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Saturday University offered to students in grades 3 and 6

Saturday University Poster with dates This month Peoria Public Schools introduces Saturday University, a new learning opportunity for third and sixth grade students to sharpen and strengthen math and reading skills. Beginning October 21 and meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on 20 Saturday mornings through April 14, Saturday University will be open to 100 students.  The program will be held at Glen Oak Community Learning Center and bus transportation will be provided. Bradley University students and Caterpillar Inc. volunteers will work with students, as well as certified teachers and teacher aides. The program will include field trip opportunities, prizes and other incentives.


Springboard, is designed for third grade students who want extra instruction focused on reading and math. Instruction will combine reading and math online programs to build independent learning skills and small group learning. 50 third grade students will be accepted.


Math-Tastic is designed to strengthen the math skills of sixth grade students. This program will also use online and small group learning. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in math competitions.  Math-Tastic will enable more PPS sixth grade students to prepare for the rigors of eighth grade algebra and subsequently pursue higher level math courses in high school. 50 sixth grade students will be accepted.


Students will be engaged in real world experiences through a blend of online and individualized opportunities to see math and reading through a different lens. Teachers and tutors will work with students in small groups to build learning strategies and skills. All students will be exposed to learning mental math strategies.


More details on Saturday University, including a schedule of meeting dates, can be found here


Parents of third grade students can register for Saturday University Springboard at:


Parents of sixth grade students can register for Saturday University Math-Tastic at: