Elementary and Middle Grades Summer Learning Programs

  • Applications Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Geek Squad Academy


    Location: Virgil K. Grissom School No. 7
    Weds-Thursday, July 10-July 11
    9:00 am-4:00 pm
    Grades 6-8

    Summer is right around the corner, and Geek Squad Academy is coming to the Rochester City School District on July 10 - 11. This tech-education program is for 6th through 8th grade students to learn how to use essential tech tools - and have fun doing so. GSA camp will feature unique, hands-on classes that connect teens with tech trends like 3-D design, digital music production, HTML coding, a BB-8 robot class and more. The goal is to help inspire teens to pursue careers and further their education around technology. After two days of interactive classes, students will earn "Junior Agent" status. They will be able to apply their new skills in schools, at home and in their community.

    All RCSD middle grade students will receive registration information through the mail.

Harambe Summer Literacy Program

  • Location: Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3
    Mon-Fri, July 8-August 2
    8 am-2 pm
    Grades K-8

    Harambee Summer Literacy Program is viable and quality summer learning program for RCSD students who have completed Kindergarten through 7th grade. Harambee Summer Literacy Program students look forward culturally responsive literature and active community building through daily, school wide gathering and affirmations. The teachers for Harambee Summer Literacy Program are thoroughly trained on the curriculum and the culture of the program. The result is a summer of student exposed to diverse literature and experiences that empower student and reduce summer learning loss.

    Online Registration

ROC Summer Arts Academy

  • Location: Henry Hudson School No. 28
    Dates: July 8th–August 2nd
    Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-1:00 pm
    Grades K-8

    The goals of the ROC Summer Arts Academy are to prevent summer learning loss, help students make academic gains, and develop social emotional skills during the summer months, so they are ready to begin the next grade in the fall. The program will provide hands-on art-based projects focused on ELA and mathematics. Students will engage in literacy and math lessons, enrichment opportunities, and social-emotional curriculum and support, along with a healthy breakfast, lunch, and outside play. The Middle School Years program will have a focus on social justice.

    Online Registration

ROC Summer Virtual Escape Challenge

  • Location: Remotely on your own with either computer, smart device.
    Mon-Sun, July 8–August 2

    Teacher help desk hours are 9:00 a.m.12:00 pm
    Grades 3–6

    What do clues, an escape room, and learning have in common? YOU!!! Sign up for the ROC Summer Virtual Escape Challenge program. The goals are to prevent summer learning loss and help make academic gains during the summer months so that students can be ready for the next grade in the fall. The interactive program will include reading, writing, math, social studies, science, arts, music, physical education, and social and emotional learning. Students will need to have access to the internet on a device in order to participate fully. In person support, as well as limited access to devices and internet, will be available throughout the program.

     Online Registration

Summer English Language Learner Academy

  • Location: Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3
    July 8-August 9
    Mon-Fri; 7:45 - 2:15 pm
    Grades 6-8

    The Summer Language Academy is designed to provide English Language Learners the opportunity to increase their language proficiency levels by participating in a high quality summer enrichment program utilizing the experiential model. The language arts curriculum uses materials and resources to ensure content rich literacy instruction and strong focus on academic language. Students will receive explicit instruction on reading comprehension with grade level scaffolded text, explicit focus on writing for academic purposes and explicit teaching of language and content with high focus on cooperative grouping with home language support.

    Equally important is the development of social language and emotional connections throughout the context of language development skills. The summer Language Academy will also provide enrichment activities to address social/emotional needs, life skills, and personal growth. There will be parental connections and ELL community involvement to enhance and strengthen the learning experience of the participants.

    Students are selected for the Summer English Language Academy based on attendance, GPA, and NYS ELA and math scores.

Camp Good Days and Special Times

  • Location: Offsite - Overnight camp
    Mon-Thurs, August 20-23
    Grades 6–7

    https://www.campgooddays.org/homework-huddle Homework Huddle is a Camp Good Days and Special Times tutoring program that is currently going into it's eleventh (11) year. Every Monday (while school is in session),  between the hours of 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m., at 244 South Plymouth Ave., we provide one on one tutoring to any student from the first through the twelfth grades. We also provide them with a hot meal.. Our students have sustained academic excellence, outstanding character, with an eye toward their civic responsibility.

    All those interested should contact James R. McCauley Jr., 585-624-5555.