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Summer School

Summer School allows all students an alternative means to achieve the success resulting in successful completion of state and district level requirements. Summer School will help reduce the learning gap and provide the opportunity for students to recover failed credits. Summer school will emphasize core subjects such as Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, while developing the mindset to work hard and smart in school. Coursework will be computer-based labs and face-to-face instruction.

  • Face to Face Instruction (Attendance and completion of work are needed to earn credit)
  • Option for Computer base curriculum (Attendance and 100% completion of course are needed to earn credit)
  • Experiential Field Trip Opportunities through Wilderness Inquiry (Attendance and completion of work is needed to earn credit)

Some important things to keep in mind:

Teachers are hired based on enrollment. It is very important to preregister students for Summer School. 

We try to schedule every student in Face to Face courses; if we are unable to hire staff to teach that course, we will slot students into digital courses. 

Students who attend a Non-Minneapolis Public High School but are Minneapolis residents can attend MPS Summer School.  A Continuous Learning Plan developed in conjuction with Minneapolis ALC Staff will be required.

Students will need:

  • Credit evaluation from their current school counselor.  
  • Proof of Minneapolis residence. 
  • Come in with their parents on the first day to sign paperwork. 

You can email the credit evaluation, site preference or questions to Aaron Gerhardt, ALC 9-12.

SITE LOCATIONS - 
Edison, Washburn, Longfellow

Dates and times coming soon!

Experiential Learning with Wilderness Inquiry is another credit recovery option. 
During session 1, students have the option to sign up for an experiential program INSTEAD OF face-to-face and online courses. Choosing one (or two) of these options means the student cannot enroll in other courses for session 1. These programs are an alternative, active, hands-on way for students to recovery credits instead of inside of a classroom. 
 
There are three choices:
Adventures in the City: Science 
  • This program will be worth one quarter credit in Science
  • The program runs during a week of session 1 from 8:30-1:00
  • Students will be outside almost the whole time, canoeing and hiking is involved!
Adventures in the City: English 
  • This program will be worth one quarter credit in English
  • The program runs during a week of session 1 from 8:30-1:00
  • Students will be outside almost the whole time, canoeing and hiking is involved!
Apostle Islands Base Camp and Kayak Tour 
  • Overnight camping in Voyageur’s national park
  • Students can earn 1 quarter credit in English or Science.  
  • This is a challenging but very rewarding outdoor experience!

For more information, contact Aaron Gerhardt at aaron.gerhardt@mpls.k12.mn.us or call 612-668-0439.