SLAM Brings Together all Academy Schools
Scholars from all Ascension Catholic Academy schools come together for Summer Language and Math (SLAM), a six-week program aimed at combating summer slide and providing a safe, enriching experience for scholars and peace of mind for their families.
Many St. Peter Claver scholars from grades K-8 attend the program, which is held on the campus of Ascension Catholic School in north Minneapolis. Busing is provided from our school to Ascension, and after-program care is available at St. Peter Claver.
SLAM offers scholars a chance to grow academically and socially in the summer, with an emphasis on closing the summer learning gap. It offers rich programming in a safe, caring and faith-based environment. There are classes ranging from remedial to gifted and talented — and everything in between. Scholars are grouped according to ability, and they wear corresponding shirt colors. Scholars range in age from entering kindergarten through 8th grade.
Every Friday is field trip day. These are planned to provide experiential learning and service. Trips in 2023 included a boat ride on the Mississippi, a visit to a climbing wall and a visit to the Como Zoo.