Current Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade Students

  • Schedule

    • Monday-Thursday, June 27 - July 21
      • No school on Fridays
      • No school on Monday, July 4
    • Learning hours: 8 a.m. to noon
    • Please see 2022 Summer Learning Point of Contacts for K-4 summer learning locations and point of contact information.

    Summer Learning Curriculum for Current K-4 Students

    We are very excited to be using a fun and inventive program this year for summer learning. Students will focus on STEM learning using the Camp Invention curriculum. Students will gain confidence and perseverance, build their STEM skills and improve their reading skills through collaborative, creative, problem-solving activities. Students will participate in the following Camp Invention Modules:

    • Robotic Aquatics — Children dive into ocean research and adopt their own aquatic animal! They use their decision-making skills to make design choices, patent new aquatic plants and create a symbiotic best friend for their animal. Then they develop a unique, bio-inspired invention and hook investors at the fish market!
    • The Attic — Art and STEM combine in this immersive and creative experience! Campers find out how inventions have changed the way people create as they experiment with materials science, chemistry and art, and they learn how to manage emotions that can come with engaging in the creative process. They even build their own robotic artist to help them make awesome spin art!
    • Marble Arcade — Children zigzag through physics, engineering and gaming as they build a mega marble arcade! First, they use scientific principles like potential and kinetic energy to roll gaming spheres at different speeds. Then they boost their collaboration skills by working together to level up their designs through hands-on problem solving!

    Alongside the Camp Inventions STEM learning curriculum, students will have daily time to grow as readers throughout the summer. Teachers will immerse students in fun, interactive, read-alouds and hands-on phonics skills instruction with Really Great Reading’s summer curriculum. Summer libraries will engage students in reading and discussing high-interest texts with their friends. Students will have rich opportunities to read, think, and talk about books all summer long!

    Dual Language Summer Academy

    This summer learning program is for any current dual language student in grades K-4, attending Mount Vernon Community School or John Adams Elementary School.

    • Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 27 - July 21
      • No school on Fridays
      • No school on Monday, July 4
    • Hours: 8 a.m. - noon
    • Location: George Mason Elementary School
      • 2601 Cameron Mills Rd. Alexandria, VA 22302
    • Point of Contact:

    All students registered at Mount Vernon Community School and John Adams Elementary School in the Dual Language program are eligible for this program. Families will be contacted by their school regarding this program.

    Special Education Programs

    Schedule

    Program 1: Intervention and Recovery

    • 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, math, or writing
      • 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 may include such as behavior and social skills will be addressed as needed.

    Program 2: COVID Recovery Intervention

    • 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, writing, or math
      • Have shown decrease in skills due to COVID Pandemic and received COVID Recovery tutoring services during the school year.
    • 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.

    Program 3: 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 and decisions made by IEP teams each year.
    • ESY services may include academic, behavior, and related services