Elementary Summer School Programs

Academics

Registration: March 28-April 19, 2024 for Qualifying Students, by invitation only.

June 5- June 28, 2024 (M-F) [No school June 19] | Current PK-K  |  7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | At no cost.

Locations: Dobie (PK-K) and Carolyn Bukhair (K)

Qualifying PK4-K students will engage in enrichment activities designed around a curriculum that integrates math problem-solving, literacy, and STEM project-based learning. These summer learning opportunities will IGNITE the love of learning through hands-on STEM-based activities while strengthening grade-level essential knowledge and skills in reading and math.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as transportation from the student’s home campus. 

Parents whose students are invited to attend IGNITE can also register for extended care with xPlore for a small fee. 

Dobie and Carolyn Bukhair PreK and Kinder. Monday-Friday,  $0 registration fee and $30 per week.

Click here for xPlore before and after school care information.

Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Identified students will receive an email with an invitation letter and registration form from the campus. Please email your child’s teacher or campus administrator if you have any questions.

Registration: March 28-April 19, 2024 for Qualifying Students, by invitation only.

2nd and 6th grade students

June 4-25, 2024 (M-Th) [No school June 19] | Current 2nd Grade  |  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | At no cost.

Locations: Big Springs, Carolyn Bukhair, Merriman Park, MST

Qualifying students will engage in enrichment activities designed around a curriculum that integrates math problem-solving, literacy, and STEM project-based learning. These summer learning opportunities will IGNITE the love of learning through hands-on STEM-based activities while strengthening grade-level essential knowledge and skills in reading and math. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as transportation from the student’s home campus.  

Parents whose students are invited to attend IGNITE can also register for extended care with xPlore for a small fee.  

Math, Science Technology Magnet, Big Springs, Merriman Park, Carolyn Bukhair:  Monday -Thursday, $0 registration fee and $20 per week

Click here for more info:  xPlore Summer 2024 

Identified students will receive an email with an invitation letter and registration form from the campus. Please email your child’s teacher or campus administrator if you have any questions. 

Registration: Coming Soon for Qualifying 6th and 7th Grade Students by Invitation Only 

June 14-18, 2024 (M-Th)| Current  6th and 7th Grades |  8:00-1:00 p.m. | North JH

AVID Excel Summer Bridge provides rising 7th and 8th grade Excel students a jump start on the school year by allowing intentional time for course introduction and expectations, supply organization, and building relationships with teachers and peers. Excel Summer Bridge students become familiar with their new school, teachers, and receive a preview of their upcoming courses. Time is well spent in hands-on activities and high-engagement instructional strategies emphasizing essential writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as transportation from the student’s home campus. 

Identified students will receive an email with an invitation letter and registration form from the campus. Please email your child’s teacher or campus administrator if you have any questions. 

Acceleration Courses

Registration: April 1 – May 3.  A limited number of spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Full tuition must be paid at the time of registration. Only credit or debit cards will be accepted. No refunds.

Richardson ISD will provide students with opportunities to explore learning experiences that promote academic growth through asynchronous (self-paced) courses. These courses are designed for students seeking to accelerate their credit requirements for graduation.

Courses will be delivered using Schoology or Google Classroom online platforms allowing lessons to be accessed from home computers.

Acceleration Online Course Policies & Requirements:

Cost:

  • Full tuition will be paid at the time of registration (Only credit OR debit cards will be accepted). NO REFUNDS
  • Students receiving free lunch get a 75% discount and students on reduced lunch get a 50% discount.  AVID students get a 50% discount.

Online Course Policies & Requirements

  • Current 6th-grade RISD students who are enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to register 
  • Courses WILL COUNT towards high school GPA for students in grades 9-12 during the 2024-2025 school year. 
  • Daily access to the internet and computers REQUIRED
  • Students may ONLY drop the class BEFORE taking the final exam. NO REFUNDS
  • Students may only take ONE course per session
  • Session 1: May 30-June 27, 2024 | Current 6th-11th Grades| $210 |.5 credit | ONLINE
  • Session 2: July 9-August 5, 2024 | Current 6th-11th Grades | $210 |.5 credit | ONLINE
  • Session 1: May 30-June 27, 2024 | Current 6th-7th Grades | $420 | 1.0 credit | ONLINE
  • Session 2:  | Current 6th-7th Grades | $420 | 1.0 credit | ONLINE

Do you have to log in daily for the online courses?

No.  All work is asynchronous and there are not any specific times you must log on.

How asynchronous is it?

It is completely asynchronous.  There will be work due each day, but it can be done at your convenience.  You can also work ahead and complete the course as quickly as you want.

 **Please note for PE workouts will need to be completed 5 of a 7 day period and internet access is required.

What is the daily/weekly time commitment?  Can it be done in 1 hour a day or more like 4?

The time it takes each student to complete the course work depends heavily on the student.  Budgeting 2 hours a day would likely be sufficient for most.  

What if my student is going to be out of town for part of the class?

It is not a problem for a student to be away for camp or on vacation for a small part of the course.  Remember though, course work is due each day, so students will need to work ahead or make other arrangements with the instructor in advance.  

Do I need internet access?

Yes.  Work cannot be completed without internet access.

Do I need a computer?

Yes, you need a computer or a chromebook.  For PE classes, you also need a smartphone or smartwatch.

Can I take multiple courses at the same time?

No, you may only take one course during each session.

Advanced Learning

June 17-20, 2024 | Current  K-6 Grades | 8:15-1:00 | $290 | Location Coming soon | by Invitation Only  

Register invent.org.

A multi-age 4-day STEM camp sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame where campers explore and create to prepare them to be future innovation leaders.

Please contact the Advanced Learning Teacher at your child’s campus for more information. 

For more information please contact the Advanced Learning Teacher at your child’s campus. 

 Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Visual Arts

  • Registration Link-Registration is open March 18-May 26
  • Cost: $190
  • May 28-31, 2024, Current RISD Student Ages 6-11, 9:00 – 2:00 pm, Location: Math Science Technology Magnet
  • The Elementary Visual Arts Summer Camp is a hands-on camp experience where students can create original artworks with a variety of art materials and processes.
  • ES Visual Arts Summer Camp is open to current RISD elementary students.
  • This 4 day camp is packed with fun and creative experiences that students will never forget.
  • Snacks are provided. But students will need to bring their own lunch.