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Summer Academy boosts all students—sign up now!

Students who read and learn in the summer start stronger in the fall. Summer Academy is for everyone! MPS offers art, music, field trips, science, and more through summer programs. All students living in the city of Milwaukee are eligible.

This summer, MPS will offer two sessions for learning: June Session from June 3 to 28, and July Session from July 1 to 26. Students can attend one or both sessions. All city of Milwaukee residents, grades K5 to 12, are eligible and can enroll at select sites.

Both sessions are designed for summer fun and will include science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), field trips, and more! Summer classes help students strengthen and retain skills so they start strong in the fall. High school students can earn up to one credit in each session through credit recovery (retaking a course to earn credit), credit acceleration (taking a course for credit the first time), and/or internships.

Summer Academy is free! Sessions are packed with music, art, science, outdoor activities, field trips, and more. June Session provides learning for students on the early start calendar, since their school year ends in mid-May. July Session is available for students on both the traditional and early start calendars. Locations, dates, and times can be found on the Summer Academy web page.

Families looking for additional options in June are encouraged to look at the variety of summer enrichment camps listed on the Enrichment Camp web page. Summer enrichment camps allow students to explore new ideas and develop new skills. 

The summer program has many community partners that deliver art, coding, music, theater, outdoor education, STEM, and other offerings. Field trips to local museums and nature centers will allow students to discover their community.

Afternoon child care is provided through the MPS Recreation Department; fees may apply. Summer child care provides educational activities in a safe environment with caring, trained instructors.

Registration for all programs is now open! Applications are available on the Summer Academy web page or at any MPS school. Elementary applications can be turned in at any MPS school office, MPS Central Services Room 150, or can be scanned and emailed to elo@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. High school students should register with their school counselor.

To learn more, talk to the parent coordinator in any MPS school or visit the Summer Academy page of the MPS website.

MPS Central Services is located at 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI, 53208.

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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