2023 Middle School (Grades 5-8) 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 5-8 Summer Quest
    Students explore high interest STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) topics. All students are assigned three core classes (Literacy, Math, Leadership) and self-select two electives. Elective choices include: Agriculture/Cooking, Coding, Physical Education, Art/Design, Lego Robotics, Theater Arts, Piano, Guitar, Band/Orchestra, Digital Music and Project Scientist for Girls. Students take a field trip to Northern Star Base Camp for team building and fun.

    Project Scientist for Girls: Students are immersed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning taught by women educators. Experience includes exciting hands-on experiments, field trips and daily interactions with female STEM role models from a variety of professional fields. 

    Program 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: Washington Technology Magnet, 1495 Rice Street, Saint Paul (All Areas)

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


    Grades 3-8 E-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. 

    Program 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.


    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 a.m.-3 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.



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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