Summer Learning through Engagement and Enrichment for All
During this unprecedented time, ACPS is offering every student the opportunity to expand or refine their learning by providing summer learning through engagement and enrichment for all students.
Summer opportunities will include virtual asynchronous and synchronous learning, learning kits, and enrichment in the Arts. The educational programming will include the necessary support for students with disabilities, English learners and talented and gifted students.
Highlights and Overview
Summer Learning will be for all students. Students who do not wish to participate will need to opt-out.
Most summer opportunities are free to all students, with the exception of new courses at T.C. Williams High School.
Any student whose circumstances have been impacted by COVID-19 or is eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals can access these classes for free by contacting their school counselor.
The goal of summer learning is to engage, enrich, and prepare students for the anticipation of September 2020 and is based on the following principles:
- Engaging content paced to afford students the opportunity to self-monitor and receive feedback and coaching. Feedback and coaching are essential for student success in the virtual context.
- Preparation for the next grade level for all rising sixth grade students and secondary students through boost/prep course.
- Pre-K through fourth grade students will continue using learning kits and Chromebooks with an additional feature of virtual check-in or phone support for our pre-K through second grade students.
- Feedback and grading are essential to Summer 2020. Students will receive feedback and coaching or grades for credit-bearing courses that will go on transcripts.
Summer Learning Hours
Summer Learning will be offered Monday through Thursday from July 6, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
- Pre-K through eighth grade hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- High school hours: 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NOTE: High school students will be expected to participate in either the morning or afternoon session, depending on the timing of the course in which a student is enrolled.
Not available? See how to opt-out of summer learning
For more information, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for Summer Learning