen next
19. Punctuation – identify punctuation errors and choose correct punctuation at end of sentences
20. Poetry
21. Reference sources – choose correct use of atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia
22. Identify parts of a book
23. Rhyming words
24. Identify differences between fable and fairy tale

Print Objectives

## Third Grade Math Objectives

1. Addition of two, three, and four-digit numbers plus two, three, and four-digit numbers
2. Subtraction of two, three, and four-digit numbers minus two, three, and four-digits with or without regrouping
3. Multiplication – meaning of, one-digit times one-digit
4. Division – meaning of, one-digit divided by one-digit
5. Money – find value of coins and bills, make change
6. Meaning of < > =
7. Ordering numbers
8. Fractions – ordering, show shaded part of a whole or mixed number
9. Time –tell time, find elapsed time to nearest hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, ten minutes, and five minutes
10. Probability
11. Temperature – read thermometer, determine temperature situations
12. Geometry – perimeter, area, angle, right angle, line segment, pentagon, octagon, triangle, square, triangle intersect
13. Number patterns
14. Measurement – hour, minute, second, inch, feet, yard, ounce, pint, quart, gallon, pound, mile centimeter
15. Estimate to nearest 10 or 100
16. Skip counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, 10’s, 50’s, 100’s, 500’s, 1000’s
17. Properties
18. Graphs – frequency table, bar graph
19. Calendar – days, week
20. Decimals – adding and subtracting decimals
21. Solve 2 step problems
22. Round numbers to nearest 10 and 100
23. Identify denominator and numerator
24. Use of arrays to identify facts
25. Write and read numbers in standard notation
26. Write a number problem to correlate with picture
27. Read place value blocks up to 1000
28. Find the missing number on a number line
29. Problem solving using the order of operations
30. Measurement – use of a ruler to measure to the nearest centimeter

## Third Grade Reading Objectives

1. Antonyms, synonyms, homonyms
2. Vocabulary
3. Spelling
4. Editing
5. Verbs and pronouns – proper use of
6. Main idea and supporting details
7. Plurals and possessives
8. Parts of a letter
9. Comprehension
10. Contractions
11. Reading for information
12. Listening skills – adult reads story and child answers questions
13. Cause and effect relationship
14. Divide words into syllables
15. Compound words
16. Context words
17. Prefixes and suffixes
18. Using a table of contents
19. Adjectives
20. Correct verb and subject agreement
21. Sequencing events in a story
22. Use of word web
23. Reality or fantasy
24. Dictionary skills
25. Punctuation and grammar
26. Identify authors purpose: entertain, persuade, or inform
27. Use of a Venn Diagram
28. Using an index
29. Punctuation
30. Identify common and proper nouns
31. Using an encyclopedia or newspaper to find information
32. Reading strategies
33. Words with multiple meanings
34. ABC order
35. Putting parts of sentences together
36. Proper use of quotation marks

## Fourth Grade Math Objectives

1. Addition of two, three, and four-digit numbers plus two, three, and four-digit numbers
2. Subtraction of two, three, and four-4 digit numbers minus two, three, and four-digit numbers with or without regrouping
3. Multiplication of three-digit numbers times one and two digit numbers, four-digit numbers times 1 digit numbers
4. Division of four-digit numbers divided by one-digit with and without remainders
5. Decimals – add, subtract, order, place value
6. Money – make change
7. Arrays
8. Properties
9. Geometry – triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, square, polygon, rectangle, congruent, equivalent, rotation, line of symmetry, vertices
10. Number patterns
11. Measurement – week, year, inch, feet, yard, ounce, pound, gallon, centimeter
12. Estimate to the nearest 10, 100, 1000
13. Temperature – read thermometer, determine temperature situations, identify freezing and boiling points
14. Graphs – bar, pictograph, frequency table
15. Measurement – perimeter, area, volume
16. Probability
17. Fractions – shade, add or subtract with like denominator, order, identify equivalent fractions
18. Round to nearest 10, 100, 1000
19. Measurement – use ruler to measure to nearest centimeter
20. Time – tell time to the nearest minute, find elapsed time
21. Identify decimals as place value blocks
22. Fact families
23. Find unknown variable in number sentences
24. Write numbers in standard notation and expanded notation
25. Identify odd and even numbers
26. Geometry- recognize geometric shapes, congruent figures, similar figures, rotation and flips of figures

