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In collaboration with our community partners, we are excited to offer a wide range of academic and enrichment summer offerings! Detailed program information is included below.
Program Grade levels below refer to students' current grade levels during SY22-23, not their rising grade levels next year.
The application window is open from February 13 to March 10, 2023. Please know that applications received during this time period are NOT first-come, first-served. Applications will be randomly ordered and selected for programs based on program priority and a family's free and reduced-price meal status.
Applications received after March 10 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis for programs where seats are available.
Applications must be submitted via Powerschool Parent Portal (instructions below).
Questions regarding summer learning offerings should be directed to Lee Hart, Manager of Extended Learning, at email@example.com or (847)-859-8076.
Families will be notified by the week of March 20, 2023, if their child(ren) has been accepted into the program(s) of their choice. The District will also notify families if we are not able to offer them a seat in a program. For those accepted into a program, a member of our team will contact participants about next steps.
District 65 will prioritize students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals and students who are not yet at grade level for program seats. Some programs are also limited to students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or other qualifying criteria. These criteria are included in the program description.
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Camp Kuumba is a free program designed to give Black students equitable opportunities to discover themselves and the world around them through their participation in sports, arts, reading, exploration, financial literacy, STEM, and community service projects.
details DATES: See program details DAY(S): Monday-Friday TIME(S): See program details GRADES: 3-5 (Girls)/3-8 (Boys)
EPL STEM Camp
EPL will offer exciting enrichment programs that will serve as a gateway to introduce and expound on STEM learning.
Details DATES: June 12-July 21, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Friday TIME(S): 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. GRADES: 3rd-6th
McGaw YMCA Summer Learning Program
The McGaw YMCA Summer Learning program is designed to help advance students’ academic achievement and social-emotional skills by combining small group, rigorous literacy and math instruction, with hands-on enrichment activities.
details DATES: June 20-July 28, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Friday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. GRADES: K-4th
Haven Academy is an engaging and instructional SEL program. Students will be offered a plethora of content ranging from SEL lessons to college/career discussions to academic support.
details DATES: June 20-July 20, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Thursday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. GRADES: 5th-7th
Summer Lift is a specialized literacy clinic designed to improve the reading skills of students while promoting a love of literacy. The interventionists are reading specialists who work with students in a one-to-one or small group setting and create fun and engaging individualized lessons.
details DATES: June 12-July 7, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Thursday TIME(S): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. GRADES: 2nd-7th
JumpStart is designed to give Kindergarten bound students who are exiting JEH additional support needed to prepare them for Kindergarten.
details DATES: June 20-July 20, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Thursday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. GRADES: PreK
Redwood Summer Literacy Intensive
The Summer Literacy Intensive is designed for families looking for their child to make significant progress in their decoding, encoding and overall literacy abilities across the course of the program.
details DATES: June 20-July 20, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Thursday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. GRADES: 2nd-7th
Rhodes Spanish Scholars
Rhodes Summer Scholars will provide authentic, hands-on opportunities to engage K-1 (rising grades 1-2) Two-Way Immersion learners as they develop their academic Spanish language and literacy skills.
details DATES: June 20-July 20, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Thursday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. GRADES: K-1st
ESY (Extended School Year) Program
Our five-week program provides specialized instruction aligned with a student's IEP goals.
details DATES: Varies with Cohort DAY(S): Varies with Cohort TIME(S): Varies with Cohort GRADES: Rising 1st-7th
Newcomers/Aprendizaje de verano para estudiantes recién llegados
The Newcomer Summer Learning program is geared towards students that speak another language at home. This program will help students develop their English language skills and allow them to further practice academic language.
details DATES: June 20-July 20, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Thursday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. GRADES: K-7th
MetaMedia Summer Experience (MSX)
McGaw YMCA Meta Media Summer Experience is a STEAM program for Middle School students.
details DATES: June 20-July 28, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Friday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. GRADES: 5th-7th
Maker and Computer Science Camp
The Maker & Computer Science Camp is a summer learning opportunity for students who are interested in exploring maker and computer science concepts.
details DATES: June 20-July 20, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Thursday TIME(S): 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. GRADES: 3rd-7th
Evanston Freedom school
The Evanston Freedom school is a literacy-based full-day summer program offered to students in District 65 who are currently in grades 2-7.
details DATES: June 20-July 28, 2023 DAY(S): Monday-Friday TIME(S): 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. GRADES: 2nd-7th