Students who are working below grade level entering 8th grade will benefit greatly from this curriculum designed to give individual attention to each student. Basic skills in specific subject areas of math, language arts, and reading are reinforced using a variety of teaching techniques and materials tailored to each student's skill level. Executive functioning is incorporated into the daily syllabus, including study skills, organization, and problem solving. Students in this course are drawn from grades 6 - 8. Each student will receive an individualized learning plan based on their skill level.
Jayme McMahon is currently a faculty member at American Heritage. She earned a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University. She has been teaching for ten years and has taught grades kindergarten through 8th grade. She has taught the lower school enrichment courses for the Summer Institute for five years.
American Heritage teacher Alyssa Kinigsberg has been teaching junior high English for nine years. She always knew her one career goal was to teach English, so she earned her Bachelor in English Education from Florida State University. She holds a professional teaching certification in English grades 6-12. In addition to teaching, she also works as a writer for the American Heritage social media team. In the past, she has served as a Teacher Mentor, Professional Learning Community facilitator, SSAT Prep Instructor, Yearbook Coordinator, tutor, and editor. Her approach to teaching English promotes analytical, critical thinking partnered with creative expression while fostering an appreciation for literature and the English language. She is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for inspiring lifelong thinkers, readers, and writers.
Harry Torres has been teaching at American Heritage School for the past 11 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Florida International University. He has spent 16 years in education, teaching a variety of social studies courses in grades 6-12. As a part of the American Heritage faculty, he has had the privilege of successfully preparing hundreds of seniors for the AP Macroeconomics exam.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.