District offers summer academic programming
By Lisa Brody
The Bloomfield Hills School district is offering a variety of summer programming for students in kindergarten through high school to provide continuous learning opportunities for kids of all ages, with four or eight-week options.
The summer programs, with both virtual and in-person options, are designed to extend the school year. The variety of programming choices are designed to meet all different student needs.
For students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade, the Summer Academy will include small group instruction, with a desired goal of building confidence and providing enriched social experiences. The summer academy will focus on interacting with peers and teachers to build upon math and literacy skills.
The learning format will be in-person, with no charge for students, and is open to all Bloomfield Hills Schools students. In order to balance the need for a summer break, classes will be held for two and a half hours, three days a week, for four weeks. Students can continue with another four-week session for additional learning time.
Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade also have the option to participate in Staying Sharp virtual learning with a focus on math and literacy. These live virtual sessions take place twice a week, for 30 minutes, for four weeks, and cost $75. There is no cost for students with free/reduced lunch status.
High school students have a variety of summer program options. The learning format is virtual, with in-person office hours for tutoring and support offered on the Bloomfield Hills High School campus. Summer programming for high school students offers three options: a student may retake a course in order to improve their grade; recover credits for a course that was not successfully passed during the school year; or earn credit for a required course in order to advance and accelerate their high school curriculum.
New this summer, students entering grades nine through 12 can earn half of an elective credit with a course called Bowers School Farm Summer Immersion. This course is a hand-on learning opportunity focusing on exploration of self and exploration of place.
With an emphasis on innovation, communication and social emotional learning, students will engage with the animals and outdoor community at Bowers School Farm. The class will be held in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon for eight weeks and begin on June 22. The cost is $200.
Registration is required for all courses at: bloomfield.org.