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2024 Online Summer Learning Program

JIA is providing an extended learning experience for all Jenison Public School students, offering activities and digital lessons which promote academic engagement during the summer.  Families must sign up for participation by Tuesday, June 18, 2024.  If you have any questions regarding the online summer learning program, please email [email protected] or call (616) 457-8477.


Who? 

Incoming Kindergarten - 12th Grade Students Enrolled Full Time at JPS


What? 

No Cost, 100% Asynchronous Online Learning Experiences


When?

July 8 - August 2, 2024


Where?
JIA’s Blackboard Site (jpsonline.blackboard.com)
Click here to sign up.
SIGN UP BY TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024!

Program Offerings


GRADE
K


 Read Aloud Adventures

Get incoming kindergarteners excited for school through this Read Aloud Adventure series.  This course is designed to spark a love for reading and learning in kindergarteners.  Each week will bring a new story for children to listen to with exciting activities that follow. Not only will students experience the joy of storytelling, but they will also be introduced to topics they will be learning in kindergarten through fun stories. Get a head start on the kindergarten excitement through this summer course.


GRADES
1 & 2


 Super Summer Scholars

Students can maintain academic momentum this summer through this four week academic adventure, Super Summer Scholars.  Each week will bring a fun, new learning experience with engaging activities and fun ways to practice learned skills. Make this summer a season of growth where students can sharpen their academic skills while having fun! 



GRADES
3 - 5


Unlocking the Power of STEM:
A Literacy Adventure

In this fun and interactive course, students in grades 3-5 will explore the awesome connection between STEM and literacy. Through cool experiments, stories, and exploration, they'll learn how to use science, technology, engineering, and math to make reading and writing even more exciting. Get ready to discover how STEM can take your literacy skills to the next level and bring a whole new level of fun to your learning journey!



GRADES
6 - 8


 Exploring Your World

In this online course, students will explore the world around them through analysis, inquiry, and exploration. By completing fun interactive activities, they will study the environment around them from a micro to a macro level.  Students will develop their writing skills, apply math concepts, and utilize scientific inquiry while they learn about different facets of the world around them.



GRADES
9 - 12


 Get Ready for the Digital SAT/PSAT!

This course will guide students through the process of preparing for the online SAT and PSAT tests using Khan Academy, test-taking strategies, and Bluebook - the program that is used for College Board testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Every student who is enrolled will receive an account in Blackboard via email.  This will be sent to both the student and parent the week prior to July 8. The course is available in Blackboard and consists of four weeks of digital lessons created by JIA teachers. Each Monday, the teacher will post a video announcement in Blackboard providing a learning challenge with instructions.  There are no graded assignments, but students are encouraged to complete the tasks and share.

Will the online teacher be available to students and parents?

Yes. Teachers will have their contact information available throughout the four-week program.

What if my child misses a week?

Students may work at their own pace. A new weekly folder will be available within Blackboard each Monday, and students may access and complete the learning activities at their convenience.  If a week is missed, students may go to the previous week's material - the coursework is not graded in this program.

Will my child need to use technology?

Yes. Blackboard can be accessed on the internet, or students can download the app on a tablet or smartphone as well.

Will my child receive any credit for participation in the summer learning program?

No, this experience is voluntary and intended to provide access to learning opportunities over the summer.

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