Summer Learning for All 2022
Optional Asynchronous Summer Learning—Students in current grades K–4 not attending in-person learning June 27 - July 21 can click Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 for weekly asynchronous math, language arts, science, social studies and ENCORE video options.
Summer Learning 2022 is optional and offered to targeted groups of students according to a prioritization matrix. ACPS continues to prioritize specific student groups for in-person instruction (PreK-8 students who have been identified as having SEAL needs (Social, Emotional, Academic Learning), English Language learners, students with disabilities, high school students in credit recovery programs). We are excited about our summer learning programs; the number of students we can serve in summer learning will be determined by our staffing capacity.
ACPS Summer Learning program will consist of four weeks of in-person learning from June 27 to July 21, 2022. Learning will take place every Monday to Thursday, except for Monday, July 4, 2022.
Families who do not wish for their students to participate in in-person summer learning can access ACPS’s asynchronous and self-directed virtual options for students currently in grades K-12. For elementary students, asynchronous items will be posted to here on June 27, 2022. Current 5th to 12th grade students can register for online, not-for-credit Boost courses.
Summer Learning Hours
- Elementary School (current PreK, K-4): 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Middle School (current grades 5-8): 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- High School (current grades 9-12): 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Special Education (PreK): 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Special Education (K-12 and Post Graduate): 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
PreK students will focus on Exploring Our Five Senses. Elementary school students in grades K-4 will focus on STEAM learning using Camp Inventions curriculum. Students in grades 5-8 will have a theme this year of Career Exploration Camp. High school in-person summer learning is only for students who need credit recovery courses. New credit courses will be taught through an online vendor. We are excited for our summer learning programs and the number of students we can serve in summer learning will be determined by our staffing capacity.
We will also offer a two week virtual summer learning program for invited students in kindergarten through fourth grade, July 25 through August 4. Virtual learning hours will be from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday through Thursday each week.
Highlights and Overview
As part of the May 2022 Learning Choice Form, there will be an option for families to indicate their preference for participation in summer learning.
Most summer opportunities are free to all students, with the exception of new courses at Alexandria City 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 August 2022 and is based on the following principles:
- Engaging content paced to afford students the opportunity to self-monitor and receive feedback and coaching.
- Elementary students in grades K-4 will focus on STEAM learning using Camp Inventions curriculum.
- Students in grades 5-8 will have a theme this year of Career Exploration Camp using Engineering is Everywhere curriculum.
- Feedback and grading are essential to Summer 2022. Students will receive feedback and coaching or grades for credit-bearing courses that will go on transcripts.
- Provide social-emotional support to all students throughout the summer school session.
- Prioritizing specific student groups for in-person instruction (PreK-8 students who have been identified as having SEAL needs (Social, Emotional, Academic Learning), English Language learners, students with disabilities, high school students in credit recovery programs).