April 6, 2022 – Team Duval is hoping to give its most at-need students an academic boost through its new summer learning initiative, Summer Boost.
Like last year’s Summer Rise program, Summer Boost is a free, six-week learning opportunity to help students in need of remediation prepare for the next grade level. It will provide standards-based instruction in math, reading, writing, and science through hands-on learning.
What is different this year?
First, the district is partnering with the Kids Hope Alliance to provide both summer learning and summer enrichment. This means students will spend half the day in learning activities, and half the day in enrichment. Fridays will be a full, enrichment day for activities such as field trips.
Second, this program is open to only elementary and middle school students. Specifically, current kindergarten through fourth grade students for the elementary program; and current fifth grade through seventh grade students for the middle school program.
Registration is open now through Friday, April 29. It is not first come, first serve. Students will be selected based on their need for academic support. More details are below:
Families can click on the links for the Elementary Summer Boost Program or the Middle School Summer Boost Program to register. Registration is open through Friday, April 29. Families will be notified on Monday, May 23 of whether their child has been accepted or waitlisted.
Program dates and times:
The six-week program runs from Monday, June 13 – Friday, July 22. Elementary times are 8:30 AM – 3 PM. Middle school times are 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM. Mondays – Thursdays will be half summer learning, and half summer enrichment. Fridays will be full enrichment days.
Space is limited, and students will be accepted into the program if there is a need for remediation based on data. The elementary program is open to current kindergarten through fourth grades. The middle school program is open to current fifth through seventh grades. Upcoming kindergarten students are not eligible, but can possibly qualify for the district’s VPK summer learning program.
Information on other summer learning summer learning programs like VPK, ESOL summer maintenance, credit recovery, and fee-based summer camps will be available later this month.