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

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  • Summer Learning Programs begin Monday, June 27!

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

     

    Q. Where can I find my student's information?

    A. Campus Parent Portal

     

    Q. How do I find out about late buses?

    A. Download MySPPS Bus App.

     

    Q. Can I still register my Grade K-8 student?

    A. Yes, for some programs. Call 651-632-3764.

     

    Q. How do I find out program choices?

    A. See descriptions below.

     

    Q. How do I communicate a change of address?

    A. Call 651-632-3764 or contact your student's summer site.

     

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

    A. Call 651-632-3764 to register.



  • 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.

    Register by calling the Student Placement Center at 651-632-3764.


    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   Program is full. Please make another choice.
    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 Program is full. Please make another choice.
    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 Program is full. Please make another choice.
    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 is full. Please make another choice.
    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?