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Summer Academy offers two sessions for Milwaukee students to earn credits

Sign up now—stay on track to graduate, or discover and explore! MPS is offering two sessions for learning this summer: Early Summer Academy from June 4 to 29, and Traditional Summer Academy from July 2 to 27. 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), music, outdoor activities, field trips, and more! Students can catch up, get ahead, or just have fun learning. 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, credit acceleration, and/or internships.

Summer Academy is free! The early session provides learning for students on the early start calendar, since their school year ends in mid-May. Traditional Summer Academy is available for students on both the traditional and early start calendars. Traditional calendar students looking for options in June are encouraged to look at the variety of summer enrichment camp offerings that can be found on the J-Term website.

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

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.

This year, registration for elementary and middle school students will take place online through the MPS Parent Portal. Families who need to create an account or need assistance can visit MPS Central Services at 5225 W. Vliet St. or phone 414-475-8159. High school students should register with their guidance counselor.

To learn more, talk to the parent coordinator in any MPS school or find out more on the J-Term and Summer Academy pages of the MPS website.

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  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2017 earned $62+ 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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