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Summer Academy

 
 
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Registration Forms

 

June Session: June 1–26, 2020 (grades 8–12)

July Session: July 6–31, 2020 (K5–grade 12)

Elementary K58 English                    Spanish
Grade 8 Promotional Program
Currently enrolled MPS students only; principal signature is required for this program
English                Spanish
Grade 8 Acceleration Currently enrolled MPS students only English                 Spanish
High School English                    Spanish

    

Summer adventuresA world of adventure starts here!


Learn more about our SAFE and FREE summer programming for K5–grade 12 city of Milwaukee residents!

Elementary and Middle School Program highlights:

  • Download this flyer for more information about locations, dates, and times.
  • Sessions are offered 4 hours daily, Mondays through Fridays.
  • There is a July session for K5–grade 8.
  • Community artists from Arts @ Large, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and SHARP Literacy will be in Summer Academy locations. Students will experience theater, dance, music, and visual arts while working with some of the top professionals in the city.
  • Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers, and Safe Places are available for before- and after-program care (fees may apply); visit MilwaukeeRecreation.net for more information.
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided.
  • Field trips and special programs are offered.
  • Adventures in reading, math, science, social studies, and the arts connect to students' learning.
  • The Grade 8 Promotional Program is for recommended MPS students who require academic intervention to enable transition to high school. Students must meet criteria for this program and be recommended by the school administrator. Please contact your child's school about participation in this program. There are June and July sessions for this program.

High School Program highlights:

  • Download this flyer for more information about locations, dates, and times.
  • Offerings include face-to-face and online credit recovery and acceleration options.
  • Sessions are offered 4 hours daily, Mondays through Fridays, in June and July.
  • M•CARDS are provided.
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided.

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  What is Summer Academy?

Summer Academy provides SAFE and FREE programs for K5–grade 12 city of Milwaukee residents. There are June and July sessions for middle/high school students and a July session for K5–grade 12 students.

  Where is it?

Download the flyers below for more information about Summer Academy locations, dates, and times.

Elementary Flyer

High School Flyer

  How does a student register for Summer Academy programming?

Elementary: Registration forms for K5-grade 8 Summer Academy programming are available at every elementary school site or with the Extended Learning Opportunities staff, room 150, MPS Central Services.

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.

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.

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 in early March. Seats are limited.

  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. Select 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.

ESY: Students with special needs are enrolled 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 engage in academic and enrichment activities daily Mondays–Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Grades 9–12 high school credit recovery or acceleration: Students attend Mondays–Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Grade 8 Promotional Program: Students attend Mondays–Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Elementary ESY: Students attend Mondays–Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

High School ESY: Students attend Mondays–Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

CATPOJT: Students attend district and community work sites for four hours daily Mondays–Fridays.

  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?

Summer Academy students enrolled in the Grade 8 Promotional or high school programs will receive a county M•CARD. 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 pickup and a midday 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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