Monday, June 08, 2009

SLPS Summer school breaks enrollment record!

Press Release


June 8, 2009 (314) 345-2367

SLPS Summer school breaks enrollment record!

Summer School’s All-Star Academy Engages Student Learning

ST. LOUIS, MO, June 8, 2009 –This summer a record breaking 12,000 SLPS students from prekindergarten to 12th grade will once again be entering the classroom thanks to the diverse offerings of the St. Louis Public Schools’ All Star Summer Academy.

“The goal of the All Star Summer Academy is to show that education is fun and rewarding,” said Carol Howard, SLPS’ Missouri School Improvement Coordinator. “With so many families struggling financially and forgoing luxury items such as vacations and summer camps, the All Star Summer Academy provides a safe and productive environment for students to avoid the brain drain of summer while spending time with their peers.”

From June 15th until July 24th, the All-Star Summer Academy will be educating students through small class size, an engaging curriculum, and expert instruction. More importantly though it supports the individual academic needs of students through a three-tiered approach to education.

The first tier addresses students who need additional academic training comprehending core curriculum concepts. By the end of the All-Star Academy, students will have a greater understanding in subjects such as math, science, social studies, and communication arts necessary for each grade level.

The second tier addresses students in transition. Students transitioning from pre-kindergarten to kindergarten will participate in the Kindergarten Round Up Program. During the Kindergarten Round Up Program, students will receive individual attention from instructors in the areas of literacy and numeracy to fulfill the educational expectation required for Kindergarten students. In addition, students will be exposed to class routines to provide a smooth transition necessary to begin productive classroom training when students enter Kindergarten in the Fall.

Elementary students transitioning to middle school will participate in the Middle School Transition Program. During the Middle School Transition Program, students transitioning into the sixth grade will be given instruction and practice for the increasing academic demands of middle school by receiving a preview of the departmentalized curriculum.

Students transitioning from eighth grade into high school will participate in the Ninth Grade Transition Program. The Ninth Grade Transition Program prepares students for the challenges and opportunities in high school by utilizing Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Successful Teens to learn how to manage the increased demands of a high school education and social life by providing real life exercises and discussions. After participating in the program, students will have the academic and social skills necessary to meet the demands of the 21st century student.

The third tier addresses students who would like to earn additional credits towards early graduation or students who would like to take general subjects during the summer to free up their schedule for more advanced courses in the Fall, when many of the advanced courses are provided.

The St. Louis Public Schools is still accepting students interested in enrolling in the All-Star Summer Academy. For more information please contact the Parent Support Specialists of SLPS, Warice Davis 345-4692 or Debra El 345-2418.


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Julie Linder

Media Relations

Office of Public Information-St. Louis Public Schools

Office Phone: 314-345-2367

Office Cell: 314-393-0572

Fax: 314-345-2661

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