Summer Programs 2017-05-25T14:15:36+00:00

 

Summer Programs

Elkhart Community Schools offers a variety of summer programs that serve a wide range of academic needs and grade levels, as well as interests. Programming includes general curriculum, as well as programs that offer special assistance with passing the IREAD-3 exam, music, career exploration, and fun electives like Art and Pop Culture.

Are you looking for information about our Summer Meal Program? Visit this page: Summer Meal Program.

 

Elementary School Programs

  • Transition to Kindergarten (Title I)
    • The Transition to Kindergarten series is designed to help incoming kindergarten students spend time in their school and learn about what it means to go to school. This program is open to incoming kindergarten students who will be attending Title I schools. Students will need to register as incoming students at their school by May 26 to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. There is no fee to participate in this program.
    • Program Dates: August 1-11
    • Program Times: 8:00am to 12:45pm
    • Host Schools: Beck, Beardsley, Bristol, Daly, Hawthorne, Monger, Osolo, Riverview, Roosevelt and Woodland
  • Kindergarten Camp
    • The Kindergarten Camp series is designed to help incoming kindergarten students spend time in their school and learn about what it means to go to school. This program is open to incoming kindergarten students who will be attending non-Title I schools. Students will need to register as incoming students at their school by May 26 to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. There is no fee to participate in this program.
    • Program Dates: August 7-11
    • Program Times: 8:30am to 11:30am
    • Host Schools: Cleveland, Eastwood, Feeser and Pinewood
  • Summer School, Lab with IUSB (Title I)
    • Held in conjunction with IUSB, the Summer Lab School gives students an opportunity to sharpen their skills over the summer, using the latest teaching methods and hands-on curriculum. This program is open to students who attend Title I schools, incoming Grades 1-6. Breakfast and lunch are provided. There is no fee to participate in this program.
    • Program Dates: June 13-30
    • Program Times: 8:15am to 12:45pm
    • Host Schools: Osolo Elementary and Roosevelt STEAM Academy
  • IREAD-3 Program
    • The IREAD-3 Program is designed to help current grade 3 students who have not passed the IREAD-3 exam. This program will provide students opportunities to address specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. Students will be given an IREAD-3 exam at the end of the program to determine if they will move on to fourth grade. Breakfast and lunch are provided. There is no fee to participate in this program.
    • Program Dates: June 13-30
    • Program Times: 8:15am to 12:45pm
    • Host Schools: Osolo Elementary and Roosevelt STEAM Academy

 

Middle School Programs

  • Career Camp
    • Due to the success of last year’s Career Camp, Elkhart Community Schools is continuing to offer this program at the Elkhart Area Career Center in 2017. This program is open to incoming 8th and 9th grade students from North Side, Pierre Moran and West Side Middle Schools. The Career Camp is designed to give students an opportunity to explore a variety of careers, including Firefighting/EMT, Auto Services, Small Engine, Child Development and Cosmetology. Students will meet industry experts, understand what careers are available, learn what education is required and take a field trip to a local business within the field. There is no fee for this class, participation is limited to 100 students. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • Program Dates: June 26-30
    • Program Times: 7:30am to 12:45pm
    • Host School: Elkhart Area Career Center
  • ESL Summer School
    • Students will participate in three weeks of engaging instruction in science and math, emphasized to improve English language skills. Students will also engage in technology use. This class is for students entering grades 7 and 8. There is no fee for this class. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • Program Dates: June 13-30
    • Program Times: 8:00am to 12:45pm
    • Host School: Elkhart Memorial High School

 

High School Programs

Elkhart Community Schools offers a wide range of summer courses for high school students. Classes are open to students at Central, Memorial and all surrounding high schools. Students are placed in classes on a first-come, first-served basis (regardless of which high school they attend), with the exception of PE/Health classes (students within ECS are given priority, based on grade level). All credits are fully transferable. The high school summer program is held at Elkhart Memorial High School.

ECS offers wide range of online classes, to help students who may have prior summer commitments, such as work or projects. Students who enroll in online courses should be motivated to succeed and responsible for their time management. Students must attend the first day of class in-person and will also be required to take the final exam and/or the ECA in person. Online classes require a student to have access to a computer with internet connection. A computer lab is available at Memorial for students interested in online courses, but who are without internet or computer access. The expectation of an online class is that a student will spend approximately 4.5 hours per day on coursework. Credits earned through online classes are also fully transferable. For more information about online classes, please see the Online section below.