## Fourth Grade Reading Objectives

1. Comprehension
2. Identify adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, nouns, verbs
3. Reading skills
4. Spelling
5. Punctuation and grammar
6. Main idea and supporting details
7. Reading for information
8. Common and proper nouns
9. Use of guide words
10. Synonyms, homophones, antonyms
11. Dictionary skills
12. ABC order
13. Sequencing
14. Identify parts of a letter and what kind of letter
15. Adjectives that compare
16. Identify complete and incomplete sentences
17. Use of context clues
18. Prefixes and suffixes
19. Vocabulary

## Fifth Grade Math Objectives

1. Addition – up to and including six-digit numbers plus six-digit numbers
2. Subtraction – up to and including six-digit numbers minus six-digit numbers
3. Multiplication – up to and including four-digit numbers times three-digit numbers
4. Division – up to and including six-digit numbers divided by three-digit numbers
5. Fractions
• add with like denominators
• add with unlike denominators
• add mixed numbers
• subtract with like denominators
• subtract with unlike denominators
• subtract mixed numbers
• multiply fractions
• multiply mixed numbers
• divide fractions
• divide mixed numbers
• order fractions
• relate to decimals
• reduce fractions
• equivalent fractions
6. Decimals
• place value
• equivalent decimals
• compare and order
• round
• relate decimals to fractions
• add decimals
• subtract decimals
• multiply by whole number
• divide by whole number
7. Find value of unknown variable
8. Order numbers
9. Measurement – perimeter, area
10. Geometry – right angle, perpendicular, parallel, intersect, line of symmetry, point, ray, equilateral
11. Number patterns
12. Money – adding totals
13. Graphs – chart, bar, pie, line, pictograph
14. Probability
15. Multiples, factors, and factor trees
16. Metrics – conversions, add and subtract story problems
17. Use of < > =
18. Writing numbers in standard form and expanded form
19. Finding the average, median, mode, and range
20. Measurement – inches, feet, yard, gallon, ounces, pounds, cups, quarts
21. Composite and prime numbers
22. Estimate
23. Mental math
24. Find elapsed time
25. Number arrays
26. Identify fractions and decimals on a number line
27. Converting from one unit of measurement to another

## Fifth Grade Reading Objectives

1. Synonyms, antonyms, homophones
2. Abbreviations
3. Identify authors purpose: entertain, inform, persuade
4. Identify difference between fact and opinion
5. Identify adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions
6. Identify different kinds of poetry: clerihew, haiku, limerick, cinquain
7. Main idea and supporting details
8. Figures of speech
9. Outlining
10. Predict what will happen next in a story
11. Identify the problem in a story
12. Identify and choose the correct verb tense
13. Identify the correct source to locate information
14. Common and proper nouns
15. Plurals and possessives
16. Editing
17. Using context clues
18. Making inferences
19. Vocabulary
20. Comprehension
21. Punctuation
22. Choose the best summary of a story
23. Use of guide words
24. Contractions
25. Similes

