Junior High Summer School Programs


Registration: Coming Soon for Qualifying 7th-8th Grade Students, by invitation only.

June 4-25, 2024 (M-Th) [No school June 19] | Current 7th & 8th Grade  |  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | At no cost.

Locations: North Junior High

Qualifying 7th and 8th-grade 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.

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 4-18,2024 (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 at 12:00pm – May 3, 2024at 11:59pm.  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.

Registration Portal: https://schoolpay.com/ 

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:


  • Full tuition will be paid at the time of registration (Only credit OR debit cards will be accepted). NO REFUNDS
  • Students on 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 2024-2025 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

Acceleration Registration

April 1st 12:00 p.m. – May 3rd 11:59 p.m.

Registration Portal: https://schoolpay.com/ 

For help registering through SchoolPay contact support@schoolpay.com or call 833-731-2600.

For questions regarding RISD Summer Programming email SummerSchool@risd.org

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.

  • Session 1: May 30-June 27, 2024 | Current 8th-11th Grades | $420 | 1.0 credit | ONLINE
  • Session 1: May 30-June 27, 2024 | Current 7th-11th Grades| $210 | .5 credit | ONLINE
  • Session 2: July 9-August 5, 2024 | Current 7th-11th Grades | $210 | .5 credit | ONLINE
  • Session 1: May 30-June 27, 2024 | Current 6th-11th Grades, 5th grade students in Lake Highlands Learning Community | $420 | 1.0 credit | ONLINE
  • Session 2: July 9-August 5, 2024 | Current 6th-11th Grades | $420 | 1.0 credit | ONLINE

Advanced Learning

June 4-6, 10-13 (7 day program) | Current 7-8 Grades | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | By Invitation Only | North JH

Registration:  Parents of students eligible to attend,
will receive email information about how to register from March 25 – April 5.

The Superintendent’s Scholar Academy is a seven day camp
which allows currently identified 7th and 8th grade GT
students an opportunity to work together outside of the regular school day and
explore interests that they may want to continue to pursue throughout the

Academy Student Programming:

  • A one-day field trip to UT Southwestern Medical School to learn about
    careers in health and related research
  • Daily design challenges that foster critical thinking, problem solving and
  • Exploration of current events through learning the structure of debate
  • Time to pursue an area each student finds interesting in Genius Hour
  • Games and team building activities
  • Additionally 8th graders will receive test preparation for the fall 9th
    grade PSAT/NMSQT test   

Visual Arts

  • Registration Link
  • June 3-7, 2004: Current RISD Student Ages 12-16, 8:00 – 3:00 pm, Location: Richardson West Magnet JH 
  • Cost: $250- includes sketchbook, t-shirt, and all supplies
  • The Secondary Visual Arts Summer Camp is a hands-on camp experience where students can create original artworks with a variety of art materials and processes.
  • SEC Visual Arts Summer Camp is open to current RISD secondary students.
  • This weeklong 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.