  • Session Dates and Times
    • Summer programming runs in two sessions, with the first session being June 13-30 and the second session being July 11-28. Classes run from 7:30am to 12:45pm. For in-person classes, session A is equivalent to the first semester and session B is equivalent to the second semester. Students enrolling in online classes can take either session A or B during either session.
  • Credits
    • Each class is worth one credit. Students may enroll in one class per session, with the possibility of earning two total credits over the summer.
  • Transportation Route
  • Fees for Summer Program
    • In-District/In-Person Classes: $75 fee per class, per session. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch pay a $15 fee per class, per session.
    • In-District/Online Classes: $100 fee per class, per session. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch pay a $20 fee per class, per session.
    • Out-of-District/In-Person Classes: $150 fee per class, per session, regardless of free/reduced lunch status.
    • Out-of-District/Online Classes: $200 fee per class, per session, regardless of free/reduced lunch status.
    • In-District is defined as:
      • A student within ECS boundaries who was enrolled in ECS on the last day of school of the 2016-2017 school year; or
      • A current 8th grade student who was enrolled in one of ECS’ feeder private schools (i.e. St. Thomas or Trinity Lutheran) and who has an address within ECS boundaries; or
      • A transfer student who was enrolled at ECS for the entire prior spring semester.
  • Classes Offered
    • English 9 (A) and (B)*
    • English 10 (A) and (B)*
    • English 11 (A) and (B)*
    • English 12 (A) and (B)*
    • ESL English (level 1-2)
    • Algebra I (A) and (B)*
    • Algebra II (A) and (B)*
    • Geometry (A) and (B)*
    • Integrated Mathematics II (A) and (B)
    • Biology I (A) and (B)*
    • Biology II (A) and (B)
    • Chemistry (A) and (B)*
    • Integrated Chemistry-Physics (A) and (B)
    • Physical Science**
    • Economics*
    • U.S. Government*
    • U.S. History (A) and (B)*
    • Geography/History of the World (A) and (B)
    • World History (A) and (B)*
    • Personal Financial Responsibility
    • Physical Education I
    • Physical Education II
    • Health
    • Art and Pop Culture (first session only)
    • Advanced Speech (first session only)
    • Digital Design (second session only)
    • Current Issues (second session only)

*Class is also offered online. **Class is only offered online.

 

Music Programs

  • Middle School Music
    • Classes will be held at North Side Middle School from July 10-28
      • 8:00am to 8:55am: Violin, Trumpet, Flute, Oboe
      • 9:00am to 9:55am: Viola, Trombone, Clarinet
      • 10:00am to 10:55am: Cello, Bass, French Horn, Saxophone
      • 11:00am to 11:55am: Violin, Tuba, Baritone, Percussion
      • Bassoon by private lesson only
  • Beginning Band and Orchestra
    • Classes available for students wanting to play a band or orchestra instrument. Students must have completed fifth or sixth grade in the 2016-2017 school year. Classes will be held at North Side Middle School.
  • Fees for music programs: $75.00 (full pay lunch) or $15.00 (free/reduced lunch).
  • Transportation is NOT included for music programs.

 

Special Needs Programs

  • PACE Preschool
    • The summer session of the PACE Preschool is designed for children with intense interventions and developmental delays. This program will be in session June 13-30, from 9:00-11:30am, with incoming 3-year-olds attending 2 days per week and incoming 4-year-olds attending 3 days per week. Breakfast is provided with this program. There is no fee to participate in this program.
  • Inclusive Intense Intervention (Title I)
    • The Inclusive Intense Intervention session will be specially tailored to student needs, for students who would like to participate in an inclusive general education setting. It is open to students who participate in Intense Intervention Programs at Title I schools. Skills for Learning will have one location – Roosevelt – and enrollment is limited to ten students per location. This program runs June 13-30, 8:15am to 12:45pm, lunch is provided. There is no fee to participate in this program.
  • Grades K-6 Intense Interventions
    • The K-6 Intense Interventions class is open to students who participate in Intense Intervention Programs at all schools, in grades K-6, and will be located at the PACE Preschool site. This program has two sessions June 13-30 and July 11-28, 9:45am to 2:30pm, lunch is provided. There is no fee to participate in this program.
  • Grades 7-12 Intense Interventions
    • The 7-12 Intense Interventions class is open to students who participate in Intense Intervention Programs at all schools, in grades 7-12, and will be located at the Elkhart Memorial High School. This program has two sessions June 13-30 and July 11-28, 9:45am to 2:30pm, lunch is provided. There is no fee to participate in this program.

 

How to Register

To register for any of the Elementary or Middle School Programs, please contact the host school or your child’s current school. To register for the High School Program, please contact Memorial Guidance (574-262-5628), Central Guidance (574-295-4704), or your home school’s Guidance Office (if you attend a high school other than Memorial or Central).

 

Policies

Transportation
With the exception of the Career Camp and Band/Orchestra Camp, transportation for students within ECS boundaries (outside of walk zones) is provided at no cost, provided they are attending a program for which they are eligible.

Refund Policy
Refunds will be issued up until the first day of class for in-person classes. Students may withdraw from an online course anytime before the end of the second day of the session without financial or academic penalty (full refund available).

 

Online Classes

Students are required to attend an on-site (Memorial High School) orientation meeting on the first day of each summer session. They also need to complete the final exam and/or the ECA on-site. The final exam/ECA will be administered by the teacher assigned to the student group. Students with mobility issues, being unable to come to the school, may have their final exam proctored by FaceTime/Skype or by home visit, pending approval of the dean.

Students are expected to commit to approximately 4.5 hours per day of coursework and maintain daily communication with their instructor.

Students must complete all coursework and the final exam within the session dates, as applicable (Session 1: last day of class is June 30, Session 2: last day of class is July 28).

Technology Requirements

        • Students must have good basic computer skills.
        • Students must have an e-mail account and high-speed Internet access.
        • Students must have access to a computer meeting the following specifications:
          • Operating systems:
            • Windows PC: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 or 8.
            • Apple Mac OS: 10.4.11, 10.5, or 10.6 (“Tiger,” “Leopard,” or “Mountain Lion”)
        • Web browsers:
          • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
          • Google Chrome 18.0 or higher (RECOMMENDED)
          • Mozilla Firefox 7.0 or higher
          • Apple Safari 5.0 or higher
        • Browser plugins:
          • Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher (Must be enabled in Chrome)
          • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.115 or higher
          • Java Virtual Machine
        • Screen resolution:
          • 1024 x 768 recommended minimum
        • Speakers or headphones
        • Word processing software that can open, modify, and save documents in Rich Text Format (RTF)