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MDCPS Office of Communications Banner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 23, 2021
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS Gearing Up to Launch Summer 305 Adventure to Allow Students to Explore, Experience & Excel

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) announced an exciting and robust summer program like no other. Through a one-size-fits-none approach, “Summer 305 Adventure” is designed with the whole child in mind, in order to address academic, physical and social emotional needs. This summer school experience will meet the unprecedented needs of our students, mitigate the learning loss caused by the pandemic and continue to address achievement/opportunity gaps.

“Summer 305 Adventure” runs from June 14 - August 20, 2021, and will provide stimulating and challenging courses, both in-person at 179 schools, and virtually for students in grades pre-Kindergarten through 12th. 

This year, for the first time ever, M-DCPS is partnering with The Children’s Trust, the largest funder/provider of summer camps in our community. It offers more than 300 camps across the community – some of which are located in our schools. The District will provide materials and teachers, who will work with small groups of children on literacy and numeracy, to address unfinished learning and develop foundational skills in reading and math that will prepare them for the next grade level. While the camps run on different calendars, our teachers will be providing services for a five-week period from June 28 through July 30. 

For students in grades PreK-5, offerings will include Smart Start Elementary Camps such as

Hands-on STEAM, Investigations/Challenges and Math & Reading Foundations; Foreign Language Immersion Camps, Summer Reading Camps, and a school-home connection program called the Adventure Backpack Program. 

The Smart Start Camp concept, being offered to both elementary and middle school students, is an innovative and multidimensional educational experience. The lessons will provide hands-on, interdisciplinary learning in core areas to strengthen foundational skills that students will need in their next grade level. They will also address social-emotional learning.

The camps are comprehensive and academically solid summer school programs that address the whole child and will run from June 28 through July 30.

Middle school students will be able to participate in Smart Start Teen Camp, Middle School Course Recovery, a Career Technical Education (CTE) Summer Program, and Speak Up! Summer Camp.

The Smart Start Teen Camp provides opportunities for middle school students to participate in an interdisciplinary summer program that is fun and engaging with hands-on activities and project-based learning. Students will participate in thematic camp classes like “Finding Your Voice to Shape the World Around You,” “Going Global,” “Time to Explore” and “STEM Up!” These classes will ensure that students are thinking critically and problem solving while preparing them for their classes next school year. The camps will run from June 28 through July 30.

High school programs include the Summer Youth Internship Program, High School Credit Recovery, Speak Up! Summer Camp, CTE Summer Programs, Dual Enrollment, Algebra 1 EOC (End of Course) Prep Home Connections, and ACT/SAT Prep Home Connections.

The Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) gives students real-world, hands-on experience, and opportunities for networking through professional connections. The program will run from July 1 – August 5, 2021. Along with receiving stipends, program participants will also earn high school credit and be given the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit through Miami Dade College.

All high school students will also have access to specially designed online lessons that provide them tutoring and preparation for the ACT and SAT they may take in the fall. The lessons will be located in the District’s Student Portal for easy access. 

Schools and camps will adhere to health, safety and sanitization protocols currently in use. Transportation will be provided to students, who meet standard eligibility requirements, and breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge. Additionally, social emotional support and mental health services will be provided.

Summer 305 Adventure is the most expansive summer programming seen in decades. It will ensure that our students enter school in the fall prepared for learning.

For the most up-to-date information, please download the Dadeschools Mobile App to your iPhone or Android device.  Follow us on Twitter @mdcps and @miamisup, on Instagram @miamischools and @miamisup, and on Facebook at MiamiSchools and AlbertoCarvalho.


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