Print Objectives

## Sixth Grade Math Objectives

1. Addition – up to and including six-digit numbers plus six-digit numbers
2. Subtraction – up to and including six-digit numbers minus six-digit numbers
3. Multiplication – up to and including four-digit numbers times four-digit numbers
4. Division – up to and including six-digit numbers divided by three-digit numbers
5. Fractions
• add with like denominators
• add with unlike denominators
• add mixed numbers
• estimate sums
• subtract with like denominators
• subtract with unlike denominator
• subtract mixed numbers
• multiply fractions
• multiply mixed numbers
• divide fractions
• divide mixed numbers
• relate fractions and decimals
• relate fractions and percents
• equivalent fractions
• simplest forms
• least common denominator
• compare and order
• relate mixed numbers as improper fractions
• find fraction of a number
• identify diagram of a fraction or mixed number
6. Decimals
• place value
• equivalent decimals
• compare and order
• relate decimals and fractions
• relate decimals, fractions, and percents
• add decimals
• subtract decimals
• multiply by whole number
• multiply by decimal
• divide by a whole number
• divide by decimal
• zeroes in quotient and dividend
• identify as shown in a diagram
7. Percent
• meaning
• relate fractions and percents
• relate decimals and percents
• percent of a number
• percent one number is of another
• find number when percent of it is unknown
• percent applications of discount and sale price
8. Graphs – line, pie, bar, charts
9. Estimate the measure of an angle
10. Composite and prime numbers
11. Find greatest common factor
12. Round to nearest ten, hundred, thousand
13. Mental math
14. Geometry – line of symmetry diameter, congruent
figures, measuring angles, kinds of angles (acute,
obtuse, right, straight), similar figures
15. Order of operations
16. Number patterns
17. Find average, range, median, mode
18. Finding value of unknown angle of a triangle
19. Perimeter
20. Finding elapsed time
21. Area of a square, rectangle, and triangle
22. Finding factors, factor trees
23. Identify point on a number line
24. Find value of unknown variables
25. Rate – miles per hour or miles per gallon
26. Story problems
27. Write numbers in standard form or expanded form
28. Use of < > =

## Sixth Grade Reading Objectives

1. Comprehension
2. Figures of speech: simile, personification, alliteration
3. Spelling
4. Parts of speech: adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, nouns, prepositions, verbs
5. Identify kinds of nouns: common, proper, singular, plural
6. Compound subjects and predicates
7. Choose correct source of information
8. Main idea and supporting details
9. Homophones, antonyms, synonyms
10. Cause and effect
11. Pronouns and antecedents
12. Simple and complete subjects and predicates
13. Subject and verb agreement
14. Contractions
15. Prepositional phrases
16. Using context clues
17. Comparisons using er, est, more, most
18. Reading for information
19. Predicate nominatives
20. Vocabulary
21. Possessives and plurals
22. Outlining
23. Identify natural phenomenon
24. Fact or opinion
25. Verbs and tenses
26. Use of quotation marks

## Seventh Grade Math Objectives

1. Addition
2. Subtraction
3. Multiplication
4. Division
5. Fractions
• add with like denominators
• add with unlike denominators
• add mixed numbers
• estimate sums
• subtract with like denominators
• subtract with unlike denominators
• subtract mixed numbers
• estimate differences
• multiply fractions
• multiply mixed numbers
• estimate products
• divide fractions
• divide mixed numbers
• estimate quotients
• relate fractions and decimals
• relate fractions and percents
• solve equations
• identify shaded fractional parts on a graph
• meaning of fractions
• equivalent fractions
• simplest form
• least common denominator
• compare and order
• round
• mixed number as improper fraction
• find fraction of a number
• reciprocals
6. Decimals
• place value
• equivalent decimals
• compare and order
• round
• relate decimals and fractions
• relate decimals, fractions, and percents
• add decimals
• subtract decimals
• estimate sums and differences
• multiply by whole number
• multiply by decimal
• estimate products
• divide by whole number
• divide by decimal
• zeroes in quotient and dividend
• estimate quotients
• mental math strategies
• solve equations
7. Percent
• meaning
• relate fractions and percents
• relate decimals and percents
• percent of a number
• percent one number is of another
• find number when percent of it is known
• estimate percents
• mental math
• applications in simple interest
• applications in discount/sale price
• Seventh Grade Math Objectives Continued
8. Ratio
• meaning
• equal ratios
• rate
9. Proportion
• meaning
• solve proportions
10. Measurement
• length, capacity, weight, mass
• find elapsed time
• temperature
• perimeter, area, volume
11. Money
• sums and differences
• products and quotients
12. Rounding and estimating
13. Number patterns
14. Mental math
15. Coordinate graphing
• locate points on a number line
• graph coordinates in four quadrants
16. Positive – negative numbers
• meaning of integers
• compare and order
• add and subtract
• multiply and divide
17. Exponents
18. Square roots
19. Algebra
• use order of operations
• solve number sentences
• evaluate algebraic expressions
• use of pi
• use of formulas
20. Probability
21. Find the average
22. Factors and multiples
23. Common factors/greatest common factor
24. Common multiples/least common multiple
25. Prime and composite numbers
26. Geometry
• perimeter, area, volume
• parallelogram, trapezoid, rhombus, rectangle, square
• hexagon, octagon, pentagon, decagon, quadrilateral
• area of a rectangle, circle, square, triangle
• find the value of a missing angle in a quadrilateral
• find the value of a missing angle in a triangle
• parallel lines, perpendicular lines
• acute, obtuse, and right angles
• scalene triangle, equilateral triangle
• find complementary angles
• use of a protractor
• changing from one unit of measurement to another
• changing from American to metric units of
• measurement
• graphs – circle, bar, line, pie, frequency table
• < > = symbols
• measure and estimate angles
• relationships in a right triangle
• story problems
27. Write numbers in standard form and expanded form
28. Write numbers in scientific notation

