L.A. Unified to Offer Summer Programs

LOS ANGELES (May 27, 2016) —The Los Angeles Unified School District will offer summer programs at select elementary, middle, and high schools. Additionally, L.A. Unified will provide families with a variety of age appropriate links to online Internet resources designed to keep youngsters academically and actively engaged during the summer months.

High School 2016 Summer Term

Students enrolled in District high schools during the 2016 spring semester and who need to recover credits for D or F grades are eligible to enroll in up to two classes at any of the 71 high school summer term sites. The program will be held from June 27 through July 29 with no school held on July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Classes will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meals will be served during a half-hour nutrition break between classes.  For a list of participating schools, please go http://bit.ly/EL-MS16 Contact: Janet Kiddoo or Betsy Castillo at 213-241-7900.

Academic Support at Select Middle and Elementary Schools

A special four-week 2016 CORE Waiver Extended Learning Opportunity Summer Program will be available his program is designed to help children in elementary grades meet grade-level standards in English language arts and English language arts or mathematics standards for Middle School grade students. The program will be held June 21 to July 15 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with a meal provided during or after the school day.  Student enrollment is based on eligibility, priority, and available space.  For a complete list of schools participating in this program please go to  http://bit.ly/EL-MS16

Summer Pool Program

Summer of 2016 will see the return of the Beyond the Bell Branch Portable Pool Water Safety Program. Since it began in 1963, the Portable Pool Program has been a fixture in summer programming for Beyond the Bell.  Aligned with California’s water conservation and recycling initiative, the program will be offered at 16 LAUSD elementary schools with a 4-week rotation at each site. The schools are Gridley, Haddon, Coldwater Canyon, Liggett, Plasencia, 10th Street, Grandview, 54th Street, Heliotrope, Dena, Victoria, 66th Street, Miles, 20th Street, Gulf, and Fries.

For more information, please contact Steve Alvarado or Alvaro Castellanos at 213-633-3535,

iConnect Beyond the Bell

In what promises to be another summer full of fun and exciting learning experiences for LAUSD students, sixty educational institutions are joining Beyond the Bell to raise academic performance and close the achievement gap.  

With triple the number of participating organizations since the program’s inception two years ago, iConnect Beyond the Bell is exposing students to an even richer and more diverse learning environment this year.   This website will also provide teachers, parents and students access to a greater wealth of educational tools and resources, both face-to-face and online. 

Whether students are interested in sports, art, science, history, nature, music, dance, or technology, iConnect Beyond the Bell has something for everyone.  

Visit http://iconnectbeyondthebell.lausd.net/ and find fun and enriching learning activities available throughout the greater Los Angeles area. 

For more information contact Luis Mora at 213-241-7900.

Comprehensive Summer Enrichment Programs

The District’s Beyond the Bell Branch will operate Summer Enrichment Programs at more than 200 elementary and middle schools during the summer vacation period. The programs will provide daily activities Monday through Friday, beginning June 20. Meals will be served. Each program will include three components—academic, enrichment and recreation. For a comprehensive list of participating school sites, please go to http://bit.ly/LAUSDSummer .

Online Resources

The District’s Beyond the Bell Branch will provide a variety of online resources for students, which will be accessible from the Beyond the Bell Branch website. Beginning in June, students and families can reinforce learning, and provide online projects and activities to keep youngsters engaged during the summer months.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/LAUSDSummer or contact your local school site.

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