Roc Explorers (K-5)

  • Program Description (6-hour school day)

    • Roc Explorers offers a dynamic summer program designed to ignite curiosity and foster holistic student development. 
    • With a focus on math and English language arts, students engage in a minimum of 90 minutes of daily math instruction and 120 minutes of daily English language arts for four weeks. 
    • Integrating STEM and social studies seamlessly into the curriculum, students embark on immersive field studies exploring local history and the natural world under the overarching theme of "Who I Am." This culturally responsive approach allows students to connect with their identity and heritage in meaningful ways. 
    • Daily enrichment activities keep students engaged and prioritize hands-on learning, encouraging curiosity and exploration. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in activities at the Rec Centers and go on local field trips, further enhancing their learning experiences and connecting them to the themes explored each week.

    Student Capacity
    480 students currently in grades K-5

    Program Information
    July 15 - August 6, 2024 

    Program Locations and Times
    Abraham Lincoln School No. 22
    595 Upper Falls Boulevard
    9:15 am - 3:15 pm 

    Flower City School No. 54
    36 Otis Street
    7:45 am - 1:45 pm 

Community-based Organizations (K-5)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    Students will meet daily at John Walton Spencer School No. 16, which will act as a hub for partner organizations to provide programming for students. Community partners will transport students daily from School No. 8 to their program sites for varied summer learning experiences.

    Student Capacity
    Students currently in grades K-5

    Program Information
    July 8 - August 20, 2024

    Program Locations
    John Walton Spencer School No. 16
    Various Community Locations
    Times TBD 

Roc Vocademics (6-7)

  • Program Description and Highlights

    • Roc Vocademics offers a unique integration of literacy, mathematics, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. 
    • Teachers and CTE instructors collaborate closely to design a curriculum that connects CTE skills with mathematical and literacy concepts, ensuring students develop a strong foundation in both academic and career-oriented skills.

    Student Capacity
    150 students currently in grades 6-7

    Program Information
    July 15 - August 9, 2024
     
    Program Locations and Times
    MCC Downtown Campus
    7:45 am - 1:45 pm

Summer Language Academy (K-8)

  • Program Description
    The Summer Language Academy is a program for students currently in grades K-8 that utilizes American Reading Company Science curriculum materials and resources to ensure content-rich literacy instruction and a strong focus on academic language. Students will receive explicit instruction on reading comprehension with grade level scaffolded text, with explicit focus on science for academic purposes, and explicit teaching of language and content with high focus on cooperative grouping with home language support. In addition, the summer Language Academy will also provide science labs and hands-on activities to enhance and strengthen the learning experience of the participants.

    Student Capacity
    500 students currently in grades K-8

    Program Information
    July 15 - August 9, 2024 

    Program Location and Times
    The Children's School of Rochester
    85 Hillside Ave
    7:45 am - 1:45 pm 

Roc City Players (4-12)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    Roc City Players is a theatre program open to all Rochester City School District students in grades 4-12. Auditions are done for casting purposes only. Any student who wishes to participate will be a part of the production. 

    Student Capacity
    80 students currently in grades 4-12

    Program Information
    July 15 - August 9, 2024

    Program Location and Times
    Franklin Campus
    950 Norton Street
    9:15 am - 3:15 pm