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Summer School 2014 Programs

Programs for any student

 
  • Lincoln Tree Farm Summer School and Day Camp: Offering high school students who have successfully completed Environmental Science a 0.5 science elective credit for three weeks starting July 21, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln High School.  The program includes rigorous training in curriculum and development of roles as camp counselors for the first two weeks followed by a third week at the Lincoln Tree Farm camp serving as camp counselors for approximately 30 incoming 7th graders.
  • Pierce County Skills Center Summer School: There will be a variety of Career and Technical Education classes offered through Pierce County Skills Center’s Summer School over three sessions at Mt. Tahoma, Wilson and Lincoln.  This program is administered through Bethel School District. Pierce County Skills Center registration form.
Session 1:  June 23-July 11 at partner sites
Session 2:  July 14-31 at partner sites
Session 3 (Tacoma Schools only):  July 9-31
 
  • Credit Retrieval: Offering approximately 700 high school and incoming 8th grade students opportunities to recapture lost credit(s) using an online program called Edgenuity.  Two sessions will be offered at the five comprehensive high schools (Mt. Tahoma, Stadium, Lincoln, Foss, Wilson) for four weeks starting June 16, Monday through Thursday with a shared lunch period.  Students will have access to teachers while at school and will need to spend an additional 3 hours/day for independent work.
Term 1:  June 16 – July 10
·         Session 1: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
·         Lunch
·         Session 2:  Noon – 3 p.m.
 
  • Transition: Providing introductions for first-time students to the school building to acclimate and ease into the new school environment.  All incoming kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade students are welcome.  All comprehensive schools will participate and share how to navigate the new school, understand schedules and routines, meet the teachers and staff, and learn and develop social/emotional and academic skills.
  • READY! Set, Read-Tacoma! Summer Preschool Story Times: Communities in Schools of Tacoma is offering free RSR-T preschool story-times this summer, to help nurture early literacy among preschoolers and prepare children and families for kindergarten. Throughout July, teachers/ librarians at select school libraries will offer engaging story-times, usually two days a week, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with stories, arts and crafts, science and math concepts, and movement pieces, followed by a free lunch at noon. Please see our website for more information and to register online by June 1: http://tacoma.ciswa.org/services/ready-set-read-tacoma/.
     
    Sessions: July 8-31 at Pt. Defiance, McCarver, Lister, Jason Lee, Lincoln, Geiger, Madison, NE Tacoma, and Arlington. Please visit your local elementary school library or check our website for specific dates and times.
     
 
Submit registration forms and questions to summerschool@tacoma.k12.wa.us.
 

Programs for students (invitation only)

 
  • Reading Camp: Offering, by invitation only, those incoming 2nd and 3rd grade students identified as needing reading remediation.  The program is Monday through Thursday for three weeks starting July 7 and will be held at 12 elementary schools throughout the district.
  • English Language Learner (ELL): Serving high, middle and elementary students during a starting July 7 at Lincoln, First Creek, Blix, Edison, Fawcett, Geiger, Lyon, McCarver, Pt. Defiance, Reed, Stafford and Manitou Park. This program is by invitation only.
  • Special Education Summer School: Serving approximately 40 high-needs students during a 4-week period starting July 7 at Reed Elementary. By invitation only.
  • Indian Education K5 Summer Program: Serving approximately 25 students in grades 1-5 from July 7 through July 30, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - Noon at an elementary school TBD.  Funded by Title VII grant funds, the curriculum will include Math Expressions and cultural activities and events.  This program is by invitation only. 
  • Sneak Peak at SAMI (will serve about 150 students)
    Sneak Peak is a unique summer school program that will engage all incoming freshman. The program is designed to introduce students to the opportunities and the environment that makes SAMI such an exciting place to learn. About 150 freshman will spend June 24-26, July 23 and Aug. 21-22 in project-based lessons throughout the Point Defiance Park.  The lessons are designed to build on each other creating outcomes that keep students actively engaged in learning over the summer months. While Sneak Peak is only six days, the days are placed in such a way to provide touch points throughout the summer to help staff understand students’ passions. Staff will create a connection so they can start strong in the fall working to build community, empathy, thinking, and balance, and a life-long interest to learn and grow. For more information, call SAMI at 253-571-2300.
  • Act One and Act Two at SOTA (will serve about 200 students)
    Act One and Act Two is a unique summer school program that will engage all incoming freshman. The program is designed to introduce students to the opportunities and the environment that makes SOTA such an exciting place to learn. About 160 freshman will spend June 18-20 and Aug. 20-22 in project-based lessons throughout the city.  The lessons are designed to build on each other creating outcomes that keep students actively engaged in learning over the summer months.  While Act One and Act Two is only six days, the days are placed in such a way to provide touch points throughout the summer to help staff understand students’ passions. Staff will create a connection so they can start strong in the fall working to build community, empathy, thinking, and balance, and a life-long interest to learn and grow. For more information, call SOTA at 253-571-7900.
  • Back on Track at SAMI (will serve about 30-40 students)
    Back on Track is a program that is designed to help students who need more time, additional support and another opportunity to demonstrate their learning. Students who need extra support have been identified. Each student has been contacted and they are choosing to participate throughout the summer, with the support of an instructor, to use that much-needed extra time to ensure their successful completion of core course work. This work will put students back on track and ready to begin the school year in September. For more information, call SAMI at 253-571-2300.
  • Back on Track at SOTA (will serve about 45 -55 students)
    Back on Track is a program that is designed to help students who need more time, additional support and another opportunity to demonstrate their learning.  Students who need extra support have been identified. Each student has been contacted and they are choosing to participate throughout the summer, with the support of an instructor, to use that much-needed extra time to ensure their successful completion of core course work. This work will put students back on track and ready to begin the school year in September. For more information, call SOTA at 253-571-7900.

 

 

High School Registration Form
Deadline: June 13


General Registration Form
Deadline: May 16


Questions? Contact
summerschool@tacoma.k12.wa.us


SummerLearningTacoma.org
Find additional summer programs. Many are free of charge and offer a variety of different activities throughout the summer. The site lists Morning, Afternoon, and All Day programs for different age groups.