ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS for SUMMER 2016
3rd Grade Summer Reading Camp: Intensive reading camp for third grade general education, ESOL, and ESE resource students who scored a level 1 on FSA Reading. Instruction will include intensive reading instruction focused on developing phonics, oral reading fluency, comprehension of literary and informational text, and connecting reading and writing. The camp provides an opportunity to complete a reading portfolio or achieve a passing Alternative Assessment score.
ESE 3rd Grade Reading Camp (Separate Class): This intensive reading camp is for third grade VE Mild/ Moderate students who scored a level 1 on FSA Reading and receive their reading instruction in a separate ESE class. The focus of this program will include intensive reading instruction to develop foundational skills, oral language, vocabulary, and comprehension.
ESOL – Grades K-5: The ESOL program offers an intensive English acquisition curriculum with a focus on academic language in all content areas. The goal of the program is to deepen our ESOL student's academic language development through intensive hands-on activities while at the same time building their English oral language development.
ESY: ESE and related services provided to students with disabilities beyond the regular 180-day school year are called extended school year (ESY) services. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, school districts must provide ESY services if the student requires those services in order to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Only ESE students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) reflecting "ESY" may attend. The ESY Determination of Need form is used to determine eligibility by the IEP committee.
Migrant: PENDING FUNDING Students in the Migrant Program are eligible to participate in any of the various programs, such as: Grades 9-12 Online Learning for Credit Retrieval, and K-5 Enrichment Program that meets their academic needs. The Migrant Program will provide services, resources, and materials to support the students in addition to those offered by the District.
Title I CSI (Comprehension and Science Investigation) – Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, & 4 : CSI (Comprehension and Science Investigation) is an engaging, hands-on integrated science and reading program. All Pre-K through fourth grade will be using the Florida Standards curriculum. CSI will focus on science content, centered on themes with the practice of science, water cycle, weather, matter, and energy. Hands-on Foss and Delta experiments, iPad technology, problem-solving math questions, and writing will also be incorporated. The goals of this program are to strengthen reading and math strategies, as well as pre-teaching science content for the coming year.
Title I Project STEM- Present 5th graders going to middle school: Project STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a program where students identity a need, research a problem, design a solution, build and test a prototype, find problems and redesign and then communicate the solution. Each week students will work on Building a Super Sneaker, Designing Bridges, Building for Erosion Control, and Designing a Greener Cleaner. The goals of this program are to prepare students to collaborate with their peers and to learn about different engineering careers. These STEM activities will enhance their upcoming middle school experience while reinforcing the Florida Standards curriculum in math, science and ELA, along with iPad technology.
VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten): A child living in Volusia County may enroll if the parent has a valid 2016 Summer Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties. School district personnel cannot determine the eligibility for the VPK program. The program's instructional focus will address the following: physical development, approaches to learning, cognitive development and general knowledge, language communication and emergent literacy, and social and emotional development.
Title I SEA (Summer Enrichment Adventure) Lab – Grades K, 1, & ESOL K/1- Only at Discovery and Ortona Elementary sites: SEA (Summer Enrichment Adventure) Lab is a math and reading enrichment program that takes place two weeks in June. Students participate in hands-on math and science activities while researching informational text. This program also provides the opportunity for teachers to participate in a model classroom under the supervision of a lead teacher. Teachers will receive experience in small group instruction, center management, differentiation, and technology integration.
NOTE: Students in nearby Title I schools (Discovery and Ortona Elementary) may attend if parent's provide transportation. The program takes place Monday-Thursday, on June 13-16 and June 20-23 from 8 a.m.-11.am. Please call Gail Filson at 33211 for applications due to limited space.
STEP UP 2 STEM CAMP: Step Up 2 STEM is a summer program opportunity for students finishing their 6th, 7th and 8th grade years. The program aims for students to create STEM projects of real-world challenges. Students will research and design solutions to problems presented to them. This program allows students to grow in mathematical understanding along with Science and Language Arts. The program caters to all students with an emphasis on differentiation. This student-driven program is packed with fun and learning in a manner where students will be engaged and excited for each new day.
Driver Education: Provide students the opportunity to complete Driver Education during summer programs. Upon successful completion of the course, the student can earn .5 credits in Driver Education.
End of Course Summer Program - Algebra I EOC: Intensive camp for high school students who scored a level 1 or 2 on the spring state EOC test and passed the course during the regular school year. Instruction will include a review of the benchmarks tested on the spring EOC.
Jumpstart Biology: Engaging camp for rising 9th and 10th grade students who will be taking 9th or 10th grade Biology I in the fall and have passed Algebra I.
Secondary Credit Retrieval Online Labs: Secondary sites will host online credit retrieval courses for students who failed language arts, math, science, and/or social studies.
Volusia Virtual School HS Credit Retrieval: VVS will host two summer sessions for students needing a high school course for credit recovery in order to be eligible to graduate with the student's class. Session A: June 13-July 7, 2016; Session B: July 5-28, 2016. Students work in courses from any computer with an internet connection. Students are required to participate in proctored summative exams at a designated computer lab and will have access to face-to-face academic support, as needed. Students must submit an online application for each session. Students may only request one course per session. Go to www.volusiaonlinelearning.com for more detailed information.