Expanded Summer Learning
We are excited to announce new summer programs for 2018! In addition to our regular Summer Matters Program, this year the district will be launching a new free Expanded Learning Summer Program that aims to improve grade level readiness for thousands of students in our schools, as well as provide enrichment classes and credit recovery courses. Students that have been automatically enrolled in the ELSP will receive notification letters at school, in the mail and through Infinite Campus between April 30 and May 11, 2018.
Over 4,300 students from all schools and grade levels in the district will be automatically enrolled in an ELSP course. A large focus of the program is on enrolling students who are in need of additional instruction to meet grade level readiness, as well as enrichment courses for incoming middle school students who would benefit from coursework that will prepare them for advanced learning and specialty program eligibility in high school. Learn more about why the ELSP is important for our students.
Classes will run from June 18 through July 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for elementary and middle school students and June 18 through July 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for high school students (high school credit recovery courses will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
There will be two groups of students targeted by ELSP. The first group will target students who are not meeting grade level readiness. Students who are currently in kindergarten, second, sixth and eighth grade will be automatically enrolled in classes focused on helping them move closer to grade level readiness in reading, English Language Arts and math. High school students who are deficient by 5 to 10 credits will also be automatically enrolled in credit recovery courses to help ensure more of them graduate on time and meet the A-G requirements necessary for postsecondary education.
The second group of students targeted by ELSP will be students who are exceeding grade level readiness. Students who are currently in sixth and seventh grade and exceeding grade level standards will be targeted and automatically enrolled in argumentative writing courses that will prepare them for advanced learning. These courses will also teach them skills that will help them be more competitive if they choose to apply to the district’s high school specialty programs in the future. There will also be enrichment courses available to high school students who voluntarily choose to enroll.
Below is a summary of all the courses that will be offered this summer as part of the ELSP including locations and sample schedules.