2023 Elementary (Grades K-4) Summer Learning Programs and Registration

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  • Registration for Summer Learning Programs 2023 begins March 15, 2023. Please check back then for registration information.

    Programs fill up fast! Applying by April 15, 2023 will increase student's chance of getting into their first program of choice.

    Enrolling late? No worries. Some of our programs have unlimited space.

    Programs start June 26, 2023.

     

    Important! Students should bring their fully charged iPads to school every day.



Program Descriptions

  • Grades K-4 Summer Stars
    Students discover new talents, skills and interests through active, fun and hands-on activities based on high-interest topics. The program includes classes in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Reading, Economics, Physical Education, Music, and Art. Wilderness Inquiry, Saint Paul Public Library, and MN Academy of Science are community partners working alongside teachers to enhance learning and create a memorable summer experience.  

    Dates & Times: June 26-July 28 (23 days), 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    No School Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4

    Locations:

    • Chelsea Heights Elementary, 1557 Huron St., Saint Paul (Areas E & C West)
    • Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus, 262 Bates Ave., Saint Paul (Area B)
    • Frost Lake Elementary, 1505 Hoyt Ave. E., Saint Paul (Area A)
    • Global Arts Plus Lower, 1023 Osceola Ave., Saint Paul (Area F)
    • Riverview West Side School of Excellence, 160 Isabel Street E., Saint Paul (Areas D & E East)

    Students are assigned to a school based on their summer pick-up and drop-off address. Transportation is available for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.


    Grades K-4 Language Immersion & Culture
    SPPS students enrolled in a language immersion program during the 2022-23 school year extend their language skills through French, Spanish, Hmong, or Mandarin Chinese classes. Participants not enrolled in an Immersion Program during the 2022-23 school year learn about American Indian languages and culture, including indigenous animals, habitats, art, and music. All students get a head start for the upcoming school year by maintaining academic skills and physical fitness under the guidance of teachers in collaboration with community partners.

    Dates & Times: June 26-July 28 (23 days), 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    No school Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4

    Location: Adams Spanish Immersion, 615 Chatsworth St., Saint Paul (All Areas)

    Districtwide transportation is available for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.


    Grades K-4 Power Scholars Academy
    The Power Scholars Academy summer program combines academic instruction with fun, hands-on enrichment activities, field trips and community service projects. The program is designed to help students gain new academic skills so they can excel during the next school year. This program is developed in collaboration with the YMCA and Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood, with teachers working with students in the morning and YMCA staff working with students in the afternoon. 

    Dates & Times: June 26-August 4 (28 days), 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    No school Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4

    Location: Highland Park Elementary, 1700 Saunders Ave., Saint Paul (All Areas)

    Districtwide transportation is available for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.


    Grades K-8 CDF Freedom Schools
    Freedom Schools strengthens literacy skills through a researched-based Integrated Reading Curriculum that features books, materials and projects that represent the heritages and experiences of our scholars. Essential features include Hero Elementary K-2; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math instruction; Parent and Family Empowerment Events; Community Engagement; Pathways to Careers; Health and Wellness; Social Action; and Field Trips. Scholars see themselves in our high quality Servant Leader Educators and community leader mentors/role models.

    Dates & Times: June 26-August 4 (28 days), 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    No school Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4

    Locations: 

    • Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented, 560 Concordia Ave., Saint Paul (Areas D,E,F)
    • Hazel Park Preparatory Academy, 1140 White Bear Ave., Saint Paul (Areas A,B,C)

    Districtwide transportation is available for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.


    Grades 3-8 Environmental STEM (Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
    Students experience hands-on activities and field trips with a focus on Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Classes include Engineering, Coding, Construction, Sports, Environmental Studies, and Cooking. This program is sponsored by 3M and includes multiple STEM-themed field trips. 

    Dates & Times: June 26-July 28 (23 days), 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

    No school Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4

    Location: E-STEM Middle School, 600 Weir Drive, Woodbury (All Areas)

    Districtwide transportation is available for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find my student's information?

  • How do I find out about late buses?

  • Can I register my student once the program has started?

  • How do I find out program choices?

  • How do I communicate a change of address?

  • What if my student does not attend an SPPS school during the school year?

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