School of Education

Arcadia Community Learning Center

Summer 2020 Reading Program

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, the Summer 2020 Reading Program will be conducted remotely for our elementary school participants.  

At this time, we are no longer accepting any additional Summer 2020 applications for elementary participants. If you are interested in receiving information for next year's summer reading program for elementary school students, please email to be placed on a contact list.  We wish you a peaceful and relaxing summer!

Program Dates: Tuesday, June 30 - Thursday, July 23, 2020
Meeting Times: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Arcadia University, Glenside Campus, Taylor Hall, Room 323
Program Fee: $350.00 ($125 deposit due at time of application, remaining balance $225 due by June 19, 2020)​

How to Enroll in Arcadia University's Summer Reading Program


Complete a paper or online application for EACH child you wish to enroll


Make payment to reserve space in the program

  • Deposit ($125) is required at the time of application
  • Send check or money order payable to ACLC
  • Pay online with credit card using PayPal button
  • Payment in FULL is required by June 19th, 2020
Select Payment Option

Choose from the dropdown the correct payment option you are making before pressing the Pay Now button .  There are three options to choose from deposit, remaining balance and full payment.


Mail any paper applications, checks and money orders to:

Arcadia Community Learning Center
Summer Reading Program
Taylor Hall Room 200
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038


Once your application and deposit are received, you will receive an email confirmation for your child's space in the program.

About the Summer Reading Program by Arcadia Community Learning Center

Designed for students to become more competent and confident readers. Taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors in their final stage of a master's degree as a Reading Specialist K-12. Arcadia's master's Reading Programs are nationally accredited by International Dyslexia Association and Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI). Supervision of the program is provided by university professors who are PA certified Reading Specialists K-12.

Comprehensive Literacy Program

Instruction focuses on all literacy skills including: phonemic and word analysis; vocabulary; fluency; comprehension and writing. Instructional approaches include Wilson/Fundations materials used for word analysis skills. These skills are taught through engaging, interactive activities to improve comprehension and learning specific strategies related to deeper understanding of text. Strategies are applied in reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials. Thematic units at each grade level encourage excitement as children read, write and engage in projects.


All children enrolled are assessed using informal reading and writing assessments to identify their strengths and needs in various literacy skills. Ongoing progress monitoring allows children to receive instruction targeted to their specific areas of need.


Parents are involved in the progress of their child throughout the program. Parents receive a written report to reflect the initial literacy assessment, their child's portfolio highlighting their work from the program and a final summary report showing student's growth. Families join a planned celebration on the final day of the program. The celebration showcases the children’s program learning experiences and projects.

Program Cost

The four-week summer session is $350.00. A deposit of $125.00 must accompany the application to be considered. Final payment is due on or before June 19th.