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Participation in the 鶹 Public Schools Summer School Program is by invitation only.

The 2024 APS Summer School Program includes:

  • Strengthening in math, language arts and social-emotional skills for students in PreK.
  • Engineering Is Elementary, Engineering Adventures and Engineering Everywhere STEM units for students in grades K-7.
  • High School Credit Recovery (Grades 8-12)
  • Extended School Year services for students meeting specific eligibility criteria as determined by the IEP Team.

Open to all students:

  • New Work for Credit (Grades 9-12) (Virtual/Blended, Fee-Based)
  • Boost Courses: Exact Path (Grades 6-12) (Virtual, self-paced, optional program)

Elementary and Middle School students’ invitation for Summer Learning is communicated through a letter via Parent Vue in early March. This invitation is based on the students performance in the reading and/or math mid-year assessments. High School eligibility is based on credit recovery needs. High school students who failed a course required for graduation are eligible to attend Summer School.

  • Elementary Registration Window: March 4, 2024 – May 3, 2024? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • Secondary Registration Window: March 4, 2024 – June 7, 2024

Late registrations will not be accepted.

APS Invitation-Only Programs by grade level

Pre-K Strengthening Program

Overview:? Participation in the Pre-K Summer Strengthening Program is by invitation only. The 鶹 Public Schools (APS)? Summer Strengthening Program for PK students is designed to support and build academic skills for invited students through small group and individual interventions in the areas of? literacy, math and social emotional learning.

Dates: July 8, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Locations

Times: 9:15 am – 1:15 pm

Eligibility: students must have turned 4 years old by September 30th, 2023 to be considered for Pre-K Strengthening. Students can qualify using the literacy criteria, math criteria, OR self-regulation/social skills criteria.

If you have questions about the Pre-K Summer Strengthening Program or your students invitation to participate, please reach out to your students teacher and/or school administrator.

Elementary Summer Learning (K-5)

Overview: The 鶹 Public School (APS) Summer Learning Program for current, invited students in grades K-5? is delivered through an integrated content approach. Teachers will be using the Engineering Is Elementary units developed by the Museum of Science in Boston.?These units are a hands-on engineering and computer science curriculum. Lessons introduce students to the engineering design process and emphasize problem solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.

Dates: July 8, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Locations?

Times: 9:15 am – 1:15 pm

Eligibility: Participation in the 鶹 Public Schools? Summer Learning Program is by invitation only. Students are invited to enroll in APS Summer Learning program based on their performance in the reading and/or math mid-year assessments.

If you have questions about the Summer Learning Program or your students invitation to participate, please reach out to your students teacher and/or school administrator.

 

Middle School?

Overview: The APS Summer Learning Program for current,? invited students in grades 6 & 7? is delivered through an integrated content approach. Teachers will be using the Engineering Adventures and Engineering? Is? Everywhere units developed by the Museum of Science in Boston. These units are a hands-on engineering and computer science curriculum. Lessons introduce students to the engineering design process and emphasize problem solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.

Dates: July 8, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Location: Kenmore Middle School

Times: 7:45 am – 12:15 pm

Eligibility: Participation in the 鶹 Public Schools? Summer Learning Program is by invitation only. Students are invited to enroll in APS Summer Learning program based on their performance in the reading and/or math mid-year assessments. If you have questions about the Middle School Summer Learning Program or your students invitation to participate, please reach out to your students teacher and/or school counselor.

Credit Recovery for Current 8th Grade Students

Current 8th Grade students who require recovery in English and Math will be able to enroll in either English or Math during summer school at the high school site. In addition to this one in-person course, they will be required to work with a virtual tutor through FEV Tutor (2-3 times a week) to strengthen their math or literacy skills.

Please contact your school counselor or the students teacher for additional information.

High School Credit Recovery (Grades 9-12)

Overview: Provides eligible students the opportunity to recover credits towards fulfilling graduation requirements. This is a four-week program, in-person for 4.5 hours per day.

