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2021 Berkley Schools Summer Programs

Summer School & Summer Enrichment

Elementary and Middle School Summer School programs are currently full. If space becomes available, you will be contacted during the week of June 21. Please fill out this form to join the elementary and middle school waitlists. 

Berkley Schools is happy to announce summer school offerings for all grades for the summer of 2021 for Berkley Schools students.

See below for details on Elementary, Middle School and High School Summer School as well as Camp Invention and the Summer Days Camp. Details about summer enrichment options are also included about the new Michigan Learning Channel in partnership with PBS Kids as well as Dreambox and Lexia access.

Summer Programs for Students Who Do Not Attend Berkley Schools

If you have a child in grades K-8 who does not attend the Berkley School District, and are interested in our summer school programs, please fill out this Summer School Application Form. This form will collect information from families and after in-District registration closes and we determine our numbers, the Teaching & Learning team will follow up with any families who are interested in Berkley Schools programming.

If you are interested in enrolling in the Berkley Schools for the Fall, please visit our enrollment webpage, and enroll online.

Elementary Summer School - Grades TK-5

Elementary Summer School is currently full. If space becomes available, you will be contacted during the week of June 21. Please fill out this form to join the waitlist. 

Summer program options for students currently in Grades TK-5 include both in-person and virtual choices as well as Math, ELA and STEM options. Classes will be taught by highly-qualified elementary teachers and instruction will be tailored to meet the needs of each student. The important details to know now are below:

  • All elementary sessions are free to all students who are current Berkley School District students.
  • Depending on enrollment, multi-grade sections may be organized to better meet staffing needs.
  • In-Person Math & ELA (English Language Arts): Six week program from June 21-July 29. ELA sessions will run on Mondays/Wednesdays and Math sessions will run on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9-11 am. Students can sign up for both, for a total of four days each week. 
  • Virtual Math & ELA: Six week program from June 21-July 29. ELA sessions will run on Tuesdays/Thursdays and Math sessions will run on Mondays/Wednesdays for 75 minutes. Students can sign up for both, for a total of four days each week. Students will use Schoology to access their learning materials.
  • In-Person STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): Two week program from August 2-12. Sessions will run Monday-Thursday from 9-11 am.
  • Attendance: Regular attendance is expected for this program.
  • Location: All in-person classes will be held in a Berkley Schools elementary building. Likely locations are Rogers and/or Norup.
  • Safety Policies: All current safety policies and guidelines will apply to in-person summer school, including a face mask requirement for all.
  • Registration: Registration will take place May 10-21. Parents will register through a Google Form.

Middle School Summer Options: Grades 6-8

Middle School Summer School is currently full. If space becomes available, you will be contacted during the week of June 21. Please fill out this form to join the waitlist. 

Summer program options for students currently in Grades 6-8 include both in-person and virtual choices as well as Math, ELA and STEM options. The important details to know now are below:

  • All middle school sessions are free to all students.
  • Depending on enrollment, multi-grade sections may be organized to better meet staffing needs.
  • In-Person Math & ELA (English Language Arts): Six week program from June 21-July 29. Math sessions will run on Monday/Wednesday and ELA sessions will run on Tuesday/Thursday from 9-11 am. Students can sign up for both, for a total of four days each week. 
  • Virtual Math & ELA: Six week program from June 21-July 29. ELA sessions will run on Mondays/Wednesdays and Math sessions will run on Tuesdays/Thursdays for 90 minutes. Students can sign up for both, for a total of four days each week.
  • In-Person STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): Two week program from August 2-12. Sessions will run Monday-Thursday from 9-11 am. The middle school summer STEM may include lessons on topics like coding, robotics, astronomy, forces & motion, or fossils & rocks.
  • Attendance: Regular attendance is expected for this program.
  • Location: A location for in-person programming has not yet been determined, but will be finalized before registration begins. Likely locations are Rogers and/or Norup.
  • Safety Policies: All current safety policies and guidelines will apply to in-person summer school, including face mask requirements for all. 
  • Registration: Registration will take place May 10-21. Parents will register through a Google Form.