## Seventh Grade Reading Objectives

1. Comprehension
2. Parts of speech: adverb, adjective, noun, verb, pronoun
3. Spelling
4. Vocabulary
5. Figures of speech
6. Synonyms, homophones, antonyms
7. Determine the mood of a story
8. Use of personification, onomatopoeia, metaphor, hyperbole
9. Common and proper nouns
10. Fact or opinion
11. Outlining
12. Choose correct reference book
13. Comparative and superlative forms
14. Characterization
15. Identify type of writing: short story, novel, essay, expository
16. Dictionary skills
17. Determine correct pronoun use
18. Identify parts of a business letter
19. Compound subjects and verbs
20. Punctuation
21. Grammar
22. ABC order
23. Quotation marks
24. Reading techniques: jigsaw, flowchart, skim, scan

## Eighth Grade Math Objectives

1. Addition
2. Subtraction
3. Multiplication
4. Division
5. Fractions
• add with like denominators
• add with unlike denominators
• add mixed numbers
• subtract with like denominators
• subtract with unlike denominators
• subtract mixed numbers
• multiply fractions
• multiply mixed numbers
• divide fractions
• divide mixed numbers
• relate fractions and decimals
• relate fractions and percents
• solve equations
• meaning of fractions
• equivalent fractions
• simplest form
• least common denominator
• compare and order
• round
• mixed number as improper fraction
• find fraction of a number
• reciprocals
6. Decimals
• place value
• equivalent decimals
• compare and order
• round
• relate decimals and fractions
• relate decimals, fractions, and percents
• add decimals
• subtract decimals
• multiply by whole number
• multiply by decimal
• divide by whole number
• divide by decimal
• zeroes in quotient and dividend
• mental math strategies
• solve equations
7. Percents
• meaning
• relate fractions and percents
• relate decimals and percents
• percent of a number
• percent one number is of another
• find number when percent of it is known
• application in circle graph
• estimate percents
• mental math
• applications in simple interest
• applications in discount/sale price
8. Ratio
• meaning
• equal ratios
• rate
9. Proportion
• meaning
• solve proportions
10. Measurement
• temperature
• perimeter, area, volume
11. Money
• sums and differences
• products and quotients
12. Rounding and estimating
13. Number patterns
14. Mental math
15. Coordinate graphing
• locate points on a number line
• graph coordinates in four quadrants
16. Positive – negative numbers
• meaning of integers
• compare and order
• add and subtract
• multiply and divide
17. Exponents
18. Square roots
19. Algebra
• use order of operations
• solve number sentences
• evaluate algebraic expressions
• use of pi
• use of formulas
20. Probability
21. Find the average, median, mode, and range
22. Factors and multiples
23. Common factors – greatest common factors
24. Common multiples – least common multiple
25. Use of > < =
26. Geometry
• perimeter, area, volume
• parallelogram, trapezoid, rhombus, rectangle, square
• hexagon, octagon, pentagon, decagon, quadrilateral, ray
• hypotenuse, altitude, midpoint, radius
• find the value of a rectangle, circle, square, triangle,
• trapezoid, parallelogram, and irregular shape
• find the value of a missing angle in a quadrilateral
• find the value of a missing angle in a triangle
• parallel lines, perpendicular lines
• acute, obtuse, straight, and right angles
• equilateral triangle
• find complementary angles and corresponding angles
• find congruent sides
• find diagonal
• Pythagorean Theorem
• find the volume of a sphere, cylinder, cone, rectangle
• line of symmetry
• find the perpendicular bisector
• find the surface area
• changing from one unit of measurement to another
• changing from American to metric units of measurement
• graphs – circle, bar, line, pie, frequency table, Venn
• diagram
• find the circumference of a circle
• estimate measure of angles
• relationships in a right triangle
• story problems
27. Graph solution to equality on a number line
28. Find the absolute value
29. Write numbers in standard form and expanded form
30. Write numbers in scientific notation

