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MPS Summer Academy 2014 Questions & Answers
Program Information as of 2/19/14
Central Services - Rm. 127 Telephone: 414-475-8238 Fax: 414-475-8316
 
How does a student register for Summer Academic Programming?

Elementary:    Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 31, 2014 (M-TH)
Grade 11 & 12 High School Credit Recovery:    Wednesday, June 25 - Thursday, July 31, 2014 (M-TH)
Grade 8 Promotional:    Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 31, 2014 (M-TH)
Be the Change:    Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 31, 2014 (M-TH)
Special Education Extended School Year (ESY):    Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 31, 2014 (M-TH)
Community Assessment and Training (CATP):    Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 31 2014 (M-TH)
 
On Friday, July 4, 2014 all Summer Academy programs will be closed.
 
Elementary: students can register for a Summer Academy program at MPS Central Services, Room 127, or at one of our Summer Academy sites.
Grade 11 & 12 High School Credit Recovery: students should register with their school counselor or with the staff at the Office of Extended Learning Opportunities, Room 127, MPS Central Services.
Grade 8 Promotional Program: Principals must recommend MPS students for the Grade 8 Promotional program and registrations are completed by the student's current MPS school.
Be The Change: This initial transition program is designed for grade 8 students looking to boost core academic and social development skills prior to the start of the new school year. Priority will be given to students attending Vincent and Washington High Schools in the fall as incoming freshman. The program design allows previous participants to engage in college/career readiness and community service activities throughout their years of high school.
ESY: Students with special education needs should only be enrolled if the IEP team decides that the student needs summer placement to maintain skills gained during the year or if they were not able to be involved in job training due to scheduling conflicts during the school year.
CATP: Students with special education needs should only be enrolled if the IEP team decides that the student needs summer placement to maintain skills gained during the year or if they were not able to be involved in job training due to scheduling conflicts during the school year.
 
When do students register?
Registration begins at schools in mid-April and continues until the first day of each summer program. Seats are limited. Though registrations will be accepted until the start of summer academic programs, students will be accepted only in courses and/or sites where space is available.
High School: Late walk-in registration days (Seniors Only) are Wednesday, June 18 - Friday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Office of Extended Learning Opportunities, Room 127, Central Services.
 
Who should go to Summer Academic Programming?
Elementary: All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Grade 11 & 12 High School Credit Recovery: Students may enroll in the credit recovery program if they have previously failed a course required for graduation and want the opportunity to recoup the unearned credit.
Grade 8 Promotional Program: This promotional program is designed for MPS grade 8 students who have missed proficiency in 2 or less content areas. Students must be recommended by their MPS principal.
Be The Change: This initial transition program is designed for grade 8 students looking to boost core academic and social development skills prior to the start of the new school year. Priority will be given to students attending Vincent and Washington High Schools in the fall as incoming freshman. The program design allows previous participants to engage in college/career readiness and community service activities throughout their years of high school.
ESY: Students with special education needs should only be enrolled if their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) mandates extended school year services.
CATP: Students with special education needs should only be enrolled if the IEP team decides that the student needs summer placement to maintain skills gained during the year or if they were not able to be involved in job training due to scheduling conflicts during the school year.
 
What is the student day?
Elementary grades Summer Academy students will have a literacy block and math block between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday only.
Grade 11 & 12 High School Credit Recovery: students attend Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Students can enroll in two credit recovery classes to possibly recoup a total of 1.0 unit of credit. Each class is two (2) hours in length either 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grade 8 Promotional students participate in an academic program from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Be The Change students have an academic/social development program from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
ESY students attend a morning program from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
CATP: students attend the Central Services Food Service Site from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or any of the other job sites from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Thursday.
 
Where is it?
Elementary: Summer program sites are listed on the back of the registration form and are posted on the MPS Summer Academy portal page.
Grade 11 & 12 High School Credit Recovery: Hamilton High School located at 6215 W. Warnimont Ave.
Grade 8 Promotional Program: WI Conservatory of Lifelong Learning (WCLL) located at 1017 N. 12th St.
Be The Change: WI Conservatory of Lifelong Learning (WCLL) located at 1017 N. 12th St.
ESY: Elementary sites include: Elm, Gaenslen, and Victory. The middle/high school site is Vincent. Contact the Special Services Department for specific offerings available at sites.
CATP: MPS-Central Services food service program, MPSSC, and various community locations.
 
Cost?
There is NO cost for any morning Summer Academy program for students living in the city of Milwaukee. Costs may be incurred by ESY students who move at the end of the school year to a new school district. Additionally, the afternoon wraparound and recreation programs may require a program fee. Parents are encouraged to ask at the summer site or contact the Recreation Department, 475-8180, directly for further information about the before/after care programs.
 
Transportation?
Transportation is not provided for students attending the regular elementary summer program.

Summer Academy students enrolled at the Grade 8, Be the Change, or high school program will receive county bus tickets if they live beyond the two mile walk zone of their selected summer site. Parent/guardians must provide transportation to the Summer Academy site on the child's first day of attendance.

Most students enrolled in the ESY program will be provided door-to-door bus transportation. This includes a morning pick-up and mid-day departure.

Most CATP students in the OJT food service program are expected to provide their own transportation to and from their job site. City bus tickets may be provided to those students until they receive their first paycheck. Some CATP students may receive transportation to and from their job site if they are receiving vocational assessment. Detailed transportation information will be provided once students are placed.
 
Are students with special needs eligible for Summer Academy?
All students with special needs are welcome in the regular Summer Academy programs. Some students with special needs may be eligible for the extended school year (ESY) program if it is mandated in the student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Parents should contact their school's Special Education Supervisor for their child's special education program.
 
Additional Information
Additional information and summer resources can be found on the MPS website: http://mpsportal.milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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