SUMMER IS A TIME TO LEARN, GROW, AND CONNECT
The extended year program is designed to prevent regression and allow students to work on and develop their academic and social skills.
Each July, students in the extended school year program are encouraged to choose their own topics for language arts projects related to the theme of the year.
The extended school year program concludes with a celebration, and parents are invited to learn all about the students’ projects.
Students attending the extended school year program will enjoy one field trip per week, two of which are academic in nature and two of which are planned to allow students to develop their social interactions.
Students who stay for ESY are invited to stay the whole day at our grant-funded summer enrichment program.
Extented School Year- Preventing the "Summer Slide"
The summer enrichment program is academic- based without the pressures of academic measurements. It provides a fun, summer-camp like atmosphere with science experiments, music, art, and computers. The principal objectives of the summer enrichment program are to provide a structured, safe, camp-like program that allows for learning, creativity, self-expression, and fun. The program also helps parents and guardians provide for their child’s behavioral and social needs during the summer months.
The extended school year program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 12: 45 p.m. Students attending are also invited to join and participate in our grant-funded summer enrichment program which runs from 12:45 p.m. to 3:30pm. Lunch will be provided for students who stay the whole day.
CREATING COMMUNITY AND BELONGING
Creating a rich community and a spirit of belonging is at the heart of everything we do. In addition to typical musicals, back to school nights, field day, and special events, some of our additional offerings include:
Peer Mentoring Program
High school students pair up with middle and elementary school students to act as mentors and build skills in working with younger students.
Professionals from varied careers spend a day discussing their professions with high school students.
Spring Art Show
Families are invited to tour a display of arts and crafts created by students at the end of the school year in a celebration of their artistic endeavors.
High school and middle school students can participate on our basketball and soccer teams as they play against other schools.
Each school (elementary, middle, and high) has an explorer’s club, allowing students to take day trips and overnight trips throughout the year.
Students and staff display their musical, artistic, and other talents with their peers.
Senior Class Trip
High school seniors take part in choosing where they would like to travel for a two-day trip to celebrate their senior year.