Summer programs begin June 14
Dayton Public Schools is offering summer programs to help students enrich their learning experience, boost their academic skills, recover credits needed for graduation, or make the transition to Kindergarten. Summer programs are offered between June 14 and July 23, but dates for individual classes vary. (See listing below.) Registration is currently under way.
“Students who take advantage of our summer programs have a distinct advantage in the classroom when they return to school in the fall,” Associate Director of Humanities, Bradley Johnson said.
Extended-year programs include the following:
Preschool Transition to Kindergarten (June 14 – July 9, Monday - Thursday) This transition program offers literacy and social skills enrichment for select pre-kindergartners who will be entering a DPS kindergarten in August 2010 from a DPS preschool. Classes are offered at E.J. Brown PK-8, 31 Willowwood Drive; Kemp PK-8, 1923 Gondert Ave.; and Rosa Parks PK-8, 3705 Lori Sue Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Transportation, breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided. There is no open enrollment for this program. For more information, contact Karen Lombard at 542-3325.
Elementary Summer Program (June 14 – July 9, Monday - Thursday) This program is strictly for students of DPS public and nonpublic Title I programs who were in grades kindergarten through third during the 2009-2010 school year. Classes are offered at Westwood PK-8, 2805 Oakridge Drive; EJ Brown PK-8, 31 Willowwood Drive; and Kemp PK-8 School, 1923 Gondert Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Transportation, breakfast and lunch are provided. Application forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to school no later than May 28. Applications are available at any DPS preK-8 school or at 115 S. Ludlow St. School assignment is based on space availability. For more information, contact Maryann Barta at 542-3044.
McKinney Vento/LEP Summer Intervention Program (June 14 – July 23, Monday- Friday) This literacy intervention program, serving preK-8 students in temporary housing, provides instruction in reading and writing to engage and motivate students. Classes are offered at Rosa Parks PK-8 School, 3705 Lori Sue Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Transportation, breakfast and lunch are provided. There is no open enrollment for this program. The LEP (limited English proficient) program partners with McKinney-Vento to serve preK-8 students identified as LEP and in the US for less than one year, as space permits. For more information, contact Christine Pruitt at 542-3304 or JoAnn Richardson at 542-3295.
Digital Summer School (Credit Recovery) (June 16 – July 16, Monday - Friday) Computer-based instruction for selected high school courses offers credit recovery opportunities for students in need of credits to graduate. Classes are offered from
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ponitz Career Technology Center, 741 Washington St. Courses include algebra, physical science, chemistry, biology, geometry, history and language arts 9-12. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Tuition is $150 for a half-credit and $175 for a full credit for DPS students. For non-DPS students, tuition for a half-credit is $175 and $225 for full credit. Tuition will be accepted at the DPS Student Assignment Office, located at 115 S. Ludlow St. For more information, contact Pamela Reid at 542-3268.
Special Needs (Autism) Enrichment (June 14 – July 9, Monday - Thursday) – This program provides services for identified special needs school-age students in grades kindergarten through two who have individual education plans. Activities center on maintenance of academic, communication and motor skills. Classes are offered at Westwood PK-8, 2805 Oakridge Drive, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.