Summer Programs 2014

 

BILINGUAL/ESL PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN SUMMER SCHOOL:

Program Description: To be eligible for enrollment, a student must be eligible for admission to kindergarten or to the first grade at the beginning of the next school year and must be limited English proficient. The purpose of the summer school program: 1) Limited English proficient students shall have an opportunity to receive special instruction designed to prepare them to be successful in kindergarten and first grade. 2) Instruction shall focus on language development and essential knowledge and skills appropriate to the level of the student. 3) The program shall address the affective, linguistic and cognitive needs of Limited English proficient students.
Logistics:
June 9th – 27th Monday-Friday
Student Hours: 7:30 – 3:30
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Transportation Provided
Located at Lawson Early Childhood School
For questions, please contact the program principal: Patricia Gerig at pgerig@mckinneyisd.net (469-302-2400)

ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL - GRADES 2, 4, and 5:

Program Description: Students in 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade will participate in science and social studies project-based learning activities that are integrated with language arts based on the TEKS.  Math instruction will follow a problem-based learning model.  These projects are highly engaging and relevant to real life problem-solving situations. Student learning for 5th Graders will focus on SSI intervention in reading and/or math during the month of June and will incorporate learning through specials areas. This program services students by invitation only.
Logistics:
June 11th – 26th & July 7th - 24th Monday-Thursday
Student Hours: 8:00 - 2:30
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Transportation Provided
Located at Press Elementary School
For questions, please contact the program principal: Rhonda Hamilton at rhamilton@mckinneyisd.net (469-302-6400)

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL – GRADES 6 - 8:

Program Description: Middle School Summer School will focus on developing language arts skills in reading and writing while integrating learning through other content areas. Students will also engage in hands-on learning experiences related to math concepts.  Student learning for 8th Graders will focus on SSI intervention in reading and/or math, and will conclude with administration of STAAR. This program services students by invitation only.
Logistics:
June 10th – 26th Monday-Thursday
Student Hours 8:30 - 12:30
Meals are not Provided
Transportation Provided
Located at Scott Johnson Middle School
For questions, please contact the program principal: Lana McLaughlin at lmclaughlin@mckinneyisd.net (469-302-7900)

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Program Description: Academic programs offered this summer go beyond the traditional “summer school classes” to also include preparation and tutoring for both the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (S.T.A.A.R.) and the exit-level TAKS test. Tutoring for these exams will be provided both in a face-to-face format as well as opportunities to take online classes to help students prepare for these exams. In addition to available tutoring for these two state mandated exams, an entire week is scheduled to administer these exams.
Once the tutoring and exams have been completed it is time for the “centerpiece” of the summer programing, where students can take either an online class or a face-to-face class.  Students who enroll in a face-to-face section of the summer school program can expect a “challenged-based” curriculum that will push students to do their very best.  Students enrolled during this period of time will be provided with focused lessons based on essential elements and given enrichment opportunities to enhance the learning process.  Students will be instructed by teachers who will present innovative lessons that will motivate and stimulate student learning. For more information, please access The Amazing Race.
Logistics:
STAAR/EOC U.S. History Camp:
June 16th – 19th and 23rd – 26th
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 3:00
STAAR/EOC Writing Camp:
June 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27
English II: 8:00 – 11:00 English I: 12:00 – 3:00
STAAR/EOC Algebra I Camp:
June 25th and 26th
Time: 8:00 - 11:00
Biology EOC/TAKS Review Camp:
June 23rd – 26th
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 3:00
AP Biology Enrichment Camp:
June 16th – 19th and June 23rd – 26th
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 3:00
TAKS Tutoring:
June 23, 24, 25, & 26
8:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 3:00
Online STAAR/EOC Prep (home access):
June 16th – July 7th
STAAR / TAKS Test Week:
July 7th – 11th
8:00 – 1:00 and/or 1:30 – 6:30
Summer School Online (APEX) Courses for Credit:
June 23th – July 31st (at 11:00am, Final Exam must be proctored)
Summer School Session I:
July 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, & 21
7:30 – 2:30
Summer School Session II:
July 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 & Aug 1
7:30 – 2:30
Some High School Summer Programs are tuition based. For tuition information, please reference Page 5 and 6 of The Amazing Race.
Lunch Provided 11:00 – 12:30 for Students and Community
Transportation Provided
Located at McKinney North High School
For Questions, please contact the program principal: Harvey Oaxaca at hoaxaca@mckinneyisd.net (469-302-5852)

ELEMENTARY NEWCOMERS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Program Description: The Elementary Newcomers Summer Enrichment Program targets new English as a Second Language Students arriving to McKinney ISD from numerous backgrounds and countries.  The new students may know little English, and understand few, if any, of the classroom norms that to most students is commonplace.  The MISD Elementary Newcomer Summer Enrichment Program  aims to ease this transition by teaching students basic English, and introducing them to school structure in a gradual, supportive way over the summer before classes begin. Students focus on academic vocabulary and language acquisition throughout the day, with content area teachers. The Title III program, however, serves as even more: it warmly welcomes the young students into their new country, gives them opportunities to make new friends, and connects them with adult mentors who truly care and are passionate about their success. This program services students by invitation only.
Logistics:
June 11th – 26th & July 7th – 10th Monday-Thursday 
Student Hours: 8:00 - 2:30
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Transportation Provided
Located at Press Elementary School
For questions, please contact: Hilda Rodriguez at hrodriguez@mckinneyisd.net (469-302-7714)

