Once students arrive at Campus Clubs, our first priority is to help them complete their homework. Our teacher’s supplemental lesson plans are derived by the content children are learning at school. Every classroom utilizes a balanced literacy approach and is set up in a cooperative learning model.
Many lesson plans are formed from textbooks published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Our Education Director oversees the academic curriculum used by each grade. These include math, science, spelling, and reading comprehension lessons.
Reading is Fundamental
Our K5-3rd grade classrooms receive several new books per year through the literacy non-profit, Reading is Fundamental. We use these books and lesson plans every day with our students. After introducing this program, students scored higher in reading comprehension on our yearly testing.
The library is designed to help students develop a love for reading, discover new interests, and increase vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The books are organized by genre and can be checked out by K5-12th grade students within the building. The library is also a great resource for teachers as they create lesson plans.
Our six-week academic camp helps to reduce the effects of “summer slide” by offering a 15 to 1 student/teacher ratio and concentrated participation in several intensive programs. Along with our academic programming, students enjoy a variety of camps, including sports, art, robotics, Vacation Bible School, and more.
Science comes to life in our STEM Lab. In past lessons, students have learned how to create a pulley system and even used our Executive Director’s hair to demonstrate what static looks like!
Volunteers from the Robotics Team at First Presbyterian Day School host our weekly class and teach our students new skills. Our Robotics Team has won multiple awards at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) tournaments. In 2021, they advanced through several rounds of competition, making it to the state tournament!
African American History
Our teachers incorporate local, state, and national African American history into their lesson plans throughout the year. In 2021, we installed a mural on our outside storage containers based on two significant people from the Pleasant Hill neighborhood that our students learned about in the classroom. Jefferson Long was the first African American congressman from Georgia. Lucy Craft Laney founded the first school for black children in Augusta, Georgia in 1883.
Our garden gives students the opportunity to plant, water, harvest and learn about the cycle of food from garden to table. Some of our partners include local Master Gardener groups, sororities, and Mercer University Engineering students. Our most recent addition is an aquaponics system for growing plants.