JCPS to Offer Summer Learning Opportunities for Students

Programs will allow district to continue engaging, supporting students throughout summer

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is offering multiple summer learning opportunities to continue engaging and supporting students while school is out.  The programs are being held as virtual experiences, although the district will make every effort to host face-to-face learning late in the summer if circumstances change.

In order to support these learning opportunities, students who received Chromebooks and/or hotspots from the district will keep those throughout the summer.

More information on the programs, registration process and confirmed dates will be available online June 1 at https://bit.ly/2yyXcFl

Offerings include:

  • Summer League, June 22-July 31.  Summer League is open to students in grades 1-12 and is designed with the appeal of game-based learning in mind. Students will create their own special avatar, be able to earn badges, keep up with their progress through a JCPS leaderboard and have on-going opportunities to take part in pop-up challenges for points. Students will have a series of one-week adventures throughout the six-week period. Some students will have the opportunity to participate in the adventures as well as receive additional instruction in reading and/or math. 
  • Lit & Camp, beginning mid-June.  The one-week camps are designed for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.  Campers can learn about chess, yoga, karate and hip hop. Each virtual camp will last one week with students receiving one hour of literacy review via audio books and another hour of topic instruction.  No registration is required; the link to participate will be available in June.
  • AMPED, beginning mid-June. The camp is designed for students in grade 6 and up.  The two-hour virtual audio production program will include one hour of literacy instruction followed by one hour of audio production.  During the weeklong experience, students will learn how to download and install audio production and editing software; how to make beats; and how to edit, finalize and publish your beat. No registration is required; the link to participate will be available in June.

As part of the goal of engaging more students over the summer, JCPS is working with  Evolve502 to increase access to community programs and resources for the summer learning initiative.

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This story was originally published on May 27, 2020.