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Summer Academy Student Survey

Below is a link to a survey for students about their summer school experience. Please have students complete a survey this week before the end of school. If you have any questions please contact Chad Gordon at gordoncw@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. Thank you for your cooperation.

https://mpsresearch.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9vNsPWe5ko7iPXf

Summer adventuresA world of adventure starts here!

Our SAFE and FREE summer programming for grades K5-8 includes:

  • NEW this year! Community artists from Arts@Large, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music will be in all Summer Academy locations. Students will experience theater, dance, music and visual arts while working with some of the top professionals in the city.
  • Summer Academy from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, June 26 - July 28.
  • Child Care Camps and Community Learning Centers for before-and after-program care. (Fees may apply.) Visit MilwaukeeRecreation.net for more information.
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Field trips and special programs
  • Adventures in reading, science, math, and the arts
  • Transportation provided in two-mile zone of the "Super Sites" (Gaenslen, Kluge, Longfellow, and Sherman)
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Have Your Best Summer Ever with MPS

Arts Adventures

Adventures in the Arts

MPS is teaming up with Arts@Large, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater to offer dance, theater, music and visual arts adventures for every student this summer.

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Middle and High School Programs

Learn about the opportunities for middle and high school students to meet expected graduation dates.

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Elementary Programming

Elementary students can jump-start their summer and improve critical reading and math skills by enrolling in Summer Academy.

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Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures offer students hands-on opportunities to explore our community. These FREE field trips focus on Wisconsin's heritage, natural environment and exploration in science.

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  • Canoeing
  • City Hall Be the Change Celebration
  • Doerfler Butterfly Release!
  • Gratosa Summer Academy Students Studying Ponds
  • Kohl's WIld Theater at Rogers Street Summer Academy
  • Locating Rocks with Grantosa Summer Academy at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Morgandale Students Working in Literacy Centers
  • Ropes and Challenges at Clement ESY
  • Small Group Explicit Reading Instruction
  • STARBASE Wisconsin
  • Students at Eighty-First Street School Identifying Rocks at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Urban Ecology Center Canoeing
  • Urban Ecology Nature Center Studying Ecosystems
  • Wehr Nature Center Find!
What is Summer Academy?

Summer Academy is a SAFE and FREE program for City of Milwaukee residents. Download this flyer for more information about Summer Academy locations, dates, and times.

How does a student register for Summer Academy programming?

Elementary: Students can register for a Summer Academy program at any MPS elementary school, at Central Services (room 150, Extended Learning Opportunities), at the Department of Student Services, or at any Summer Academy site.

Grades 9-12 high school credit recovery and acceleration: Students should register with their school counselor or with the Extended Learning Opportunities staff, room 150, MPS Central Services.

Grade 8 Promotional Program: Principals must recommend  MPS students for the Grade 8 Promotional Program. Each student's current school must submit the required retention documentation and complete the registrations. This program is for MPS students only!

Be the Change: This program is designed for high school students looking to boost core academic and social development skills prior to the start of the new school year. Priority will be given to incoming 9th grade students and returning Be the Change students. The program design allows previous participants to engage in college and career readiness, credit recovery, and community service activities throughout their years of high school.

Extended School Year (ESY): Students with special education needs should be enrolled only if the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team decides that the student needs summer placement to maintain skills gained during the year or if he or she was not able to be involved in job training due to scheduling conflicts during the school year.

Community Assessment Training Program (CATP) and On-the-Job Training (OJT): A student with special education needs should be enrolled only if the IEP team decides that the student needs summer placement to maintain skills gained during the year or if he or she was not able to be involved in job training due to scheduling conflicts during the school year.

 

When do students register?

Registration begins at schools in early March and continues until the first day of the summer program. Seats are limited. Although registrations will be accepted until the start of summer academic programs, students will be accepted only in courses and/or sites where space is available.

High school: Late walk-in registration days will be held in room 150, Central Services, Extended Learning Opportunities.

Who should go to Summer Academy programming?

Elementary: All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Grades 9-12 high school credit recovery and acceleration: Students may enroll in the credit recovery program if they have previously failed a course required for graduation. Credit acceleration opportunities are available for students who want or need to take a course for the first time.

Grade 8 Promotional Program: This promotional program is designed for MPS grade 8 students who have missed proficiency in one or two content areas. Students must be recommended by their MPS school and submit all required documentation.

Be the Change: This program is designed for incoming grade 9 students and returning cohort members looking to boost core academic and social development skills prior to the start of the new school year. Priority will be given to students attending select schools and returning Be the Change students.

ESY: Students with special needs should be enrolled only if their IEP mandates extended school year services.

CATPOJT: Students with special needs should be enrolled only if the IEP team decides that the student needs summer placement to maintain skills gained during the year or if he or she was not able to be involved in job training due to scheduling conflicts during the school year.

 

What is the student day?

Elementary: Students will have a literacy block and math block for four hours daily Mondays–Fridays.

Grades 9–12 high school credit recovery or acceleration: Students attend Mondays–Fridays for four hours daily. Students can enroll in two credit recovery classes to possibly recoup a total of 1.0 unit of credit. Each class is two hours in length. Students can also enroll in a one-credit acceleration course for a total of 0.5 credit. Each acceleration class is four hours in length.

Grade 8 Promotional Program: Students participate in an academic program for four hours daily Mondays–Fridays.

Be the Change: Students have an academic and social program for four hours daily Mondays–Fridays.

ESY: Students attend four hours daily Mondays–Fridays.

CATPOJT: Students attend the Central Services food service site or any other job sites for four hours daily Mondays–Fridays.

Where is it?

Elementary: Four super sites and fourteen neighborhood sites (Please download flyer above for specific site locations.)

Grades 9-12 high school credit recovery and acceleration: James Madison Academic Campus (online only; must meet requirements), Obama SCTE, and South Division High School

Grade 8 Promotional Program: Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language

Be the Change: Obama SCTE

Elementary ESY: Clement, Elm, Gaenslen, Kluge, and Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Langauge

High school ESY: Obama SCTE and South Division High School

CATPOJT: MPS Central Services food service program and other various community locations

Cost?

There is no cost for any Summer Academy program for students living in the City of Milwaukee. Costs may be incurred by ESY students who move at the end of the school year to a new school district. Additionally, the afternoon wraparound and recreation programs may require a program fee. Parents are encouraged to contact Milwaukee Recreation at 414-475-8180 for more information.

Transportation?

Transportation at the elementary level is provided only to students enrolled at super site locations within the transportation zone.

Summer Academy students enrolled in the Grade 8 Promotional, Be the Change, or high school programs will receive a county MCTS M-Card if they live beyond the two-mile walk zone of their selected summer site. Parents and guardians must provide transportation to the Summer Academy site on the student's first day of attendance.

Most students enrolled in the ESY program will be provided with door-to-door transportation. This includes a morning pick-up and a mid-day departure from the school location.

Most CATP–OJT students in the food service program are expected to provide their own transportation to and from their job site. City bus tickets may be provided to those students until they receive their first paycheck. Some CATP–OJT students may receive transportation to and from their job site if they are receiving vocational assessment. Detailed transportation information will be provided once students are placed.

 

Are students with special needs eligible for Summer Academy?

All students with special needs are welcome in the regular Summer Academy programs. Some students with special needs may be eligible for the ESY program if it is mandated in the student's IEP. Parents should contact their school's special education supervisor for their child's special education program.

Contact

Extended Learning Opportunities Manager II:
Sandra Schroeder

Phone: 414-475-8238
Fax: 414-475-8316
Office Email: elo@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Location:
MPS Central Services, Room 150

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