Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is at the forefront of offering and providing access to outstanding educational programs. This year, students will have the opportunity to participate in educational services at selected school sites during the summer session scheduled from July 2 to
July 30, 2018. These services are designed to support students in successfully meeting academic grade-level requirements.
Listed below are the eligibility criteria and program information for selected students:
• Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) for 4 to 5-year-old students who did not participate in VPK during the regular school-year program;
• Grade 3 Summer Reading Camp for retained third-grade students and selected rising third-grade students (listed on the Summer Services Eligibility Roster of Rising Grade 3 Students). Parents of eligible students are notified via a summer registration letter;
• Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students who are either in need of retaking one failed course or are missing one course required for promotion;
• Students in grades 9-12 may be co-enrolled in Adult Education for course recovery and promotion/graduation.
• Students with disabilities, who meet eligibility criteria, may participate in all available grade appropriate summer services, including Extended School Year (ESY) Services, in accordance with their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP); and
• Migrant, immigrant, neglected, and delinquent students may participate in specialized programs.
Summer School Schedule
The 2018 Summer School offerings will operate from Monday, July 2, through Monday, July 30, 2018 (20 days). No classes will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The instructional day for elementary schools and K-8 centers (third-grade students) shall consist of five hours and fifteen minutes for students. The middle school instructional day shall consist of three hours for students. The proposed student schedule is as follows:
• Elementary and K-8 Centers (third-grade students) 8:35 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
• K-8 Centers (grades 6-8) 8:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
• Middle Schools (grades 6-8) 9:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Summer Academic/Enrichment Offerings
Students in grades 2-12 may enroll in a variety of activities, including but not limited to, educational, recreational, cultural, social, enrichment and course recovery for promotion/graduation, as appropriate, offered through various district departments.
Summer camp programs will also be provided at designated elementary and middle schools. Information about the summer camp programs may be found at http://www.dadecommunityschools.net, or at the office of Community Education Programs, at 305-817-0014.
M-DCPS will provide links to online applications, tools, and games that students can access 24/7 via the Student Portal. These resources will allow students in grades K-12 to practice and apply what they learned during the school year and to explore new concepts.
Summer Youth Internship Program
M-DCPS and the Foundation for New Education Initiatives (FNEI) will be collaborating with Miami-Dade County and the Children’s Trust to expand the County’s Summer Youth Internship Program through the District’s Summer Youth Internship Program. This initiative will provide youth additional educational, work experience, and training opportunities through a paid internship. Along with receiving stipends, program participants will also earn high school credit and have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit through Miami Dade College. Additional information may be obtained from the District’s Youth Internship Program Hotline at 305-693-3005.
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