High School Summer Options: Grades 9-12

High School summer options will be held in person, for students in current grades 9-12. The program will focus on two options for students: Credit Recovery and Bridge to Algebra 2.

Registration Process for High School Summer School

Registering for the Bridge to Algebra 2 Course ONLY

If you are only needing to register your child for the free Bridge to Algebra 2 Course, email your child's name and grade to mistarhelp@berkleyschools.org.

Registering for Credit Recovery Courses

Registration is now open in MISTAR. View the registration instructions to get started. MISTAR can be used for Bridge to Algebra 2, if you are also registering for a credit recovery course.

Summer School Details

  • Credit Recovery Courses: Five week program from June 21 - July 22. Monday-Thursday, 8-10:15 am and/or 10:20 am - 12:30 pm. Courses should be selected in consultation with the school counselor, and will be accessed through the APEX online learning system. Many courses are available in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. This in-person program will be assisted, facilitated, and overseen by certified teachers. 
  • Bridge to Algebra 2 Course: Five week program from June 21 - July 22. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8-10 am or 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. This course is for any student in grades 8-11 who is currently enrolled in Geometry and would benefit from an opportunity to revisit Algebra 1 concepts prior to taking Algebra 2. Students who did not complete Algebra 1 at BHS, and instead moved from 8th grade math to Geometry, are encouraged to take this course.
  • Cost: The fee for credit recovery courses is $100 per class for Berkley School District students. The fee is $220 per class for out of district students. Any Berkley School District student who is eligible for free/reduced lunch will receive a reduced rate of $25/class. The Bridge to Algebra 2 course is tuition free. 
  • Location: All classes will be held at Berkley High School
  • Safety Policies: All current safety policies and guidelines will apply to summer school, including a face mask requirement for all.

2021 Summer Days Camp

June 21 - August 6, 2021
Monday - Friday
7 am - 6 pm

For students entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Program cost: $225 per week or $60 daily
Registration Fee: $60 or $100 for family

Join us this summer where campers will develop new relationships and set the tone for an amazing summer filled with in house field trips, fun, and friendships! Weekly themes include:  Jump into Summer Camp, Olympics Challenges, S.T.E.M., Animal and Creature Mania, Art Expo, International Adventure, and Water Extravaganza

Camp will be held at Rogers Elementary School, 2265 Hamilton, Berkley, 48072. For more information please contact Building Blocks at 248-837-8900.

Learn more about Kids' Zone Summer Days Camp and grab the registration forms on the Kids' Zone website

Summer Drama Camp led by the Berkley High School drama program director John Hopkins consists of multiple classes in different dramatic and performance techniques. The focus of the camps will be on skills, rather than production and open to all students in grades 6-12 in the 2021-2022 school year.

Session One
July 12-23, 2021
Mon-Fri, 10 am - 3:30 pm
including one hour “brown bag” lunch; 9-12 grade students optional off campus lunch

Session Two
August 2-13, 2021
Mon-Fri, 10 am - 3:30 pm
including one hour “brown bag” lunch; 9-12 grade students optional off campus lunch

$275/student per session

The final showcase that is normally on the final Friday of camp will be structured based upon the CDC and OCHD guidelines for COVID-19 safety.  Campers will either perform live for a small, ticketed audience or stream the performance (or both).  This determination will be made closer to camp dates.  

Masks and social distancing will be required throughout each camp session.

Questions?
Contact John Hopkins

PDF Document2021 Drama Camp Registration Form

Grades K-6
June 21 - June 25, 2021
9 am - 3:30 pm
Burton Elementary School
In-Person & Online

Camp Invention® is an exciting one-week summer camp for students entering 1st through 6th grades, designed to inspire creativity, inventiveness and critical thinking skills through hands-on activities and fun. Campers participate in five inventive modules each day which include disassembling old appliances, discovering simple machines and using parts to create new invention prototypes. Every program integrates science, math, history and the arts in the context of hands-on activities.