Dates: July 8, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Location: Yorktown High School

Times: 7:45 am – 12:15 pm

Eligibility: Eligibility?is based on credit recovery needs. High school students who failed a course required for graduation are eligible to attend Summer School.

Introduction to Advanced Courses

Overview:? This is a 4-day (16 hours total) course designed for Washington-Liberty High School students planning to take an AP or IB course for the first time in the upcoming school year. This course focuses on helping students develop the skills they need to be successful in high level courses.? Students will work on strengthening their reading comprehension, analytical writing, self-advocacy, time management, organizational skills and other executive functions needed to successfully complete AP or IB level classes.??This 4-day course is available during one of the summer school weeks:

Monday, July 15, 2024 – Thursday, July 18, 2024 for 4 hours per day.??Limited to WL students only.??Please contact your school counselor or the students teacher for additional information.

Cost: Free

Wakefield Advances Summer Bridge Program

Overview: This is a 5-day course designed for students planning to take an advanced course (AP) class for the first time fall of 2024. This course focuses on developing students skills needed to be successful in college level courses. Students will develop their reading comprehension, analytical writing, advocacy, time management, organizational skills and strategies needed to complete AP level classes successfully.? This course is a total of 20 hours (4 hours a day for 5 days) available during one of the summer school weeks:

Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2024. Limited to WHS students only. Please contact your school counselor or the students teacher for additional information.

Cost: Free

Extended School Year (ESY) (Grades PreK - 12)

Overview: Provides eligible students who have an IEP and identified critical life skills, with small group instruction by a Special Education Teacher. Eligibility is discussed and determined at the students IEP meeting. Students must fit specific criteria to be eligible. The program will take place in person at a designated site.

Elementary Locations: Cardinal Elementary School or 鶹 Traditional School

Dates: July 8, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Times: 9:15 am – 1:15 pm

Secondary Locations: Kenmore MS and Yorktown HS

Dates: July 8, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Times: 7:45 am – 12:15 pm

Eligibility: Student eligibility is discussed and determined at the students IEP meeting between mid-January and April 15, 2024. Please contact your students case carrier (Special Education Teacher) for information regarding your students eligibility and program. Additional information for families can be found here: Learn more about ESY

General information and questions about Extended School Year (ESY) please contact?Dr. Becca Reid, ESY Elementary & Secondary Administrator at becca.reid@apsva.us

 


 

APS New Work for Credit Opportunities (Middle & High School)

APS Health and Physical Education I (Virtual/Blended, Fee Based)

Overview: Health and Physical Education I is a blended course that will have both in-person and virtual learning components.? The course will satisfy one credit for health and physical education (HPE) required for graduation.?This course integrates a variety of health knowledge, skills, and behaviors and provides students an opportunity to physically engage in a variety of lifetime activities. Students will identify health resources and become advocates for a healthy lifestyle for themselves, family, and community. Students will demonstrate their knowledge to include emergency first aid and the use of an AED and hands-on practice of skills necessary to perform CPR, a required credential for graduation. Areas of study include emotional, mental, social, and environmental health; safety and emergency preparedness, relationships, substance abuse and disease prevention, and family life education. Students will plan fitness goals and understand principles of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and anatomy to improve their personal fitness.

Students will be required to attend in-person instruction July 8-19 from 7:45am to 12:15pm at Yorktown High School. During the in-person instruction, students will be physically active and engaging in a variety of fitness and wellness activities. The remainder of summer school (July 22 C August 2), students will engage in asynchronous virtual self-paced learning that will include daily submission of physical activity assignment logs and online participation. Students will be required to have daily access to the internet/wi-fi to complete and submit assignments on the posted due dates. There will be weekly virtual check-in meetings with the teacher. Students who exceed 2 absences during in-person instruction will be unable to continue in the summer program and will be withdrawn.

