Wednesday, January 25, 2012
FCPS Announces Summer Programs
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer a number of summer programs to provide academic and enrichment opportunities for students in all grades. Visit http://www.fcps.edu/is/summer/index.shtml for general information or the websites listed below for individual programs. Students should register for programs based on the grade they are in during the 2011-12 school year.
For 2012, FCPS summer programs include the following:
- Adult and Community Education (ACE) offers half-day, elementary world language classes and noncredit enrichment programs for middle and high school students to strengthen academic skills or pursue personal interests. Programs include Foreign Language Experience Program (FLEX), enrichment (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Test Prep, SAT test prep, and study skills), and Driver Education (behind-the-wheel, classroom driver education, partners for safe teen driving, and practice for new drivers). Registration begins March 9. Visit the website for more information.
- Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) is a new, two-week program for students in grades 3-5 that provides enrichment in the visual and performing arts. Students will experience total immersion in the arts as they rotate through classes in dance, drama, music, and visual art. E-IFTA will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Registration begins February 1. Visit the website for more information or call 571-423-4530.
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Course provides FCPS high school English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) students the opportunity to build on the necessary math skills needed to be successful in Algebra 1. Students will meet face-to-face with their teachers daily. Through this three-week course, students will continue developing mathematic proficiency with a focus on the real number system and its properties through the study for variables, expressions, and equations. This is a noncredit course. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 students to register. For more information, call 571-423-4678.
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Online Course offers middle and high school ESOL students an opportunity to continue developing their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in an online classroom environment with an ESOL teacher. Through a combination of daily online synchronous instruction and independent study, this course will provide challenging thematic lessons with a focus on improving reading comprehension and writing. Bus transportation will be provided from base schools. ESOL Online face-to-face meetings will be at South County Secondary School. For more information, call 571-423-4676 for middle school ESOL, 571-423-4679 for high school ESOL, or 571-423-4678 for ESOL math.
- Extended School Year (ESY) is provided by the Department of Special Services for identified students with disabilities in accordance with their individualized education programs (IEPs). Decisions for the provision of ESY services are made annually by the IEP team based on the determination that critical life skills will be significantly jeopardized due to the length of the school vacation. Registration is completed by the school. Visit the website or call 571-423-4190.
- Fashion Camp is for students in grades K-8 and will be held at Chantilly High School. Registration begins April 1. Visit the website for more information or call 571-423-4599.
- Institute for the Arts (IFTA) is a unique academic program for students in grades 6-11 that provides enrichment in the visual and performing arts. IFTA will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Registration begins February 1. Visit the website for more information or call 571-423-4530. Watch the video.
- Online Campus provides courses for credit recovery, acceleration, and enrichment to middle school and high school students who meet prerequisite and technical requirements. Students may register for one credit recovery course, one course to accelerate their academic program, or one enrichment course. Registration begins May 7. Visit the website for more information or call 571-423-4622.
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp is a new, one-week camp for students in grades 3-5 to explore science and mathematics related concepts through hands-on engineering activity. Students will use problem solving, creative thinking, and various technologies to create engineering solutions to challenges. For more information, call 751-423-4591. STEM will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Registration begins February 1. Visit the website for more information or call 751-423-4591.
- SOL Remediation is available for the following end-of-course tests: Algebra 1, geometry, biology, chemistry, writing, reading, world history and geography 1, world history and geography 2, and Virginia-U.S. History. Registration begins May 7. Visit the website for more information or call 571-423-4622.
- Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is designed to give students in grades 5, 6, and 7 the opportunity to explore careers and technology as they rotate through eight areas during the two-week program. TAC will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Registration begins February 1. Visit the website for more information or call 571-423-4502.
- Term Graduate Academy offers selected credit recovery courses for FCPS term graduates who need to earn one standard credit to graduate. Courses include Algebra 2, geometry, English 12, and Virginia and U.S. Government. Registration begins May 7. Visit the website for more information or call 571-423-4622.
- TJHSST Summer Technology Institute is for students in grades 7 and 8 who are interested in exploring science and technology. Students are introduced to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a week-long session that allows them to explore a STEM topic of interest. Registration begins March 12. Visit the website for more information or call 703-750-8300.
Note: For more information, contact Levi Folly at 571-423-4622 or firstname.lastname@example.org