What is the Summer Journey program?
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Summer Journey is an extended learning summer program operated to provide a world-class educational experience for district students.
How has the summer program changed from previous years?
In previous years there was an enrichment program AND a summer academy program. This year we are combining these programs into one exciting and engaging program. This is what we call the “Core + Explore” approach. Students will take both core content classes and enrichment (“Journey”) classes throughout the day (see sample schedule below). Students will move from course to course and possibly from teacher to teacher. This means that students will not need to choose which courses to take. All students will get the whole program of the Summer Journey engaging curriculum.
What does the program cost parents?
The programming is free to all students.
When will the program be held?
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Summer Journey operates daily beginning June 7 and ending on June 30, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Does my child need to attend all days of the summer program?
No, you will still be able to enroll for one, two, three or four weeks of summer school. And while the Summer Journey program is designed for students to attend all day, we may have some spaces available for those that can only attend the morning or afternoon.
Must my child attend every hour of the program in order to receive credit for the Summer Journey program?
No. It is assumed that students may have vacations or camps planned. While prizes for good attendance are available to students, a child’s occasional absence should not deter parents from enrolling their children in the program.
Will transportation be provided to and from the program?
Yes, transportation will be provided for those student families who qualify for transportation during the regular school year. However, bus routes will be limited and may vary from routes during the regular school year. Transportation information will be sent to those families who require transportation as soon as the plan becomes available.
When will I know if my child gets in?
Registration will run from April 7-17. Families who complete the registration form by April 17 will be notified by April 24 if their child is enrolled or placed on the waitlist.
What will my child(ren) do each day?
In the morning, Elementary and Middle School Summer Journey students will attend exciting academic classes where they may read interesting adventure stories, play language arts games and/or use technology to solve math mysteries. A typical schedule would include four morning classes of Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies. After lunch, students will explore three fun-filled courses for the first half of the program, followed by three different courses in the last half.
How does the incentive program work?
Many students will win daily incentives for their efforts through a daily drawing or some similar format established by the summer site. Your student is also eligible to receive one of the following incentives for their Summer Journey attendance:
0 hours missed = $60 gift card
0 - 7 hours missed = $45 gift card
7 - 14 hours missed = $30 gift card
Will breakfast and lunch be served each day?
Yes, students will be served lunches using the same systems used during the regular school term. As a result, students should plan to purchase meals (or bring lunch) in the same way they do during the regular school year.
How do I enroll my child for Summer Journey?
Click this link or simply scan the QR Code below and complete the online enrollment form.