Summer School 2015

Summer school programming for the summer of 2015 was recently approved by the Board of Education. While much of the programming remains the same, additional programs are being presented for the first time in 2015. Enrollment information for all summer programs will be posted to this site as well advertised in the district eNews. This information should be distributed in early January 2015.


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.


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 reading instruction platform and will be held at Francis Howell Central High School.

Elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) Camps – These one week camps will return in 2015. The number of students able to attend has been increased. The free camps are for students going into grades 4-6 and
are focused around STEAM activities, with a strong focus on robotics, computer programming, and creative connections between all subjects. Elementary dates are June 22 – 25, July 6 – 9, July 13 – 16 and July 20 – 23, 2015. The camps will move between two different elementary school location.

Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camps - 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.

App Camp - 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. Enrollment will be online. More information will be distributed in early January.

Summer Success Class
- A new program in 2014, this program is designed for students transitioning into grade 9. When middle school students get to high school, some have a difficult time. Using a students’ history of attendance, grades and discipline, identified students will be invited to attend a 10-day session held in late July. The focus of 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 around being successful in the freshmen year. Parents of invited students will be notified by mail in early 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 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 is provided.

High School Credit Recovery – This program assists students in recovering credits needed to graduate. There are two sessions, and students can earn back 1 full credit on courses
already taken in which no credit was earned. Session 1 is held June 8 – 19, 2015 and Session 2 is June 22 – July 3, 2015. Classes will be held at Francis Howell Central High School and transportation is provided.


High School Credit Advancement – This summer programming allows students going into grades 9 – 12 the opportunity to earn up to 1 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 being in early March.


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