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Middle School Summer School Program

Welcome to the 2020 Distance Learning Summer Program of the Greenwich Public Schools. Maya Angelou once said “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” So if your child needs to “know better” then help them do better. Follow up with the registration below.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our district’s education, this year’s Summer School program will be offered via distance learning. Students in grades 6-8 have received letters (from your child's administration) inviting them to register for Distance Learning Literacy. Students were recommended based on a combination of data points (whether or not they attained benchmark, and/or if they met their expected growth). The registration was included in the email. Because this summer will be all distance learning, the focus is on those students who require additional opportunities. At this time, we cannot open registration to all students. If we are able to add recommended students, you will receive an email

Date: Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 7, 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 AM
Students: Grades 6 - 8
Registration: May 20, 2020 - June 2, 2020

Offerings for the Middle School Mathematics Acceleration Courses:

  • Bridge to Math 6A
  • Bridge to Pre-Algebra 7
  • Bridge to Algebra 8

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

  1. Registration begins May 25, 2020 and is online through Family ID. All registration will be processed on a first-come basis. Course title, description, type and tuition fees may be found in the brochure. If you have any doubts regarding the selection of courses, please confer with a guidance counselor or your child’s principal/house administrator before enrolling. 
  2. All students must register at their MAY 2020 grade levels except where otherwise noted in the brochure.
  3. You will receive an email receipt from Family ID when you have registered your child and we have received the tuition payment. If the registration is incomplete, your registration will not be processed, and you will be notified by email. You will be notified via email if a course is over- or under-subscribed. Otherwise, assume your registration has been accepted. GPS Summer School reserves the right to cancel a course at any time before classes begin. If a course is canceled, the student will receive a full refund.
  4. No student will be registered without payment in full. Credit card payment can be processed with registration on the Family ID website or obtain a certified bank check or money order payable to TOWN OF GREENWICH sent to the GPS Summer School Office, 290 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830. No refunds will be issued unless a class is canceled. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH ARE ACCEPTED.

IMPORTANT DATES: The Summer Program is in session from Monday, July 6th through Friday, August 7, 2020. Each course has its own specific dates, hours and schedule. Please note the dates/hours of your child's course when you register.

HOURS AND LOCATION: Via Distance Learning.

TUITION: Tuition varies with the length of the course. There will be no charge for textbooks or supplies except as noted. Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. In addition, nonresidents pay a fee of $50 for EACH course. Remit payment online via credit card on Family ID or mail certified bank check or money order to “Town of Greenwich.” The operational plans for the summer school programs are based on the number of students enrolled by Friday, June 8, 2018. After this date, we cannot guarantee placement. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH ARE ACCEPTED.

REFUND POLICY: In the event a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, students will be refunded the entire registration fee. No refunds will be made for courses unless the course is canceled. Early registration is encouraged to avoid course cancellation.

CONDUCT: All school distance learning conduct codes for the regular school year are in effect during the summer session.

FINAL REPORT CARDS: Final report cards will be mailed to students on the last day of summer school. Students with a material debt will not receive a final report card until all obligations are met.

ADMINISTRATION: The Summer School Coordinator exercises administrative and supervisory control of Summer School.

Offerings for the Middle School Mathematics Acceleration Courses:

  • Bridge to Math 6A tuition $468 acceleration: The goal of Bridge to Math 6A is to prepare Grade 5 students to be successful in advanced middle school mathematics.
  • Bridge to Pre-Algebra 7 tuition $468 acceleration: This course is designed to enable students who achieved an A-1 in 6th grade math (Math 6) to accelerate to Pre-Algebra in grade 7. Successful completion of Pre-Algebra 7 prepares the student for Algebra in 8th grade.
  • Bridge to Algebra 8 tuition $468 acceleration This course is designed to enable students to accelerate to Algebra I in grade 8. Successful completion of Algebra I in grade 8 makes a student eligible to take Geometry or Honors Geometry in grade 9.

The GPS 2020 Summer School program will be offering 2 additional Accelerated Math courses for Middle School students. Registration for these courses will be in Family ID. Please note that the registration deadline for all Math Accelerated courses will be this Friday 12th June.

*New Middle School Acceleration Math Courses for Summer School, 2020

Algebra I
In this five week course, students will explore core skills and content in Algebra I.  This course is designed to fulfill the Algebra I requirement for middle school and incoming grade 9 students wishing to accelerate to Geometry  in the 2020-21 academic year.  Students will meet for 2.5 hours each day.  The course will be implemented using a distance learning environment with a combination of live teaching and online guided practice.  Students will complete an additional 1-2 hours of work daily.  At the end of the course, students will take a final assessment; they will be required to attain a score of 85% in order to accelerate to Geometry.  Credit will not be awarded.  Prerequisite:  Course grade average of B or higher in Pre-Algebra.

Geometry 
In this five week course, students will explore core skills and content in Geometry I.  This course is designed to fulfill the Geometry I requirement for middle school and incoming grade 9 students wishing to accelerate to Algebra II in the 2020-21 academic year.  Students will meet for 2.5 hours each day.  The course will be implemented using a distance learning environment with a combination of live teaching and online guided practice.  Students will complete an additional 1-2 hours of work daily.  At the end of the course, students will take a final assessment; they will be required to attain a score of 85% in order to accelerate to Algebra II.  Credit will not be awarded.  Prerequisite:  Course grade average of B or higher  in Algebra I.