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Virtual Summer Academy High School Graduation—Saturday, August 8, 2020 More information coming soon! 

Registration for the July session is now closed. 

2020 July Virtual Summer Academy Session: July 6–31, 2020, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (K5–Grade 12)

Please note: For elementary students, the email address provided during registration is where student log-in information will be sent. High school students should monitor their MPS email. Non-MPS high school students will receive information at the email address that was provided during registration. If attempting to log in prior to the start of the session on July 6, 2020, an error message will be received until the session start date. 

Elementary Materials Distribution

Extended School Year (ESY) Materials Distribution

Extended school year (ESY) supplies will be distributed at the Milwaukee Public Schools School Support Center (MPSSSC) at 6620 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53216, in the parking lot:

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020 — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 2, 2020 — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Elementary Virtual Camp Materials Distribution

Elementary camp supplies will be distributed at the Milwaukee Public Schools Central Services building at 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208, in the back parking lot:

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 — 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 — 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Programming Options

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  High School Students
  • Credit recovery
  • Credit acceleration

An MPS school counselor will review MPS students' transcripts to identify needed courses. Non-MPS students must submit both a letter from the school counselor, on school letterhead, outlining the needed courses and a copy of the current school transcript to

  Incoming Freshmen (Completed Grade 8 during the 2020 School Year)
  • Credit acceleration
  • Online enrichment courses, not for credit:
    • English
    • math
    • civics

To select the courses, parents will receive an email at the email address that was provided during registration.

  Middle School Students (Grades 6 and 7)
  • Online enrichment courses, not for credit:
    • English
    • math
    • civics
  Elementary School Students

Virtual summer camps (see descriptions below)

To select the camps, parents will receive an email survey at the email address that was provided during registration. If no camps are selected by June 22, 2020, students will be automatically enrolled in available camps.

2020 Virtual Summer Camps (K5–Grade 5)

July Session: July 6–31, 2020 (K5–Grade 5)

Click a category below to learn more about each camp.

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  Superheroes Among Us Camp (K5 to Grade 5)

Are superheroes walking among us? Do you think you can explain superpowers with science? Study a favorite superhero, hero, or villain—and everything in between! Uncover these ideas as you unlock the superhero within yourself!

Week One July 6–10 Heroes and Sheroes
Week Two July 13–17 What Is Your Super Power?
Week Three July 20–24 A Call to Action
Week Four July 27–31 Making a Difference in Your Community


  Get Arts "Wild": Art, Music, and Drama Camp (K5 to Grade 5)

Learn about what inspires artists of all kinds. Get inspired by artists' stories, techniques, and ideas. Take what inspires you and go "wild" making your own artworks.

Week One July 6–10 Artists Get Wild (Respond)
Week Two July 13–17 Let Your Imagination Run Wild (Connect)
Week Three July 20–24 Make Wild Art (Create)
Week Four July 27–31 Share Wild and Free (Perform)


  Math Rock Star Camp (K5 to Grade 5)

Math is all around you—let's explore it! Experience the creativity of mathematics through activities that bring out the beauty and joy of mathematics. Have fun as you create math projects to connect people to each other and to mathematics.

Week One July 6–10 Playing with Numbers
Week Two July 13–17 Math with Me
Week Three July 20–24 Super Sleuths
Week Four July 27–31 Notice and Wonder



  Languages of the World Camp (K5 to Grade 5)

Enjoy learning a visual way of communicating using American Sign Language, and become familiar with a variety of products, practices, and perspectives common in the deaf culture. In four short, fun weeks, you will be able to introduce yourself and engage in simple conversations with an ASL user.

Week One July 6–10 The Beginnings
Week Two July 13–17 Counting Pigments of the World
Week Three July 20–24 Special Places and Shapes
Week Four July 27–31 World Foods




  Super STEM Camp (K5 to Grade 5)

K5 (five-year-old kindergarten)
Discover the magic of our world through exploration of weather, the mechanics of pushes and pulls, and what animals and plants need in their habitats to survive and thrive.

