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

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  • REGISTER NOW!

     

    REGISTRATION FOR CURRENT SPPS FAMILIES:

    • STEP 1: See program choices below.
    • STEP 2: Choose to register either online OR by Paper Registration.

    Online Registration:
    Click Register Now! to log in to Campus Parent and register online using your OneStop Username and Password. Select "Summer Registration (K-8)."
    Need to retrieve or reset your OneStop Username and/or Password?  Visit spps.org/onestop.

    • If choosing online registration, you do not need to complete a paper registration form.

    Paper Registration:
    Download and complete Registration Form Grades K-8 SLP 2022. Registration forms are also available at your student's school.

    Email completed form to spc@spps.org OR Drop off in person or send by U.S. Mail to: Summer Registration, SPPS Student Placement Center, 2102 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55114

     

    REGISTRATION FOR NON-SPPS FAMILIES

    • STEP 1: See program choices below.
    • STEP 2: Download and complete Registration Form Grades K-8 SLP 2022. Email completed form to spc@spps.org OR Drop off in person or send by U.S. Mail to: Summer Registration, SPPS Student Placement Center, 2102 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55114

     

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • March 17: Registration begins.
    • April 15: Priority Registration Date: Register by April 15 for best chance of getting into first program of choice.
    • Week of May 2: Confirmation Postcards with enrolled program details (site, location, dates, times) arrive at homes of students enrolled by April 15 Priority Enrollment Date.
    • Week of June 6: Transportation information with enrolled program details (site, location, dates, times) arrive at homes of all enrolled students.


  • ELEMENTARY (GRADES K-4) SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS:

    Grades K-4 Summer Session
    Students will extend their school-year learning through active, fun and hands-on experiences. The program includes activities in math, coding, reading, physical education, economics, health, arts, and studies about Minnesota plants and animals. Small group literacy instruction, community partnerships providing enrichment opportunities, and field trips support discovery of new talents, skills and interests.

    Program Dates: June 27-July 28 (23 days)
    Location/Hours:

    • Chelsea Heights Elementary, 1557 Huron St., Saint Paul (7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
    • Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus, 262 Bates Ave., Saint Paul (7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
    • EXPO Elementary, 540 Warwick Street S., Saint Paul (7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
    • Riverview West Side School of Excellence, 160 Isabel Street E., Saint Paul (7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
    • John A. Johnson Achievement Plus, 740 York Ave., Saint Paul (7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

    Students are assigned to a site 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*
    * Includes American Indian Culture and Language Program (formerly called American Indian Program)

    French, Spanish, Hmong, and Mandarin Chinese Immersion: 
    Students currently enrolled in SPPS language immersion or dual-language programs qualify to attend. Students receive instruction in both English and the language taught at their school, along with cultural studies and summer-themed activities.

    American Indian Culture and Language: 
    American Indian and non-American Indian students develop indigenous cultural awareness. Students learn about native animals, habitats, languages, art, and music along with practicing math and literacy skills. This program is developed in collaboration with the Department of Indian Work.

    Program Dates: June 27-July 28 (23 days)
    Location: Adams Spanish Immersion, 615 Chatsworth St., Saint Paul
    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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


    Grades K-4 World Cultures & Sports
    Students learn about cultures from around the world and participate in daily athletic activities. Themes of social justice and restorative justice practices build leadership and social emotional skills.

    Program Dates: June 27-July 21 (18 days)
    Location: Open World Learning Community, 640 Humboldt Ave., Saint Paul
    Hours: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    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.

    Program Dates: June 27-August 5 (29 days)
    Location: Highland Park Elementary, 1700 Saunders Ave., Saint Paul
    Hours: 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

    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.

    Program Dates: June 27-August 5 (29 days) 
    Locations: 

    • Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented, 560 Concordia Ave., Saint Paul
    • Hazel Park Preparatory Academy, 1140 White Bear Ave., Saint Paul

    Hours: 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

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


    Grades 3-8 E-STEM (Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program
    Students experience hands-on activities and field trips with a focus on environmental science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Classes and activities include engineering, coding, construction, sports, environmental studies, cooking, and working with computers. This program is sponsored by 3M.

    Program Dates: June 27-July 22 (19 days)
    Location: E-STEM Middle School, 600 Weir Drive, Woodbury
    Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I miss the April 15 Priority Enrollment date?

  • What grade do I consider my student in when registering?

  • Can I register my student for more than one program?

  • Do I have to complete an online or paper registration form for each of my students?

  • Can my student attend just some of the days/weeks/times of the program?

  • What if we have a family vacation planned during the program?

  • How will my student's special education needs be met?

  • What if my student's IEP does not have any accommodations for summer learning?

  • Will students be wearing masks this summer?

  • How can I get any other questions I have answered?