High School (Grades 9-12) Summer Learning Programs

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  • Summer Learning Programs offer multiple opportunities for Grades 9-12 students to earn up to 12 quarter credits and develop language skills. Hands-on learning, online courses, and community-based experiences offer alternative ways to learn. Getting students up and moving, working with each other, and meeting individual needs with increased staff support help students meet their credit recovery and language development goals.

    Important To Know

    • Grades 9-10 students attend classes in-person. Attendance, class participation, and work completion are required to earn credit.
    • Grades 11-12 students have the option to enroll in either in-person or online learning, but not both. This option is recommended for ELL Level 4 and non-ELL students with grade-level reading skills. Requirements to earn credit include 20% synchronous online learning time with the teacher, working on course content during the scheduled class time, and work completion.
    • Blackboard Connect messages are sent as reminders about start dates, attendance, and work completion throughout each session.  
    • Transportation information is mailed to families two weeks before the first day of each session.

     

    Current SPPS Student Enrollment Process & Timeline

    • March 17: School counselors begin working with students to determine what courses to take and to get them enrolled.
    • March 17- May 6: Enrollment for both Summer Session One and Summer Session Two continues
    • May 6: Due date for Summer Session One enrollment
    • May 6 - June 15: Enrollment for Summer Session Two continues
    • June 3: Student schedules available on Student Portal (Blackboard Connect Messages will be sent as reminders)
    • June 15: Due date for Summer Session Two enrollment
    • July 8: Student schedules available on Student Portal (Blackboard Connect Messages will be sent as reminders)

     

    Non-SPPS Student Enrollment Process & Timeline
    A student's school counselor enrolls a student using Non-SPPS Grades 9-12 2022 Credit Recovery Enrollment Form. The process for enrolling is described on the form. Student schedules will be sent to the email address entered on the form. Transportation information will be mailed to the address entered on the form two weeks prior to the start of the session.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12) SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS

     

    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

    Hours: 8:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

    Registration: Students who want to enroll 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.

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

     

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    Grades 9-12 LEAP Credit Recovery & English Learner Language Development

     

    English Learners develop language skills and work toward graduation.

    Program Dates: June 27-July 21 (18 days)

    Location: Humboldt High School

    Hours: 8:45-2:45

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

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    Grades 9-11 Experiential Learning Credit Recovery

    Credit recovery done through experiential and project based learning. Environmental Studies, Arts, and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) careers are just several themes of learning experiences. Students will spend a significant amount of time outside of the classroom. Locations include parks and rivers, technical labs, and community businesses. Enrolled students will be contacted for participation based on credit recovery course enrollment. 

     

    Program Dates: June 27, 28, 29, 30; July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 (15 days)

    Location: Humboldt High School

    Hours: 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

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

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    Grades 9-12 Credit Recovery Session One

    Students in grades 9-12 stay on track for graduation through credit recovery and Writer’s Institute for Levels 2 and 3 EL students.

     

    Program Dates: June 27-July 21 (18 days)

    Locations: 

    • Como Park Senior High
    • Washington Technology Magnet

    Hours: 8:45-2:45

    *All Session One EL Language Development classes will be held at the Grades 9-12 LEAP Credit Recovery and English Learner Language Program at Humboldt.

    Students are assigned a site based on their home address. Transportation is available for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.

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    Grades 9-12 Credit Recovery and English Learner Language Development Session Two 

    Students in grades 9-12 stay on track for graduation through credit recovery and English Learner (EL) Language Development, including Writer’s Institute for Levels 2 and 3 EL students.

     

    Program Dates: July 25-August 18 (19 days)

    Locations:

    • Como Park Senior High*
    • Washington Technology Magnet

    Hours: 8:45-2:45

     

    *All EL Language Development classes will be held at Como Park Sr. during Session Two

    Students are assigned a site based on their home address. Transportation is available for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.

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    Grades 11 & 12 APEX Online Credit Recovery Session One

    Students in Grades 11 and 12  stay on track for graduation through credit recovery. There is a 20% synchronous attendance requirement for participants. Students are expected to work on course content during scheduled class time. In addition, students may spend additional time working on courses outside of scheduled class time.

     

    Program Dates: June 27-July 21 (18 days)

    Locations: 

    • Online

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

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    Grades 11 & 12 APEX Online Credit Recovery Session Two

    Students in Grades 11 & 12 stay on track for graduation through credit recovery. There is a 20% synchronous attendance requirement for participants. Students are expected to work on course content during scheduled class time. In addition, students may spend additional time working on courses outside of scheduled class time.

     

    Program Dates: July 25-August 18 (19 days)

    Locations: 

    • Online

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


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    Grade 12 Gordon Parks Credit Recovery Session One

    Students in grade 12 stay on track for graduation through credit completion.

     

    Program Dates: June 27-July 21 (18 days)

    Location: Gordon Parks High School

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

    Metro Transportation passes are provided for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.

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    Grade 12 Gordon Parks Credit Recovery Session Two

    Students in grade 12 stay on track for graduation through credit completion.

     

    Program Dates: July 25-August 16 (17 days)

    Location: Gordon Parks High School

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

    Metro Transportation passes are provided for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.

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    Grade 12 Gordon Parks Credit Recovery Session Three 

    Students in grade 12 stay on track for graduation through completion of limited credits leading to Summer Graduation.

     

    Program Dates August 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 (6 days)

    Location: Gordon Parks High School

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

    Metro Transportation passes are provided for eligible students. See SPPS Transportation Guidelines.



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