Freshman University (8)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    Get ready to be thrilled this summer because St. John Fisher University will inspire our students like never before! The Freshman University Academy promises to be an exhilarating experience, where students can earn high school credits and reignite their passion for returning to the campus in four years. From exciting Regents courses to fascinating electives like Urban Poetry, Latino Studies, Creative Writing, and Modern Global events, we have got it all covered. The university’s highly esteemed faculty will lead special workshops daily, providing students with a unique and valuable learning experience.

    Our ultimate goal this summer is to motivate students and get them excited about learning throughout their high school journey. With a continued focus on tracking the progress of our unique summer school cohort, we hope to see them apply and choose St. John Fisher University as their college destination in the fall of 2027. Are you excited yet? We certainly are!

    Student Capacity
    250 students currently in grade 8

    Program Information
    July 5 - August 15, 2023
    Times TBD  

    Program Locations
    St. John Fisher University
    3690 East Avenue

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Roc Discover (9-11)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    Hold onto your hats because we have got some exciting news! Roc Discover offers credit recovery and initial credit courses to students in grades 9-11. That is right – we are allowing students to recover lost credits or earn new ones to stay on track with their academic goals.

    We also offer two-week Regents prep courses leading to the August Regents exams. With these courses, students can gain a competitive edge and get the extra help they need to excel on these critical exams.

    Roc Discover is designed to provide students with personalized support and guidance. We understand that every student has unique needs, which is why we offer a variety of courses that cater to a diverse range of interests and skill levels. From challenging academic courses to exciting electives, we have got something for everyone!

    Students who participate in Roc Discover will have the opportunity to earn credits, prepare for exams, and develop essential skills that will serve them well in college and beyond. We are passionate about helping our students reach their full potential, and we cannot wait to see what they will achieve with our support!

    Student Capacity
    600 students per site in grades 9-11 based on recommendations by school counselors

    Program Information
    July 5 - August 17
    Times TBD

    Program Location
    East High School
    1801 East Main St.

    Edison Technology High School
    655 Colfax St.

Virtual Academy of Rochester (9-12)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    The Virtual Academy of Rochester offers an innovative, nontraditional delivery of instruction. Students can meet their educational goals in a supportive, collaborative, and nurturing environment while obtaining credits to be on track for graduation. The use of technology in a virtual environment allows students to receive instruction and feedback tailored to their own unique learning needs, promoting the simultaneous acquisition of content knowledge, and independent study skills.

    Student Capacity
    Based on need, counselors will register up to 800 students in grades 9-12 who are attending the Commencement summer program at Monroe, and Roc Discover programs at East High and Edison Tech.  

    Program Information
    Dates and times TBD

    Program Location
    Virtually, various locations

SMART Athletes Program (9-11)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    The students will be provided a course audit to ensure a roadmap for NCAA eligibility towards graduation. Students will also attend classes aligned to the audit and be provided time for athletic training.

    Student Capacity
    150 students in grades 9-11

    Program Information
    July 5 - August 17
    Times TBD

    Program Location
    James Monroe High School
    164 Alexander Street

Commencement (12)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    This program is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to potential August graduates, giving them the resources and tools they need to succeed. With a focus on personalized attention and individualized instruction, students can earn the credits required for graduation in a supportive and engaging environment.

    Our team of experienced educators and advisors will work closely with each student to create a customized plan of action that meets their unique needs and goals. With a range of classes and subjects to choose from, students will have the flexibility to create a schedule that works best for them.

    If you are a potential August graduate looking to fulfill your academic requirements and achieve your goals, this program is the perfect opportunity for you!

    Student Capacity
    Counselors will be registering current seniors based on need

    Program Information
    July 5 - August 17
    Times TBD

    Program Location
    James Monroe High School
    164 Alexander Street

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

Play Champions (9-12)

  • Program Description and Highlights
    Participating students in grades 9-12 will be trained by Playworks coaches and deployed to lead collaborative athletic and social emotional activities across our network of Elementary programs.

    Student Capacity
    20 students currently in grades 9-12

    Program Information
    July 10 - August 11, 2023
    Times TBD

    Program Location
    Franklin Campus*
    950 Norton Street

    *Students will be located at various elementary schools once training has been completed.