All programs are open to the community.

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Online Tutoring

Our brains are like muscles. Without practice, they weaken. Do not let your student fall behind this summer.

Your student will virtually meet 1-to-1 with an Echelon Academy teacher to reinforce topics introduced in the previous school year, keep their mind engaged and ensure continued learning in all subject areas. Based on their schedule, students will collaborate with their teacher 4 hours each week. Prior to the first session, students and parents will design an individualized plan with Echelon to best suit your students’ learning objectives. 

$750/month

 

Adult Foreign Language Classes Online

It is never too late to start. Those who acquire a second language in adulthood slow down cognitive decline from aging. 

Explore a whole new world of language. Take classes individually, with a partner or with a group of friends! Choose the foreign language you wish to learn: Spanish, French, or Mandarin. Together we will design the program that is best for you. Before you know it, you will be able to use new and exciting vocabulary, form sentences, and hold a conversation in another language.  

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, June 23rd

Speech Fundamentals

You’ll learn the principles of oral communication utilized in speaking and listening. Emphasis is placed on speech preparation and delivery techniques for extemporaneous, impromptu, and persuasive speaking. In Fundamentals of Speech, students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process.

Wednesday, June 24th

Arts Integration for Engaged Learning

Arts integration (AI) is the meaningful use of the arts processes (visual art, literature, dance/movement, music, drama) along with content to introduce, develop, or bring closure to learning in any academic area. AI provides a tool for teachers and parents to increase engagement, capture attention, and create confidence to take educational risks.

Thursday, June 25th

Debate Fundamentals

You’ll learn the principles of oral communication utilized in speaking and listening. Emphasis is placed on speech preparation and delivery techniques for extemporaneous, impromptu, and persuasive speaking. In Fundamentals of Speech, students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process.

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, June 30th

Fun with Spanish

¡Hola! Do you wish your student knew some Spanish to share or could learn a song or game in Spanish? 

This class is designed for students who have little or no experience with the Spanish language. Have fun playing games while learning basic words and phrases in Spanish!

Wednesday, July 1st

Moving into Mindfulness

This session introduces mindfulness and movement integration which are both supported by research to increase emotional regulation and concentration in the classroom. Participants will learn the why, what, and how of implementing a program which is inclusive of both stimulating and quieting practices that increase activity in the prefrontal cortex. Brain-compatible learning activities such as energizers, mindful practices, and warm ups are shared.

Thursday, July 2nd

Spanish Challenge

This class is designed for students who have a good working knowledge of Spanish. You will be given several challenges to help you practice your Spanish in fun, engaging and creative ways.

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, July 7th

Career Development

This workshop helps document career goals and set out a strategy on how to meet them. You will discuss your goals while identifying and developing the skills needed to reach your goals. Now is the time to start thinking about where you want your future to take you. We’ll make sure that your goals are ‘SMART’: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely.

Wednesday, July 8th

Picture This! Using Visualization to Increase Comprehension

Visualizing effectively improves reading comprehension. Good readers create mental images naturally when they read while struggling readers often need to be taught how to transform words into images. This session will demonstrate the use of visualization for help at home or school, enabling students to cross the boundary from passive to active reading.

Thursday, July 9th

Resume Building

It’s time to write or edit your resume. Do you greet this project with enthusiasm or do you scream running in the opposite direction? Whether you are a future or new grad, you probably have at least a little resistance to writing the most important career document of your life. The good news: Resume writing does not have to be a drag. In this webinar, we’ll discuss our Top 7 Ways to Make Resume Writing fun and effective.

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, July 14th

Create a Logo

We'll talk about generating ideas, making choices about type, shape, and color, as well as the practical considerations of what tools to use and which file formats to save your logo. So, come with me and let's learn about creating your first logo. You will learn new strategies to implement your perfect design.

Wednesday, July 15th

Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that success is determined by factors other than I.Q. Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. Learn how you can use the theory of multiple intelligences to reach your child using beyond the conventional linguistic and logical methods used in most schools.

Thursday, July 16th

Create a Website

In this class, you’ll utilize a CMS platform to design and build a basic website that incorporates text, images and other interactive elements. We’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions, tips and tools that enable you to create a layout for your pages and organize your content properly. You'll engage in collaboration and discussion with other learners.

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, July 21st

Game Room

Play some of the coolest and safest Online Games for Kids, friends and adults alike.  Just because you can’t physically be with your friends during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean that you can’t play with them. This course provides one-on-one or small group options.

Wednesday, July 22nd

Success Tips for Post- Secondary Transition

Learn from College Living Experience’s (CLE) Director of Admissions how to best support your young adult with a disability with postsecondary transitions. You will be able to take away easy tips for building Independent living skills and preparing for career readiness in the real world.

Thursday, July 23rd

Game Room

Play some of the coolest and safest Online Games for Kids, friends and adults alike.  Just because you can’t physically be with your friends during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean that you can’t play with them. This course provides one-on-one or small group options.

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, July 28th

Painting with Acrylics

Painting with acrylics can be rewarding, easy and fun. It's one of our favorite types of paint, because it is so versatile. This class will demonstrate how and why Acrylics can be used in many different ways to create many different styles of art. Artists Supplies Needed: Acrylics paints (3 primary colors), Canvas (recommend 7” or 10”), Paper plate, Paper Towels, Cup of Water, Soap.

Wednesday, July 29th

Critical Skills for Learning and Processing

One of our favorite speech and language pathologists offers her expertise about auditory processing and the impact it has on learning. She will also review the role that expressive and receptive language skills play in academic and social settings.

Thursday, July 30th

Get-up-and-go Movements

Get-up-and-go Movements
This kids class will get them up and moving safely within the space of your own home, challenging their mobility, strength and flexibility. Suitable for all ages, but for those under 7 yrs old, (virtual) parent supervision is required.  

 
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Contact Us

Telephone

301-570-0999

Email

info@echelonacademy.org

Address

4032 Blackburn Lane

Burtonsville, MD 20866

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Echelon admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.