Camp Invention is a national STEM week-long camp held at Burton Elementary School. All students going into grades K-6 are invited to participate. 

Director: Barbara Lawrin
Email Barbara 
(248) 837-8659

Lexia & Dreambox Apps Continue All Summer

Berkley Schools invested in Dreambox (Math) and Lexia (ELA) for all elementary students.  Both DreamBox and Lexia will continue to be available for students in current grades TK-5 through August 2021. See the descriptions below for details on how your child can take advantage of these programs. Students are encouraged to begin participation in these programs beginning June 21.

DreamBox

DreamBox is a K-8 digital math program designed to complement the math curriculum. Rigorous and interactive lessons adapt to each student providing the ultimate personalized learning experience. Parents are able to set up parent access to a Family Dashboard that allows you to monitor your child’s progress  Set Up Parent Access on a School Account.  Independent research conducted by Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research shows that students who use DreamBox for just one hour a week improve their math scores by nearly 60% more than expected growth norms on benchmark and state tests. The recommended usage for DreamBox is 5+ lessons per week, approximately 15 minutes per day.

Lexia Core 5

Lexia® Core5® Reading provides differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades TK–5. Lexia’s research-proven program provides personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction and provides teachers with the data and student-specific resources they need for individual or small-group instruction. Core 5 Parent Letter and Core 5 Home Activities Sheet.

Building Specific DreamBox Websites

Early Literacy and Math Guides from the State of Michigan

Literacy Guides

Math Guides

Online summer enrichment programs are being offered to all students who were in grades 6-8 during the 2020-21 school year. See the descriptions below for details on how your student can take advantage of these free programs. Students are encouraged to begin participation in these programs beginning June 21. Enrichment programs are fully virtual and student paced with no subject area teacher support.

Math Enrichment

All Berkley students entering 7th-grade math, 8th-grade math, Algebra, or Geometry can participate in enrichment courses specifically designed to help prepare them for the next school year. These courses will primarily provide a review of the most important math concepts from this past school year in preparation for next year’s math class.

The lessons in each course are composed of content considered the highest priority of the grade and provide video instruction and participation in other learning activities. Students then practice those skills and receive feedback through Khan Academy. To participate in this math enrichment program students will join the course in Khan Academy that matches the math course they are currently enrolled in following the instructions below:

How to Join a Khan Academy class

  1. Go to the Khan Academy website
  2. Enter your class code and press "Add."
  3. If you don't already have an account, press "Create a new account." Enter your date of birth, then sign up using Google, your school email, or by creating a username.
  4. Enter your grade and course. Now you're ready to start learning.

Berkley Math Courses with Khan Academy

English Language Arts Enrichment

Berkley Schools is pleased to offer middle school students access to Lexia Power Up this summer. The program delivers targeted instruction and practice in the areas of Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension. After completing the placement assessment, students are given a customized plan for target instructional areas and weekly time recommendations. 

If interested in ELA enrichment, please complete this registration form by June 18th. For additional questions, please see the Lexia Power Up Parent Letter.

Summer is fun with the Michigan Learning Channel! 

Michigan Learning Channel will host thematic summer programing from June 21- August 15. Each week, two hours of grade level specific ELA and math programs will continue to support students in building their understanding of concepts while being centered around a core weekly theme.

Hands-on STEM activities, thematic PBS programs, physical activity, outdoor exploration challenges, virtual events and field trips will bring additional excitement and engagement to students across the state. A weekly activity guide will accompany television content and will include games, scavenger hunts and family activities to extend learning. 

WEEK 1: June 21-17, Animals 

WEEK 2: June 28-July 4, Across America 

WEEK 3: July 5-11, Sports and Games 

WEEK 4: July 12-18, Engineering 

WEEK 5: July 19-25, Our Stories 

WEEK 6: July 26-August 1, Great Lakes 

WEEK 7: August 2-8, Around the World 

WEEK 8: August 9-15, Space

Visit the Michigan Learning Channel website and follow @MichLearning on social media to find out more.

PDF DocumentMichigan Learning Channel Summer Fun Flyer