Summer School 2015

Summer school programming for 2015 has been approved by the Board of Education. While much remains the same, additional programs are being presented for the first time in 2015. Enrollment information for all summer programs will be posted on this site as well advertised in the district eNews. Information can also be requested by contacting us at fhsdsummerschool@fhsdschools.org.


Elementary Summer Reading Assistance – June 8 – 26, 2015. This program will be held at Central Elementary this summer. Students going into grades 1-5 that are identified as needing assistance in reading will be invited to attend this program. Parents of students who are being invited should receive a letter the week of March 27, 2015. Enrollment forms will be included with this letter.


Middle School Reading Assistance – June 8 – 26, 2015. Students going into grades 6 – 8 identified as needing assistance in reading will be invited to attend. This program will use Read 180/System 44 as the instruction platform and will be held at Francis Howell Central High School. Parents of students who are being invited should receive a letter the week of March 27, 2015. Enrollment forms will be included with this letter.

Elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) Camp – online enrollment will begin on March 10, 2015. Parents without Internet access can request paper forms from their child’s school beginning March 4, 2015. These free camps are for students going into grades 4-6 and are built around STEAM activities, with a strong focus on robotics, computer programming, and creative connections between all subjects. Warren will host our 1st and 2nd week of camp on June 22 – 25 and July 6 – 9. Castlio will host our 3rd and 4th week of camps on July 13 – 16 and July 20 – 23, 2015. Enrollments are expected to exceed the number of available seats, and a lottery will occur to select students with a completed enrollment form. Parents will be notified by April 6, 2015 if their child is enrolled or placed on a wait list.

Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camps - Online enrollment will begin on March 10, 2015. Parents without Internet access can request paper forms from their child’s school beginning March 4, 2015. The middle school camps are for students going into grades 7-9, are free and are held in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering labs at each of the three high schools. These dates are June 15 – 19, 2015 and June 22 – 26, 2015. Enrollments are expected to exceed the number of available seats, and a lottery will occur to select students with a completed enrollment form. Parents will be notified by April 6, 2015 if their child is enrolled or placed on a wait list.


App Camp - Online enrollment will begin on March 10, 2015. Parents without Internet access can request paper forms from their child’s school beginning March 4, 2015. New in the summer of 2015, students going into grades 7-9 will have the opportunity to design a mobile "app." The 5-day camp will take students through the process of story board design, application design and development and in marketing their app after development is done. This camp is being held on the site of Francis Howell Middle School and will be held the weeks of July 6 - 10 and July 13 - 17, 2015. Enrollments are expected to exceed the number of available seats, and a lottery will occur to select students with a completed enrollment form. Parents will be notified by April 6, 2015 if their child is enrolled or placed on a wait list.


Summer Success Class
- New in 2014, this program is designed for students transitioning into grade 9. Students are selected based on “At-Risk” indicators of attendance, grades and discipline. Identified students will be invited to attend a 10-day session held in late July. The focus in the program will be to provide students a head start on the upcoming school year. Students will be introduced to topics covered in the curriculum for the coming school year. Additional supports will include discussions on how to be successful during the freshmen year. Parents of invited students will be notified by mail in April 2015.


The Summer Success Class will run for 10 days, July 13 - 24, 2015. There is no cost to the student, and transportation will be provided within the district boundaries if requested at the time of enrollment.


Middle School Credit Recovery - This programming is designed to cover content for students who had academic difficulty in the areas of Math (June 15 – 19, 2015), English Language Arts (June 22 – 26, 2015), and Science and Social Studies (June 29 – July 3, 2015). The program will be held at Francis Howell Central High School and transportation will be provided if requested at the time of enrollment. Enrollment begins March 30, 2015.

High School Credit Recovery – this program assists students in regaining credits needed to graduate. There are two sessions, and students can earn back up to one full credit in courses already taken in which no credit was earned. Session 1 is June 8 – 19 and Session 2 is June 22 – July 3, 2015. Classes will be held at Francis Howell Central High School and transportation is provided if requested at the time of enrollment. Enrollment begins March 30, 2015.


High School Credit Advancement – this summer program allows students going into grades 9 – 12 the opportunity to earn back up to one credit towards graduation requirements. Courses this summer will include 2 online courses, Health, and Personal Finance, as well as classes held at Francis Howell Central High School. Students can sign up for an AM session and/or a PM session. Dates for the program are June 8 – July 3, 2015. Summer school enrollment will begin in early March.


Questions about summer school should be directed to fhsdsummerschool@fhsdschools.org