Pullout tutoring for K-8 students
K-8 students or junior scholars at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood and at Oak Park Elementary School and Cowherd Middle School in east Aurora have the opportunity to work with North Central College education majors during class. The college students provide both remediation and enrichment activities based on the strategic priorities of each school and the needs of each student.
After-school study groups for middle school students
Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students are invited to North Central College's campus after school every Thursday for enrichment activities. Snacks are provided while students are tutored in reading, writing, science and social studies. Students also participate in team-building and recreational activities. Transportation is provided to and from their respective schools.
Evening study groups for high school students
High school students or senior scholars are welcome to participate in an evening study group at North Central College every Thursday. Students engage in college readiness workshops, participate in cultural and college events, complete their homework using the College's computer labs and library, and work with North Central's most valuable resource—its students and faculty, who provide tutoring and mentoring. Dinner and transportation are offered free of charge.
Senior scholars also are welcome to participate each month in a Saturday retreat that provides students with learning experiences outside the classroom as well as social networking opportunities. The retreats promote a shared vision among the students—to be college bound. Each retreat has a theme and includes college campus visits, field trips to museums, workshops on a variety of skill and content areas, career speakers, and arts and cultural events.
Academic summer camp for all students
During the summer, junior and senior scholars, ages 6 to 18, may participate in a rigorous,six-week academic summer camp. Each year, the college student interns develop a science-based theme, such as "Start Your Engines," which is incorporated into core subjects like math, reading, science and writing. In addition, students participate in Battle of the Books, Math Olympics, forensics, science fair competitions, art and music classes, swimming and other recreational activities. In addition to academic skills, the senior scholars strengthen their work skills in career development workshops and apply these skills at local businesses.