Pratt Achievers

After School Academic Programming

2013/2014 School Year


Kathryn Veryser, Coordinator



Pratt Achievers...

Is an after school program that provides additional reading and math instruction for students who attend Pratt Community School in grades kindergarten through fifth. Students participate in 100 Mile Club, small group learning and one-on-one tutoring. Our goal is to help all students meet or exceed grade level benchmarks.



Pratt Achievers strives to have a low student to staff ratio. Class enrollment is 12 students per licensed teacher. In addition, we utilize a number of qualified, well-trained and talented staff and volunteers.

  • Academic Leader: Kathryn Veryser
  • Program Coordinator: Nathaniel Moore
  • Lead Tutor: Trisha Speeds
  • 5 Licensed Teachers
  • Volunteers from the University of Minnesota Service Learning Program



Pratt Achievers focuses on working with students who could benefit from extra instruction in reading, writing, and/or math. Students’ learning levels are assessed and students are grouped based on learning needs. Lessons are designed for small group and individualized instruction. Learning takes place through interactive and hands-on instruction.


Curriculum is guided by the MN State Standards

K-2 Reading: Text Talk, Buzz About It

K-2 Math: Developing Number Concepts

3-5 Reading: ILL, Guided Reading Groups

3-5 Math: Kidz Math


Program Hours

Pratt Achievers begins Monday, October 21 and will run through May 1st. Program is from 4:10-5:40pm.

3, 4, 5 meets on Mondays and Tuesdays

K, 1, 2  meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays


Daily Schedule

4:10-4:25, 100 Mile Club

4:25-4:35, Snack

4:35-5:30, Reading and Math Groups

5:30 - 5:40, Dismissal



  • Busing: An after school bus is provided for students who normally take the school bus.
  • Walking Bus: An after school walking bus will walk students to Glendale Neighborhood.
  • Parent Pick-Up: Parents can arrange to pick-up their child(ren) at 5:40pm by the Main Office.