Rising 6th graders

  • ACPS will provide families with students in grade five learning opportunities for two programs to help them continue to learn and grow during the summer. 


    • Monday-Thursday, July 6- 29, 2021 
    • In-person learning hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Virtual hours from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

    Boost Courses for English and Mathematics (Virtual)

    These courses will help to prepare our current grade five students for sixth grade. Boost courses are accessible through a student’s Chromebook and are online courses. This is a sell-directed program with online teacher support that provides students with preparation for the next grade level.  

    Middle School Summer Learning for All

    Literacy students will immerse themselves in literacy through the engaging LitCamp Flex program, developing their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while reading a variety of literature and participating in collaborative discussions and activities.  Each student will receive 5-7 books as well as access to an ebook library with over 2,500 books.  The students will become changemakers and problem-solvers as they investigate a community issue and take action to address the issue, culminating in a public demonstration of what they learned and the community impact. The Changemaker project will build on themes and skills focused on literacy lessons.  Students will use hands on manipulatives and multiple representations to explore essential math topics critical to success in the next grade level. There will be embedded SEAL lessons in the Literacy content block. 

    Virtual Summer Music Camp 

    This program is for current fifth grade students and is offered July 12-16. Students will meet virtually each day at a specific time for level-appropriate instruction. This program will support students with and without instruments. 

    Dual Language Summer Bridge Program (Virtual)

    The Dual Language Summer Bridge Program will be offered to rising dual language sixth grade students from John Adams Elementary School and Mount Vernon Community School. The virtual session will be offered July 19-30 . 

    The program will provide a distance learning platform where students will continue to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English and Spanish. Furthermore, the program will help prepare students to transition into the dual language program of their respected middle school.

    Students will be contacted by their school regarding this program.

    AVID Excel (Virtual)

    This week-long, five day course is available to AVID Excel (AVID for long term English Learners) who previously applied and were accepted to the course as rising 6th, 7th or 8th graders. Participants will take part either during the week of July 19-23 or July 26-30, depending on which middle school they plan to attend. Students will receive an invitation to this virtual course. *Note: this summer bridge experience is solely for AVID Excel students and not the AVID elective students at this time.

    Middle School Prep

    This program is for all rising sixth grade students (current fifth graders). Details will be posted on the ACPS website at a later date.

    Special Education Programs

    Summer Learning for All

    • Students with disabilities currently receive most of their special education services in the general education setting and who have shown progress in mastering content with or without special education supports and accommodations.
    • Provided accommodations listed on student’s IEP, as appropriate.
    • Provided special education support, services or consultation, as needed.

    Targeted Reading and Math Intervention - Summer Learning for Students with Disabilities

    • Students with disabilities who:
      • Require targeted reading or math intervention in the special education setting during the regular school year;
      • Receive special education services in the special education setting for reading or math; and/or, 
      • Have demonstrated difficulty mastering content in either area in order to progress in the general education curriculum.
    • Instructed utilizing reading and math intervention programs designed to address gaps in learning as well as increase reading and math skills.
    • Other individual needs, such as behavior and social skills, will be addressed as needed.

    Extended School Year (ESY)

    • Special education and/or related services provided beyond the normal school year for the purpose of providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to a student with a disability.
    • Consideration of ESY services is a part of the IEP process.
    • ESY services, if deemed necessary by the IEP team, will vary in type, length of time, and inclusion of related services, depending on the individual needs of the student.