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Summer Program

Academics and adventures.

July 7 to August 9, 2019

The Riverview Summer Program is a five-week, co-educational experience, full of adventures, activities, academics, independent living and social skills, and fun!

Riverview Summer offers two distinctly different programs for different age groups: Middle & High School (ages 11–19) and the Post High School (ages 17–22) transition program, all staffed by experienced faculty from Riverview’s school year program.

For Middle & High School students, the Summer Program is designed to build social skills and independent living skills while maintaining academic progress achieved during the school year.

For Post High School (GROW) students, the Summer Program is designed to teach vocational, social, and independent living skills while reinforcing academics.

All while having fun, enjoying activities and adventures on beautiful Cape Cod!

Riverview’s summer experience serves as an ideal opportunity for students, whether coming in for the new school year or not, to become acquainted with campus life, teachers, residential faculty and peers.

Middle & High School summer

Academics

Academic instruction is provided each weekday morning using a thematic, integrated curriculum. Reading, writing and the arts are connected to a central theme, which provides a meaningful, multi-sensory learning environment. Students also receive instruction in mathematics and participate in elective classes to explore new interests.

Activities and Outings

Riverview Summer is about adventures and having fun! Students experience summer on Cape Cod by attending professional sporting events, dances, whale watching, beach outings, water parks, kayaking, deep sea fishing and cultural events, such as concerts and plays—typical teenage experiences!

Social Skills

Social skills training is one of the corner stones of the Riverview program. All activities are designed to strengthen cooperative skills and individual growth. Outings allow for skills learned in the classroom to be practiced in public settings.

Independent Living Skills

Students learn how to plan their time, do chores to take care of their rooms as well as common living spaces, and budget their money to make purchases in the community. They also learn how to self-advocate.

Summer Day Students: Day students participate in the summer program from 8:30am to 5:00pm, five days a week. Designed to mirror the weekday morning and afternoon portion of the School’s boarding program, the day program adheres to the same high standards as the programming available to our boarding students. Parents and/or school districts are responsible for all transportation to and from the day program.

GROW summer

Riverview’s GROW Summer Program is a five-week co-educational experience for students who have graduated from high school (17–22 years old). The program is designed to build students’ vocational and independent living skills while reinforcing academics.

Academics

GROW students participate in academics during the summer to continue building practical reading, writing, and math skills. Students also take afternoon elective classes that give them an opportunity to engage in activities to develop personal and recreational interests.

Vocational Training

Students rotate through career exploratory fields, where they are exposed to jobs and the foundation skills associated with each position. At the completion of the program, students are given a Work Exploratory Assessment.

Activities and Outings

In addition to the hard work, GROW summer is also about adventures and having fun! Students experience summer on Cape Cod by attending professional sporting events, whale watching, beach outings, water parks, kayaking, deep sea fishing and cultural events.

Social Skills

Typical young adult experiences allow for the development of social competency; building and maintaining friendships. Additionally, GROW students learn how to self-advocate.

Independent Living Skills

GROW students learn how to plan activities, arrange transportation, and budget their money. They do chores to take care of their rooms as well as common living spaces, as well as go grocery shopping and cook meals.

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