Newark City Schools' Kindergarten Readiness Academy is a four-week program geared toward helping incoming kindergarten students become more comfortable in a school setting, while exposing students to letters, numbers, literature, science, math and art concepts. The academy meets from 9 a.m. to noon four days per week beginning the week of July 9 and ending on August 2. It is offered at four locations: Ben Franklin Elementary; Carson Elementary, where Hillview students can also attend; John Clem Elementary, where Legend students can also attend; and McGuffey Elementary, where Cherry Valley students can attend. Registration preference is given to incoming students who have not had previous preschool experience. To register, contact the Curriculum Department at 740-670-7055, or Amy McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.