## Eighth Grade Reading Objectives

1. Comprehension
2. Spelling
3. Parts of speech: adjective, adverb, noun, verb, pronoun
4. Fact or opinion
5. Pronouns and antecedents
6. Correct use of then and than
7. Possessives and plurals
8. Acronyms
9. Correct verb usage: rise or raise, sit or sat
10. Capitalization
11. Punctuation
12. Use of commas
13. Sequencing
14. Predicate nominatives
15. Outlining
16. Use of simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia
17. Cause and effect
18. Homophones, antonyms, synonyms
19. Independent and subordinate clauses
20. Use of context clues to find word meanings
21. Degrees of adjective: positive, comparative, superlative
22. Appositives
23. Use of skim and scan techniques
24. Business letter writing skills
25. Prepositional phrases
26. Identify feeling of characters in story

### Increase Test Scores

"Can’t wait for the Summer program; I firmly believe that Taylor’s testing scores have remained consistent because of the bridge that GRASP provides between grades and I am so grateful that it is available to us!"

- Marti

### Great Activity for Summer Months

"This brings back happy memories of when our daughter Jennifer participated in GRASP 30 years ago. A great activity for the summer months. Now she's a mom and MD passing on the tradition."

- Grandpa Duke

### Expanding Skills

"I am very happy with this program. I plan on using it again next summer. My son has not only retained his skills but has expanded them."

- Susan, parent

### Parent & Child Engagement

"GRASP helps a parent to get to know more about their child and see how they think."

- Sue, parent

### Retain Study Habits

"We are so thankful you offer this program to help our children stay in the study habit."

- Ken & Marilyn, parents and teachers

### Sound Program that Builds Confidence

"You have a very sound program and I am personally and professionally pleased with the outcome it has produced in my daughter. She is becoming more confident with her mathematical skills and looks forward to the new experiences your program offers."

- Stanley, father and associate professor

### Scholar Enthusiasm

"Sara has really enjoyed working on the GRASP program this summer. Her enthusiasm remained throughout, and she eagerly looked forward to the return mail and your cute comments."

- Mary, parent

### What is the program format?

Each course in math and reading consists of a packet of nine weekly lessons, envelopes addressed to the scoring center, and pencil. Each lesson is constructed to reinforce typical basic skills generally found in most curricula at that particular grade.

### What should my child expect?

A scholar is enrolled in reading and/or math by assignment to the level that was completed during the school year. Special needs scholars and gifted scholars can compensate by simply enrolling at the level appropriate for them. Completed answer sheets are sent to a scoring center where trained personnel process the responses and return the corrected copy. The lessons can be scheduled around family vacations or camp.

### How do scholars benefit?

Our program is uniquely designed to provide encouragement and reinforcement to scholars over the summer by: providing feedback on a weekly basis, providing help on problem areas and awarding successful work. Using the GRASP materials helps scholars recall information learned during the school year over the summer. The scholar is ready to start the next school year without losing important skills and thought processes.

### Does my school benefit from this program?

Yes. We keep track of each scholar's progress and completion. We mail each participating district a report on the scholars that they enrolled. Offering this program shows parents how important education is to your staff.

## Register for GRASP

### Register Online

If your school or district does not participate by enrolling scholars in GRASP, register online by clicking the button below. The cost for independent enrollment is \$38 for one subject or \$68 for both math and reading. If ordering the mail-in packets, we will send them materials to your home. If ordering online GRASP we will email you when the payment is processed and the account is activated.

### Register by Mail or Fax

You may also download our GRASP Enrollment Form PDF to print, complete, and return by mail or fax. If you need assistance accessing this PDF form, please contact our Director of GRASP at GRASP@grps.org

Mail: Please deliver form to 2405 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

Fax: Please fax form to 616-819-2545.

## Contact Us

Call to find out how you can help bring GRASP to your students!