ACLD conducts two separate and distinct high-quality summer instructional programs: The ACLD Basic Learning Center Program was created in 1968, and The ACLD Extended School Year (ESY) Program began in 1998. These two programs differ in regard to students served, class size, ratio of teaching staff to students, instructional content, and cost.
Both programs provide children between the ages of 7 and 13+ a unique opportunity to improve their academic, study, and social skills. Students are taught by knowledgeable certified teachers. Each child’s academic program is individually tailored, and instruction is based upon proven techniques and methods.
The ACLD Basic Learning Center Summer Program is designed for children who would benefit from a specialized summer program to improve and/or increase their skills in reading, writing, math, studying, and related areas or for students whose academic achievement is somewhat below their expected level.
The ACLD Extended School Year (ESY) Learning Center Summer Program is designed to provide more intensive academic instruction to students who are in special education programs and have not made “adequate yearly progress” during the school year and/or will lose basic skills as a result of the long summer break. This program provides students with specialized instruction in the areas identified in the student’s individualized education program (IEP). The following links will guide you through the admission process. The packets include information on admission criteria and requirements, program details, a calendar of times and session dates, and program locations.
The ACLD Learning Center operates in the South Hills area. Click here for maps and directions.
Both instructional programs operate Monday through Friday* between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon, and usually begin after the 4th of July and continue into the first days of August. Our centers provide 19 three-hour morning instructional sessions totaling 57 hours of instruction. Refer to each program for specific dates and times.
*Schedule is subject to change. Program may operate on a 4-day week with an additional week to be added.
All ACLD Centers are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Board of Private Academic Schools. ACLD employs highly competent staff attuned to the needs of students, especially those with learning differences. All teachers are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
If you have additional questions, you may contact us by clicking on the ACLD Contact Form on this website or by calling 412-881-2253.