SECONDARY NEWCOMERS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Program Description: The Secondary Newcomer Summer Enrichment Program targets new English as a Second Language Students arriving to McKinney ISD from numerous backgrounds and countries.  The new students may know little English, and understand few, if any, of the classroom norms that other students take for granted. The MISD Secondary Newcomer Summer Enrichment Program aims to ease this transition by teaching students basic English and introducing them to school structure in a gradual, supportive way over the summer before classes begin. Students focus on academic vocabulary and language acquisition, Mathematics, and Technology throughout the day with content area teachers.  The Title III program, however, serves as much more than that: it warmly welcomes the young students into their new country, gives them chances to make new friends, and connects them with adult mentors who truly care about their success. This program services students by invitation only.
Logistics:
June 11th – 26th & July 7th – 24th Monday-Thursday 
Student Hours 8:00 – 12:00
Lunch Provided 12:00 – 12:30
Transportation Provided
Located at McKinney North High School
For questions, please contact: Sonia Rhykerd at srhykerd@mckinneyisd.net (469-302-4088)

MISD HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC CAMPS

There are multiple high school academic camps.

2014 MISD PSAT Rising Sophomore Preparation Camps

Program Description: The McKinney ISD 2014 PSAT Preparation Program targets current freshmen/ rising sophomores for instruction that can help increase their scores on the October 2014 PSAT/NMSQT. The instructors for the prep sessions are MISD teachers who have been trained in instructional content and strategies for the PSAT and SAT. Students will receive and work through extensive materials designed to improve their performance on the math, verbal, and writing portions of the test. Each PSAT/SAT prep session can enroll up to 60 students and will close once full capacity is reached. To enroll and for more information, please access the MISD parent site. www.mckinneyisd.net/parents
Logistics:
Rising 10th Graders PSAT Preparation Camp
June 16th – 26th OR July 14th – 24th Monday-Thursday
1:00 – 4:00

2014 MISD PSAT Rising Juniors Preparation Camps

Program Description: The McKinney ISD 2014 PSAT Preparation Program targets current sophomores/ rising juniors for instruction that can help increase their scores on the October 2014 PSAT/NMSQT. The instructors for the prep sessions are MISD teachers who have been trained in instructional content and strategies for the PSAT and SAT. Students will receive and work through extensive materials designed to improve their performance on the math, verbal, and writing portions of the test. Each PSAT/SAT prep session can enroll up to 60 students and will close once full capacity is reached. To enroll and for more information, please access the MISD parent site. www.mckinneyisd.net/parents
Logistics:
Rising 11th Graders PSAT Preparation Camp
June 16th – 26th OR July 14th – 24th Monday-Thursday
8:30 – 12:00

2014 ACT and SAT Seminar Camps

Program Description: SAT Seminar and ACT Seminar
McKinney ISD students are encouraged to attend a six hour ZAPS test-preparation seminar to help achieve their best-possible scores on the SAT and/or ACT. The seminars will both be held at McKinney North High School on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and 30, 2014. Price per seminar: $79. Spaces are limited.
For details and to register, please go to www.zaps.com, or call 877-927-8378.
Logistics:
ACT Seminar
July 29th & 30th Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30 – 11:30
Tuition Based
Transportation is not Provided
Located at McKinney North High School
SAT Seminar
July 29th & 30th Tuesday and Wednesday
1:00 – 4:00
Tuition Based
Transportation is not Provided
Located at McKinney North High School


CHILDCARE PROGRAMS SUMMER CAMPS

All programs listed below will be held at Evans Middle School.

Club 360 Summer

Program Description: Club 360 Summer (ages 5-12) features fun, theme based, age appropriate indoor/outdoor recreational activities, field trips, and more! Click here to view the summer schedule.
Logistics:
June 9th – June 27th & July 7th – August 15th
Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuition Based, includes all activities.
Meals are not provided. Bring a sack lunch.
Snacks Provided
Transportation is not Provided
Located at Evans Middle School
For Questions, contact Pam Parmley at pparmley@mckinneyisd.net

Brain Builders: Summer Academic Enrichment Programs

Program Description: (formerly known as MISD Summer Mini Camps) “Out of the box” project-based academic learning opportunities for children ages 5-12 years old who get excited about science, math, technology and language arts! These programs will be planned and taught by MISD teachers. Click here to learn more and reach our online registration.
Logistics:
Session 1: June 16th – 20th, June 23rd – 27th
Session 2: July 7th – 11th, July 14th - 18th
Session 3: July 28th – August 1st, August 4th – 8th
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuition Based, includes all activities.
Meals are not provided. Bring a sack lunch.
Snacks Provided
Transportation is not Provided
Located at Evans Middle School
For Questions, contact Pam Parmley at pparmley@mckinneyisd.net


CAMP INVENTION

Program Description: Camp Invention is an amazing weeklong summer adventure where students entering grades one through six will brainstorm, tinker, create, and invent without limits! Children will use real tools, circuits and materials from the Inventor Supply Room to build original prototypes. They will create a personalized motor-powered vehicle, take apart electronics to construct an insect-themed pinball machine, and find inspiration from inventors whose inventions have changed the world! Discounts available – register today. www.campinvention.org 800.968.4332
Logistics:
June 16th – 20th Monday – Friday
9:00 – 3:30
Tuition Based
Meals are not Provided
Transportation is not Provided
Located at Minshew Elementary
For questions, please contact Brian Weiss at bweiss@mckinneyisd.net (469-302-5400)

Please note: For summer programs that provide transportation, students are picked up and dropped off at the elementary school nearest the student’s home.