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Your district’s summer programs at-a-glance

Multiple districts — Area public school districts are gearing up to provide K-12 programs this summer to address learning loss impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, offer in-person and virtual tutoring and credit recovery, and host enrichment activities aimed at addressing social-emotional needs. Here is an overview of your district’s offerings.

Kent ISD Summer Brain Gain

Program dates: July 12-23 and July 26-Aug. 6

Online courses are available all summer. Students can download apps, get links and look at all of the offerings now with registration for instructor-led online courses starting June 1. Printable packets are available in June at local libraries, too.
To register: Click here. Opens June 1.
Summary of programs: Opportunities include approved online learning resources, instructor-led two-week classes, free math and reading programs, activities from cultural and community organizations and printed activity packets.
Eligible ages/grades: K-12
Transportation offered: no
More information: here.

Kent ISD: My School@Kent

Program dates: June 14-Aug. 5
To register:
Contact your LEA counselor between noon May 3 and noon June 15. Sending school counselors may enroll students who are eligible  in up to two classes. Only counselors can enroll students in free summer school.
Summary of programs and classes offered: A credit recovery option is free to all 9-12 public school students throughout Kent ISD. There is a wait list for credit acceleration. Students who are not eligible for free summer school may have a parent or guardian sign them up on PD Hub from noon May 3 to noon June 15. If there are still spaces available at MS@K after June 15, students on the wait list will be invited to enroll in up to two courses for $150 per course. Parents are strongly encouraged to obtain approval from their sending school counselor before putting their child on the wait list. Students will not be enrolled or charged unless a space becomes available. Status notifications will begin being sent on June 16. Link for PD Hub is here.
Eligible ages/grades: Students must have been enrolled in grades 9-12 in the 2020-21 school year, failed at least one course in the 2020-21 school year, not be on track to graduate, and live within the district. 
More information: SummerScool@kentisd.org or 616-447-5680
Transportation offered: no

Kent Career Tech Center

Program dates: Session 1 is June 14-17; Session 2 is June 21-24
When and how to register: Click here. Space is limited, but some have a wait list.
Summary of programs and classes offered: Programs in auto, culinary, graphic communications, agriscience and a teacher academy
Eligible ages/grades: Kent County students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade in the fall of 2021
More information: here. 
Transportation offered: no

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