2019 Summer Education Programs and Workshops

At The Carraway Center, our mission is to empower each child with the hope, understanding, and abilities they need to be successful in school and in life. Our summer education programs and workshops are designed to help students develop successful study habits and individual learning strategies that can be applied in the classroom and beyond.

We invite your child to attend one or more of our summer education programs and workshops. Our programs are based on cognitive learning strategies and neuroscience research and are available for students entering grades 5 - 12.


Current Workshops:


Study Smarter, Not Harder Exam Prep Workshop

$85

Our Exam Prep Workshop is specifically designed to help students sharpen their study skills, organizational strategies, and time management in preparation for final exams.

Saturday, May 4th

  • 7th - 8th Grade Students: 8:15am - 10:15am
  • 9th - 12th Grade Students: 10:30am - 12:30pm

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Summer Academic Workshops:


ACT Intensive Workshop

$490 per week

The ACT Intensive Workshop covers specific test-taking strategies in depth for the English, Math, Reading & Science portions of the test. This intense class will increase familiarity with both the test question types and provide a deep dive into key content on the ACT.

  • Week 1: June 3 - 7: 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Week 2: July 8 - 11: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Advancing Your Math Skills Workshop

$250

The Advancing Your Math Skills Workshops focus on retaining and advancing current math skills and preparing students for academic success in mathematics for the upcoming school year.

  • Rising 5th Graders: Tuesdays June 11 - July 23 (8:30am - 9:30am)
  • Rising 6th Graders: Tuesdays June 11 - July 23 (10:00am - 11:00am)
  • Rising 7th Graders: Wednesdays June 12 - July 24 (8:30am - 9:30am)
  • Rising 8th Graders: Wednesdays June 12 - July 24 (10:00am - 11:00am)
  • Rising 9th & 10th Graders: Tuesdays June 11 - July 23 (4:30am - 5:30am)

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Critical Reading Strategies for Summer Reading Novels

$70 per hour / throughout the summer

Students work individually with an instructor over the summer to improve their critical reading, fluency and comprehension abilities. Instructors use the student’s summer reading novels and other texts to provide guided instruction and to teach and model research-based reading strategies. This is a great opportunity for weak readers to increase their skills over the summer.

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Foundations for Grammar Workshop

$310

The Foundations for Grammar Workshop is designed to provide students with a comprehensive background on the parts of speech and other key grammar concepts  through an interactive and multi-sensory approach.

  • Week 1: June 17 - 21 (5th - 7th Grade) 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Week 2: June 24 - 28 (8th - 10th Grade) 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Week 3: July 22 - 26 (5th - 8th Grade) 9:00am - 11:00am

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ISEE Preparation Workshop

$310

The ISEE Prep Workshop provides general and specific test-taking strategies for the ISEE and provides familiarity with the layout and components of the test. A practice test is administered for 3 hours on the first day and a predicted score is provided. The following days focus on overview strategies for the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Math and Essay sections of the test.

  • Rising 5th and 6th Graders: July 22 - 26 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
  • Rising 7th and 8th Graders: July 15 -19 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)

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PSAT Preparation Workshop

$290

The PSAT Intensive Workshop will cover general and specific test-taking strategies that will increase familiarity with both the content and type of questions included on the PSAT.

  • August 12 – 13: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • October 15th: 5:45pm - 6:45pm *day before the PSAT

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Back-To-School Intensives:

The Carraway Center offers these workshops for rising 5th - 12th grade students the 2-3 weeks before their school year begins. Students may choose to attend one or more workshops during the week. Available times and dates are included below.

Study & Learning Techniques Workshop

$310

The Study & Learning Techniques Workshop is designed to teach students how to organize materials, manage time wisely, and efficiently study for tests, exams, and prepare for upcoming deadlines.
*Additional small group workshops can be put together by parents in Birmingham for alternate dates

Birmingham, Alabama:

  • Week 1: July 22 - July 26 at Briarwood Christian Junior High School
  • Rising 5th and 6th Graders: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Rising 7th and 8th Graders: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Nashville, Tennessee:

  • Week 1: July 29 - August 2
  • Week 2: August 5 - August 9
  • Rising 5th and 6th Graders: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Rising 7th and 8th Graders: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Critical Reading Workshop

$310

The Critical Reading Workshop is for students who want to improve their reading comprehension, critical thinking skills while reading, and perform better on reading assignments and reading sections on standardized assessments.

  • Week 1: July 22 - July 26 at Briarwood Christian Junior High School
  • Rising 5th and 6th Graders: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Rising 7th and 8th Graders: 8:00am - 10:00am
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Nashville, Tennessee:

  • Week 1: July 29 - August 2
  • Week 2: August 5 - August 9
  • Rising 5th and 6th Graders: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Rising 7th and 8th Graders: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders: 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Academic Writing Workshop

$310

The Academic Writing Workshop is for students who want to enhance their writing skills with better organization, editing, and persuasive writing techniques. These writing techniques will provide students with tools useful for essay writing, as well as future college and career writing.

  • Week 1: July 22 - July 26 at Briarwood Christian Junior High School
  • Rising 5th and 6th Graders: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders: 8:00am - 10:00am
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Nashville, Tennessee:

  • Week 1: July 29 - August 2
  • Week 2: August 5 - August 9
  • Rising 5th and 6th Graders: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Rising 7th and 8th Graders: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Rising 9th - 12th Graders: 8:00am - 10:00am
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ACT Workshop

$410

The ACT Intensive Workshop will cover specific test-taking strategies that will increase familiarity with both the content and type of questions included on the ACT.

Nashville, Tennessee:


Additional Summer Programs:

  • Credit Recovery for 8th-12th graders
  • Individual Math Instruction - Math Jump Start for Upcoming Year
  • Executive Function Coaching
  • Individual Reading & Phonics Instruction
  • Individual Academic Coaching Services
  • Parent Consultations
  • College Essay Applications Writing Guidance
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Homeschool Instruction Guidance & Individual Instruction

We would love to speak with you personally! We additionally can provide small group sessions of our workshops on different dates than listed above for parents who are interested in putting together their own groups. Please contact our office at carrawaycenter@gmail.com or 615-279-9376 for additional information or to register for our additional summer programs.