Registration dates: March 4, 2024 – May 3, 2024?Please contact Isabel Andino at? isabel.andino@apsva.us? or Debbie DeFranco at deborah.defranco@apsva.us if you have any questions about this course.

Cost: $350. Reduced $87


Refunds

Refunds for APS secondary new work for credit courses will only be granted as long as the request is submitted by June 28, 2024 and students meet one of the following criteria:

  • A student is ill for a prolonged period (with a doctors note)
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Transfer of residence outside of 鶹
  • A student switching from New Work to Credit Recovery because they failed a required class
  • A student has paid, but is eligible for a McKinney-Vento scholarship.

All refund requests must be made in writing with proper documentation for approval. The request should be sent to Emily Villatoro emily.villatoro@apsva.us.

No requests for refunds will be accepted and/or processed after June 28, 2024.


Registration link available on March 4, 2024

APS Health and Physical Education II (Virtual/Blended, Fee Based)

Overview: Health and Physical Education II is a blended course that will have both in-person and virtual learning components.? The course will satisfy one credit for health and physical education (HPE) required for graduation.?Students will demonstrate health and wellness knowledge and skills. Areas of study include emotional, mental, social and environmental health; safety and emergency preparedness; relationships; substance abuse, and disease prevention; family life education; and health/medical career promotion. Students will learn principles of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and anatomy through participation in a variety of lifetime activities. This course emphasizes lifetime physical fitness through individual, group, dance, and recreational pursuits. Students will learn about personal fitness by designing, implementing, self-assessing, and modifying a personal fitness plan.

Students will be required to attend in-person instruction July 8-19 from 7:45am to 12:15pm at Yorktown High School. During the in-person instruction, students will be physically active and engaging in a variety of fitness and wellness activities. The remainder of summer school (July 22 C August 2), students will engage in asynchronous virtual self-paced learning that will include daily submission of physical activity assignment logs and online participation. Students will be required to have daily access to the internet/wi-fi to complete and submit assignments on the posted due dates. Students will be required to have daily access to the internet/wi-fi to complete and submit assignments on the posted due dates. There will be weekly virtual check-in meetings with the teacher. Students who exceed 2 absences during in-person instruction will be unable to continue in the summer program and will be withdrawn.

Registration dates: March 4, 2024 – May 3, 2024?Please contact Isabel Andino at? isabel.andino@apsva.us? or Debbie DeFranco at deborah.defranco@apsva.us if you have any questions about this course.

Cost: $350. Reduced $87


RefundsRefunds for APS secondary new work for credit courses will only be granted as long as the request is submitted by June 28, 2024 and students meet one of the following criteria:

  • A student is ill for a prolonged period (with a doctors note)
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Transfer of residence outside of 鶹
  • A student switching from New Work to Credit Recovery because they failed a required class
  • A student has paid, but is eligible for a McKinney-Vento scholarship.

All refund requests must be made in writing with proper documentation for approval. The request should be sent to Emily Villatoro emily.villatoro@apsva.us.?No requests for refunds will be accepted and/or processed after June 28, 2024.


Registration link available on March 4, 2024

APS Economics & Personal Finance (Virtual ONLY)

Overview: This Asynchronous course explores the general scope of economics and personal finance. They explore the American enterprise system, economic principles, economics of supply/demand, labor and industry, the Federal Reserve System, governmental fiscal policies, and the comparison of economic systems of major countries and economics philosophies to develop an understanding of the impact of global trade. Students learn the major areas of financial and investment planning, stock market, annuities, return on investments, retirement and estate planning, consumer credit and money management, budgeting, financial statements, insurance and risk management, home ownership, planning for college education, payroll taxes, consumer protection laws and financial responsibilities. The WISE Financial Literacy Test may be administered for students to earn the graduation requirement of a Career and Technical credential. The course incorporates all economics and financial literacy graduation requirements. Students may also fulfill this graduation requirement through successful completion of AP or IB Economics. Students who successfully complete this course and a CTE course may qualify for completer status. Consult with your school counselor for more information.?Consult with your school counselor for more information.

