Rising 7th and 8th Graders

  • Schedule

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

    Boost/Prep Classes in Math and English (Virtual)

    Boost courses for English and mathematics help mitigate learning loss, prepare students for the next grade and are available to all students. Rising eighth graders (current 7th graders) will also have the option to take Civics and Economics and Physical Science. These courses are accessible through a student’s Chromebook and are online courses. This is a self directed program with online teacher support.

    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. 

    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 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.

    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.

    Virtual Summer Music Camp 

    This program is offered July 15-24. Students will meet virtually each day at a specific time for level-appropriate instruction. This program will support students with and without instruments. 

    Virtual Summer Theatre Camp

    This program is offered July 6-29. Each day begins with physical, vocal and emotional exercises and theater games. The camp will encourage and foster an environment of safe and supportive interactive learning and fun with the goal of developing creativity and confidence in all environments that require public speaking and communication skills. Students can take the camp for as many weeks as they are able to attend so that each week is a new beginning and has its own weeklong trajectory.

    24/7 Online Tutoring

    A free 24/7 tutoring service available to all ACPS students in grades 6-12. Every session is one-on-one and individualized to the subject matter. For instructions and more details, refer to the 24/7 Online Tutoring Service webpage.