Middle School Summer Program Guide

General Information

Middle school summer learning classes will be offered at Grassfield High School (GFH) and Western Branch High School (WBH).
GFH: serving students from CWM, GBM, GRM, HMS, HOM, IRM
WBH: serving students from DCM, JMS, OSM, WBM

Classes will be held 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Schools will be closed on Fridays and on Monday, July 4, 2022. Core academic classes are offered during ten-day sessions.  Enrichment classes are offered during a four-day session at each site. All classes are dependent on sufficient enrollment and the availability of qualified and appropriately endorsed instructional staff.

Student Conduct

Appropriate student conduct is vital to ensuring a safe, orderly learning environment.  Student conduct and policy guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year will remain in effect during all summer school sessions.  Since participation in summer school is not mandatory, students who present discipline problems while in transit to or from school, at bus stops, or while on school grounds are subject to disciplinary action.  Students who present discipline problems will not be allowed to continue attendance.

Attendance

Regular student attendance is expected during summer school sessions.  Attendance and tardy regulations will apply to summer school students.  As during the regular school year, schools are governed by school board policy that requires the student to attend the current session for a minimum number of days.  If the student fails to meet these requirements, he or she may not receive a passing grade for that session.  For middle school ten-day class sessions, this requirement means that a student cannot miss more than two days.  Students will not be excused to leave summer school early for vacation.

Transportation

Bus transportation will be provided for summer school students. Transportation will be limited and will likely be a designated neighborhood pick-up point. Specific bus schedules for all schools can be viewed on the Summer School section of Chesapeake Public Schools website beginning one week prior to summer school. Bus routes will be updated one week before the start of the second session.

Special Education

Special Education 

Monday, June 27, 2022 – Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Summer Special Education Program is for CPS students who currently receive special education services and were recommended for the program by their teacher. The program is designed to maintain the student’s skill development. Space in this program is limited.

English Learners (EL)

Monday, June 27, 2022 – Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The EL program is designed for CPS students in grades six through eight who are in the process of learning English as a second language and whose proficiency levels are 1, 2, or 3. Students will work in small groups to expand vocabulary and to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards will be covered.

Algebra Boot-camp (781ALBC)

Algebra Boot-camp is a non-credit bearing class designed for students who were enrolled in Algebra I in middle school who may want the opportunity to strengthen Algebra I essential skills for this class.