Shelton Scholars

What is Scholars?

The Shelton Scholars program provides support to learning different students who have experienced difficulty in the traditional classroom
and who do not attend Shelton during the regular school day.

The program is available on Saturdays and in a Summer morning program. It is especially geared to help students ages six and above in:
Shelton Scholars
  • reading
  • spelling
  • handwriting
  • auditory discrimination skills
  • memory.

We use the same Sequential English Education (SEE) curriculum used in our classrooms. Each student receives two hours of tutoring using a multisensory structured language (MSL) approach to reading along with one hour of auditory discrimination and memory training in a small group setting.

The average remediation time is three to four years. In order insure that this program will meet the student's needs, an informal battery of tests is administered prior to admission. This evaluation includes pre-tests in reading, writing and spelling. Recent testing (in the past two years) from other evaluation centers can serve as admission testing upon approval of the Shelton Scholars Coordinator.

Session Info

The Shelton Scholars program is offered in 2 formats:
  • Saturday Scholars
    in the Fall and Spring semesters from 9 to noon on Saturdays
  • Summer Scholars
    offered weekdays during Summer School from 9 to noon.
Spring 2017 Saturday Scholars

Dates and Times
Saturdays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

January 21 - April 22, 2017 (no tutoring on March 18th or April 15th)

New Parent Orientation (Required for all new parents)
Saturday, January 7, 2017
(9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Library)

Tutor Training (Becoming a Tutor)
Saturday, January 7, 2017
(9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Library)

Sunday, January 8, 2017
(12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Library)

Tuition Information
$740 if paid in full before January 7 , 2017
$795 otherwise

$75 - new student admissions testing fee*
* Recent testing from other evaluation centers may satisfy this requirement upon approval of the Scholars Coordinator.

Questions? contact John Hodges
jhodges@shelton.org or 972-774-1772, ext. 2237


Become a Tutor

If you are interested in serving as a tutor with the Shelton Scholars Program, please see information about Working at Shelton. Several of our parents choose the option to tutor other scholars students. The benefit is that the parent gains more understanding of what their child is learning and there is a 50% discount in Scholars tuition.

If you are interested in this option, contact John Hodges

jhodges@shelton.org or 972-774-1772, ext. 2237

Handwriting & Reading Help

"Our son's handwriting is clearly legible now and we have noticed a dramatic improvement in his reading ability. He even wants to read for us instead of us reading for him all of the time."

Help for Young Readers

"The earlier you can start Scholars the better! My daughter started the summer before she started Kinder and has developed into a strong confident reader. Scholars has given her the tools to help her develop her skills and taken her to higher levels in reading and spelling. She has developed a special friendship with her tutor and looks forward to working with her every week."

Help for Struggling Teens

"Shelton Scholars has helped my teenage daughter to realize she isn't alone in the world of learning and after completing two sessions she has made some improvements. As a parent, I am so excited for her and will continue to enroll her in the program as needed. The Shelton Scholars program is teaching her that different doesn't mean disabled. Thanks, Shelton!"