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    Summer Acceleration Academy 2022
    (Updated June 2022)


    What is Summer Acceleration Academy (SAA)?

    • Summer Acceleration Academy is a four-week academic summer program for rising (grade for Fall 2022) 
      1st-8th grade students. The program is focused on providing support for unfinished learning for students. The program has three big goals:
      • Foster joyful learning 
      • Support unfinished skill development 
      • Create an on-ramp to the next grade and the fall
    • The curriculum includes Social Emotional Learning, Targeted Literacy Instruction, Math, and Hands-On Project-Based STEAM learning. Class sizes are projected to be 15-20 students.
    • The program will run Monday through Friday from July 11 - August 5, 2022 from 8:15am - 12:15pm or 9:00am - 1:00pm, depending on the site.
    • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participating students.
    • Transportation will be provided and students will have the opportunity to opt into afternoon programming through SUN and other community partners. Routes will be communicated in June.

    Where will the program be offered?

    • We are using a HUB Site Model again this summer, clustering nearby schools together for programming.  
    • HUB Sites, school feeder patterns, and schedules are available at this link: Summer Acceleration Academy HUB Sites.
    • Students who attend Focus Option Schools will attend the Summer Acceleration Academy site closest to their home address.

    Why Summer Acceleration Academy?

    • This opportunity is a great way for students with unfinished learning to get a strong start to the next grade.  Teachers and school teams are making intentional recommendations for student participation in the opportunity during the first phase of enrollment.
    • Where space allows, we will offer open enrollment for students to participate (see below). This is a great opportunity to solidify skills for a successful start in the Fall, develop relationships with peers, and have fun learning!

    How do I enroll?

    • We are currently at capacity for Summer Acceleration Academy for Summer 2022 and are unable to accept additional enrollments at this time.
    • Our hope is to continue to expand this program and offer earlier enrollment for Summer 2023. 

    What's next if you're already enrolled?

    • If you have already enrolled in the program, your student's teacher will be reaching out to introduce themselves during the week of July 5th.
    • We will be sending out timely updates via text messages in the weeks leading up to July 11th. Please text YES to 68453 to opt in to receive text messages. The number you text from must be the number associated with your parent profile in our system. Please check with your school office if you need to update your information.
    • Talk with your student about the exciting invention-based STEAM activities they will get to participate in and the amazing opportunities to develop summer friendships that can last a lifetime!

    What other programming will PPS be offering this summer?

    • We are collaborating with community partners to offer a range of free programs at various sites.  Enrollment and program details are available at the PPS Family Supports website.
    • We are hosting Early Kindergarten Transition for incoming kindergartners at our Title 1 schools.  Please see the Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) site for more details.
    • For middle school students, we are hosting Summer Arts Academy and PIL Summer Math.  You can learn more about these options at pps.net/summer2022
    • We host a range of school-based child care programs as well.  Please see the details the PPS Child Care site for Summer 2022.

    See information at this link on employment opportunities for PPS Summer 2022 programs: Summer 2022 Employment