M-DCPS’ Summer 305 program promises a summer school experience like no other, where fun and learning go hand-in-hand. Learn more here.
Summer is fast approaching, bringing with it the end of the school year. For many families, this means rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun. For many others, it brings stress as not all parents are able to take time off or afford childcare during the summer. Miami-Dade County Public Schools has the solution.
In partnership with The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Public Schools will once again be running an exciting summer program to enrich the lives of students this June and July. Summer 305 registration already began and the expansive programs run from June 23 to July 21, 2022.
The programs are held in-person at more than 150 schools in the community, for students from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, holistically designed to cater not only to the educational needs of children and teens, but also to their social, emotional, and mental health.
Luis E. Diaz, Assistant Superintendent for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, sees summer programs as a valuable component of the community. “We understand that learning is not something that has to take place in a 10-month period, we really try to grow up and provide learning opportunities year round.”
The programs aim to entertain and engage students with age-appropriate project-based learning and hands-on activities, ensuring they are ready for their classes in the new school year with courses ranging from numeracy and literacy to STEAM subjects and life skills.
Programs in the Smart Start Elementary Camp for students in PreK-5 are geared to strengthening foundational skills in core areas like math and reading, as well as social-emotional learning. The Smart Start Teen Camp courses for middle-schoolers focus on critical thinking through thematic classes like “Time to Explore” and “STEM Up!” And for high schoolers, it goes beyond schoolwork with Driver’s Education, ACT and SAT prep, and the opportunity to join the Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) which provides practical experience in the real world.
Summer 305 is completely free and is open to all students from public and private schools. Breakfast and lunch are included, transportation is available for eligible students, and all schools and camps will adhere to current health, safety and sanitization protocols.
“We really look forward to being able to collaborate with parents, with community members, and with students to ensure that they have something valuable, something safe, for them to do throughout the summer time,” said Diaz.
Parents are encouraged to follow the M-DCPS social media accounts to stay up to date. On Facebook @MiamiSchools, on Twitter @MDCPS, @EscuelasMDCPS, @SuptDotres, and on Instagram @MiamiSchools, and @SuptDotres.
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