• Enrollment for Summer Acceleration Academy is now closed as of May 17, 2024, at 4pm.
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    Summer Acceleration Academy 2024
    (Updated June 10, 2024)

    What is Summer Acceleration Academy?

    • Summer Acceleration Academy is a supplemental academic summer program for current Kindergarten through Fifth grade students. The program is focused on providing support for unfinished learning for students and 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:
      • Targeted literacy instruction, including foundational skills for reading, comprehension strategies, and fluency work;
      • Math instruction focused on skill building and mathematical mindset development; and
      • Hands-on project-based STEAM learning.
    • Class sizes are projected to be about 15 students.
    • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participating students.
    • Transportation will be provided in the morning and after lunch.
    • Transportation routes will be communicated mid-June at www.pps.net/bus. The transportation office can be reached at 503-916-6901.
    • The program is offered at no cost to families.

    Who attends Summer Acceleration Academy?

    • Summer Acceleration Academy invitations are based on winter literacy assessment data. Using this data helps us identify students who may need additional support to reach grade-level expectations in reading. Additional students may also be invited based on Spring assessments, depending on capacity.
    • The students in current grades K-5 who will be invited to participate in Summer Acceleration Academy are:
      • Students who fall below grade level in reading, based on Winter 2024 literacy assessments (MAP/MAP Fluency);
      • Students who receive English Language Development services and are new to the country, or whose most recent English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) score demonstrates a need for reading support; and
      • The siblings of the students who meet the above criteria.
    • School teams will be reviewing lists of eligible students and reaching out to families starting in mid-March. If you believe that your student meets the criteria listed above, and you haven't heard about enrollment by early April, please reach out to your student's teacher.
    • Accommodations will be made for students who experience disabilities.

    When is Summer Acceleration Academy?

    • The program will run Monday through Friday from July 1 - August 1, 2024 from 7:45am - 1:00pm.
    • Families will have the opportunity to opt into afternoon enrichment programming at no cost.

    Where will the program be offered?

    • We are using a HUB Site Model again this summer, clustering nearby schools together for programming.  
    • HUB Sites and school feeder patterns are available at this link: Summer Acceleration Academy HUB Sites.

    Why Summer Acceleration Academy?

    • Our supplemental Summer Acceleration program is an excellent way for students to address unfinished learning by gaining proficiency in key grade-level skills, giving students a strong start to the next school year.
    • Invitations for Summer Acceleration Academy are based on mid-year assessments identifying students who need support reaching grade level standards during this summer program. 

    How do I enroll?

    • The enrollment process for SAA 2024 will begin with the first round of invitations sent directly to the families of prioritized eligible students on March 18, 2024.
    • The second round of invitations will be extended to families of eligible students beginning on April 8, 2024.
    • Enrollment will close as capacity is reached at each hub site and grade level.

    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 June 24 - 28, 2024.
    • Transportation routes will be communicated mid-June at www.pps.net/bus. The transportation office can be reached at 503-916-6901.

    When will enrollment close?

    • As capacity is reached at each grade level and hub site, students will be put on a waitlist for any seats made available by cancelations.
    • All enrollment will close on May 17, 2024, at 4pm. 
    • Families of waitlisted students will receive communication on the status of their enrollment by the end of the day on May 22, 2024.

    See information at this link on employment opportunities for PPS Summer: Summer 2024 Employment

    *All programming subject to funding and budget finalization