Summer Learning meets ADE's Vision of equity for all students to achieve their full potential.
Summer Learning leads with data-driven best practices across all program areas at the Arizona Department of Education by developing both local and national partners to provide resources and strategies to ensure all of Arizona’s students, families, and educators are served equitably.
How does Summer Learning Connect to the ADE Strategic Plan?
High-dosage tutoring and academic enrichment opportunities
Focuses on teachers and staff
Social, Emotional, Learning (SEL)
Climate & Culture
School Safety and Social Wellness
Proper use of funds & blending of federal funds
Build community-based partnerships
Elevate best practices in summer learning
Create a self-assessment / evaluation tools
Develop outcome measurements
Create a Logic Model
Why Summer Learning is important?
Summer Learning, traditionally known as “summer school,” was thought of as a requirement for students to make up for failing a class during the school year and used “drill and kill” style remedial work. Arizona Department of Education recognizes that summer brings a wealth of rich opportunities to maximize student achievement by providing high-quality summer learning programs that provide both academic and enrichment activities. This blend of activities can reduce summer learning loss in a captivating and engaging way. It can re-engage students and provide a meaningful boost to help close opportunity gaps, lead to higher graduation rates, and increase college and career readiness for all students. For more information on summer programming beyond academic support visit; https://www.ncsl.org/research/education/summer-learning.aspx.
Spotlight Your Summer Learning Program: We want to hear YOUR Story!
How is your Summer Learning Program making a difference in students' lives and families?
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Spotlighting Champion Schools South Mountain
The Summer Camp Program hosted at Champion Schools South Mountain is FREE and open to the community, providing a one of a kind experience for students. Champion scholars and new students from the community have the opportunity to experience academic enrichment through engaging hands-on learning experiences to promote curiosity and most importantly a love of learning. Offering unique classes such as Shark Week, Robotics, and CSI Camp, among many others, take learning beyond the classroom and give students knowledge they can take with them anywhere in the world. Click on the link below to see them in action.