2024 Berkley Schools Summer Programs

2024 Berkley Summer Learning Programs 

The Berkley Summer Difference program details and registration are now available for students TK-12. High School summer options will be held in person, for students in current grades 9-12. Classes will focus on Credit Recovery.


See program descriptions and registration instructions, below.

Elementary Program - Math & Language Arts + STEM

The Berkley Summer Difference Math & Language Arts program is intended for students currently in Grades TK-5 who need to maintain or grow in their academic achievement from the 2023-24 school year. Students who enroll in the program will have both math and language arts instruction throughout the summer program.

The elementary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program will focus on problem solving, engineering design and offer hands-on opportunities.

All classes will be taught in person by certified, highly-qualified elementary teachers. Depending on enrollment, multi-grade sections may be organized to better meet staffing needs. The summer program will be educational and enjoyable!

Program Details for Math & Language Arts

Program Details for Elementary STEM

Registration - Now Open!

Middle School Program

Students who just completed their 6th - 8th grade school year can participate in the Berkley Summer Difference program. All classes will offered in-person. Students have the option to take three types of classes: Math, English Language Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Availability of sections will be determined based upon registration.

The middle school summer English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics school programs are intended for students currently in Grades 6-8 who need to maintain or grow in their achievement.

The middle school summer STEM program is intended for any students interested in exploring STEM topics which could include Coding/Robotics.

Classes will be taught by certified, highly-qualified middle school teachers. Depending on enrollment, multi-grade sections may be organized to better meet staffing needs.

Program Details for Math & English Language Arts Classes

Program Details for the STEM Class

Registration - Now Open!

High School Program: Credit Recovery

The high school summer program will be focused on Credit Recovery Courses. Credit Recovery Courses should be selected in consultation with each student’s school counselor. Credit Recovery coursework will be delivered through the APEX online learning system, assisted, facilitated, and overseen by certified teachers. Students will complete the coursework in person. These courses are tailored to each student and are mastery-based, which means the length of time students must spend in Credit Recovery will vary and is dependent upon mastery of course objectives.

Program Details for Credit Recovery


Summer Drama Camp led by the Berkley High School drama program director John Hopkins consists of multiple classes in different dramatic and performance techniques. Drama camp is open to all students in grades 6-12 in the 2023-24 school year.

The Berkley Schools Drama Department announces three opportunities for summer programming for students interested in the dramatic arts. Registration is now open for the following sessions:

  • Session 1 - General Musical Theater Camp, June 24-28 for middle school students entering grades 6-8
  • Session 2 - Acting Camp, August 5-9, for middle/high school students entering grades 6-12
  • Session 3 - Musical Theater Camp, August 12-16, for middle/high school students entering grades 6-12

Drama Camp Details

  • WhenMonday-Friday, 10 am - 3 pm with a 45 minute lunch ("brown bag" lunch or off-campus lunch for high school students only)
  • Location: Berkley High School Auditorium, 2325 Catalpa, Berkley, MI 48072.
  • Tuition: $175/session payable via MISTAR Parent Portal. A reduced rate of $150/session if a student pays for more than one session at the time of initial registration.
  • Behavior/Attendance/Dismissal Policy: Students are expected to arrive on time and follow all provisions outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The instructor may dismiss a student from the program at any time for behavior deemed inappropriate, and tuition will not be refunded to students dismissed from the program.


  • Register now using the Drama Camp Registration Google Form
  • Payment is made through the MISTAR Parent Portal
    • Click on the SBA Info section on the left
    • Under Accounts, click on the words “Click Here to Access Online SBA Payments”
    • Choose your student
    • Under Item, choose how many Drama Camp sessions you signed up for
    • Click Add to Cart
    • Click Proceed to Checkout to complete the transaction

Contact John Hopkins