On Monday, July 8, the Rochester City School District with the Rochester Public Library will kick off National Summer Learning week with a community event that will provide information on various summer learning opportunities in Rochester.
Highlights include a magician performance, student artwork showcase, information about free summer activities for kids, registration for the ROC Summer Virtual Escape Challenge program,
and light refreshments.
Research shows that students who participate in summer learning programs perform better during the school year. The Rochester City School District has been nationally recognized for strong summer programs, and they are free. Taught by certified District teachers, RCSD summer learning programs are comfortable, safe places for children to enjoy time together while learning, with free breakfast and lunch served at every location.
The District has two sites for students in grades K-8 – Harambee Summer Literacy Program and ROC Summer Arts Academy – and two additional programs servicing students in grades 6-8 – Summer English Language Academy and Geek Squad Academy. In addition, the Extended School Year program is being offered for students in grades Pre-K – 12 at two locations, and School of the Arts and James Monroe High School are the two summer program sites for Commencement, serving students in grades 9-12. New this year is the ROC Summer Virtual Escape Challenge, which is a virtual academy for students in grades 3-6 that includes an online application, tools, and games that students can access 24/7 via google classroom in any place with internet connectivity. Resources will allow students to practice and apply what they learned during the school year, while exploring new concepts.