Middle School (Grades 5-8) 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.



  • MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 5-8) SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS

    Grades 5-8 Summer Session
    Students receive academic support, develop leadership skills and participate in enrichment activities. Students in grade 5 learn skills to prepare for their transition to middle school. Students in grades 6-8 choose electives to enhance their summer learning. Enrichment and elective courses include: agriculture, art/design, environmental geography, digital photo/video production, coding, various music options (band & string instruments, guitar/ukulele, piano/keyboard, GarageBand, drums), theater, robotics, and physical education.

    Program Dates: June 27-July 28 (23 days)
    Locations:

    • Global Arts+ Upper Campus, 810 Palace Ave., Saint Paul (grades 5-6)
    • Washington Technology Magnet, 1495 Rice Street, Saint Paul (grades 7-8)

    Hours: 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

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

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


    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: 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

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


    Grades 5-6 Project Scientist for Girls
    Students are immersed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning taught by highly skilled 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: June 27-July 28 (23 days)
    Location: Global Arts+ Upper Campus, 810 Palace Ave., Saint Paul
    Hours: 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

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


    Grades 5-11 Future Leaders & Sports
    Student learning focuses on math, language arts, science, and leadership. Activities include daily athletics and an emphasis on college and career readiness. Themes of social justice and restorative justice practices build leadership and social emotional skills. The option to recover credits will be communicated to eligible enrolled Grade 9 students. 

    Program Dates: July 25-August 18 (19 days)
    Location: Humboldt High School, 30 Baker St. E., Saint Paul
    Hours: 8:45 a.m.-1:45 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?