Stonington Middle School Summer Academy
Stonington School District
Grade level/Age Range of Students in Program: Middle School - grades 6,7 and 8
Primary Student Needs Program is Designed to Address
- Student engagement—student choice was used to promote engaged learners who have agency in their learning. High interest topics and hands-on approaches motivated students and encouraged them to explore new or extended subjects and topics.
- The Summer Academy served as a “test lab” for middle school “encore courses”, which is a free choice mini-course program embedded in the middle school program.
(The District also offered high school credit recovery and Extended School Year programming per Individual Educational Plans.)
July 12-August 4 (Four weeks, each week is a separate opportunity to take a different course and students may attend as many weeks as they’d like.)
Program runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-12:15.
Bus transportation provided. Students bring their own snacks.
Staff Selection/Recruitment Procedures
Positions posted for teacher and paraprofessional positions (no trouble filling them).
Student Selection/Recruitment Procedures
101 students enrolled in at least one course.
Program director visited each grade to announce courses and students then signed up. A letter was sent to parents of students who would benefit from additional reinforcement opportunities (tier 2 and 3).
Tina Eisenbeis | firstname.lastname@example.org