Student Work Expectations

  • Each student must have their own email address and provide an email for a parent/guardian in order to communicate with the teacher directly about assignments and course announcements. Teachers will communicate with students and parents if necessary. Communication includes interim progress reports, assignment feedback, reminders, etc.
  • This is a one-credit new-work-for-credit course.? All students should block out 5 to 6 hours each weekday to complete the assigned work for the duration of the course.? Students should work consistently on the course assignments and proactively communicate with their virtual teacher to seek help with course materials and/or technology and to communicate with the instructor should adjustments within the course be needed to accommodate verifiable emergencies.? Teachers will provide unit deadlines within the course.? Students who will have any days during the course during which internet access is limited should work ahead in the course.

Registration dates and process: March 4, 2024 – May 3, 2024 Course dates: July 8, 2024-August 2, 2024


Point of Contact:?

Terrell Fleming

Social Studies Supervisor

703-228-6140

Terrell.Fleming@apsva.us


  • Timeline for communication to families
    • Teachers will reach out to students by July 5, 2024

Cost: $350. Reduced $87


  • Payment information/ refund policy
    • ?Fees for New Work courses may be paid via MySchoolBucks.? Once the student has been registered, and the fee/scholarship entered in Synergy, an invoice will be sent to the parents directly from MySchoolBucks (invoices will be sent on May 20). Parents who do not wish to pay by credit card may take a check or money order to Syphax 2nd Floor Reception(Academics), Monday-Friday, from 8:00am-4:30pm. The students identification number must be included on the check or money order and placed in a sealed envelope that lists the students current address. Schools should advise parents who might inquire about paying by check or money order that they must either take the payment to Syphax on days and times referenced above, or mail it to: 鶹 Public Schools, 2110 Washington Blvd, 22204, ATTN: Finance Department, 4th Floor. Checks must be received NO LATER THAN 4 PM on June 14, 2024.

Refunds?for APS secondary new work for credit courses will only be granted as long as the request is submitted by June 28, 2024 and students meet one of the following criteria:

  • A student is ill for a prolonged period (with a doctors note)
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Transfer of residence outside of 鶹
  • A student switching from New Work to Credit Recovery because they failed a required class
  • A student has paid, but is eligible for a McKinney-Vento scholarship.

All refund requests must be made in writing with proper documentation for approval. The request should be sent to Emily Villatoro emily.villatoro@apsva.us.?No requests for refunds will be accepted and/or processed after June 28, 2024.


Registration link available

New Work for Credit (Virtual through outside providers)

New Work for Credit: External Vendors (Grades 7-12) (Virtual Fee-Based)

Overview: Students must receive advanced approval to enroll in a virtual course through their school counselor.? Credit will only be given for courses where APS enrolled the student in the course. No credit will be awarded in cases in which the student or the students family enrolled the student directly through the online vendor. Rising 10th-12th grade students may take up to 2 New Work for credit online classes.? High School New Work for Credit is not available for rising 7th and 8th graders, with the exception of level I or II of a world language. Rising 9th graders can take a world language course, Health & Physical Education I, or Math (Alegbra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra II/Trigonometry Intensified, and Precalculus).

Find Out More and Register

 


 

Other Summer Options

Boost Courses (Grades 6-12) (Virtual)

Students in grades 6-12 can engage in this optional virtual program to support their skills in math, reading and language arts.

Outdoor Lab

The Outdoor Lab offers three sessions of overnight science enrichment camp that provide a number of nature-related activities and experiences to 鶹 Public School students who have completed grades 4 through 8.

Youth Enrichment Program (YEP)

YEP (APS Youth Enrichment Program) provides STEM-focused enrichment opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students in computer programming, music, art, digital design, foreign languages and culture courses.

Summer Camp programs from 鶹 County Parks & Recreation

APS is hiring summer school teachers now!