Week One July 6–10 Weather
Week Two July 13–17 Pushes and Pulls
Week Three July 20–24 Animals and Their Environment
Week Four July 27–31 Plants and Their Environment


Grade 1
Channel your inner scientist! Investigate the movements of the sun and moon, learn about light waves and sound waves, and understand how organisms grow and develop.

Week One July 6–10 The Sun and Moon
Week Two July 13–17 Light Waves
Week Three July 20–24 Sound Waves
Week Four July 27–31 How Organisms Grow and Develop


Grade 2
Explore the importance of water in our lives as you also investigate states of matter, the life cycle of plants, and how organisms interact with their environment.

Week One July 6–10 Water
Week Two July 13–17 States of Matter
Week Three July 20–24 Plants and How They Grow
Week Four July 27–31 How Organisms Interact with Their Environment


Grade 3
Do you know the difference between weather and climate? Come join us to find out and to learn about how magnets work, the life cycles of plants and animals around the world, and the science of genetics.

Week One July 6–10 Climate
Week Two July 13–17 Magnets
Week Three July 20–24 Life Cycles
Week Four July 27–31 Genetics


Grade 4
This exciting camp will take you through our changing Earth, energy and how it transfers from one object to another, how waves transfer energy and information, and structure and function.

Week One July 6–10 Changing Earth
Week Two July 13–17 Energy
Week Three July 20–24 Waves
Week Four July 27–31 Structure and Function


Grade 5
Go big with your imagination! Investigate Earth system interactions and Earth's relationship to the solar system and universe. Discover how matter changes and how energy from food and the sun moves through ecosystems.

Week One July 6–10 Earth System Interactions
Week Two July 13–17 Stars and the Solar System
Week Three July 20–24 Matter and How It Changes
Week Four July 27–31 Energy in Ecosystems
  My Place in the World Camp (K5 to Grade 5)

K5 (five-year-old kindergarten)
Celebrate your place in the world by joining the adventure of discovering more about yourself, your friends, and community and how we all come together to care for the world we live in.

Week One July 6–10 My Family and Friends
Week Two July 13–17 My Neighborhood and Community
Week Three July 20–24 People Around the World
Week Four July 27–31 Taking Care of the World


Grade 1
Calling all adventurous kids! Discover the value of putting your special talents to work by cooperatively working with others and learning to appreciate the people around us.

Week One July 6–10 Getting Along with Others
Week Two July 13–17 Rules and Expectations
Week Three July 20–24 Family Traditions
Week Four July 27–31 Being a Good Neighbor

Grade 2
Take your imagination to new heights as you learn about geography and how it affects and supports the communities we live in and how you can make a difference.

Week One July 6–10 Communities
Week Two July 13–17 What Is Geography?
Week Three July 20–24 Goods and Services
Week Four July 27–31 Services in a Community

Grade 3
This exciting camp will take you on an adventure about geography, the history of Milwaukee, and how government works so that you can have a voice in your community.

Week One July 6–10 Cultures Around the World
Week Two July 13–17 Citizenship and Participation
Week Three July 20–24 Government
Week Four July 27–31 History of Milwaukee

Grade 4
Are you interested in travel and learning about other places? If so, this is the camp for you! Come join us as we explore the state of Wisconsin and our country.

Week One July 6–10 Regions of Our Country
Week Two July 13–17 Effects of Geography
Week Three July 20–24 Locating Wisconsin in the World
Week Four July 27–31 Our State, Our Story—Wisconsin

Grade 5
Get ready to climb into a time machine and become an explorer of our nation's past. We will begin to examine change over time through early exploration, becoming a nation, and developing our government.

Week One July 6–10 Native Americans and Exploration
Week Two July 13–17 Government
Week Three July 20–24 Conflict and Resolution
Week Four July 27–31 Immigration


Extended Learning Opportunities Manager II:
Natalie Anderson

Phone: 414-475-8238
Fax: 414-475-8316
Office Email:

MPS Central Services, Room 150

Log-in Instructions 

Student Toolbox Clever (English, Spanish)

At-Home Learning Family Guidebook (English, Spanish)

Google Classroom for Parents (English, Spanish)

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