• Academic Support is designed for students entering first through fifth grade who need the continuation of instruction during the summer to maintain and reinforce skills in reading, writing and math.

    Students will…

    • be grouped in similar age groups.
    • be instructed in small groups or one-to-one.
    • have the opportunity to use computers for practicing academic skills.
    • gain specific learning strategies to reinforce the learning within the classroom.
    • continue daily practice of fact fluency and computation skills.
    • participate in weekly assemblies to build a stronger sense of community.
    • spend part of their day in academic support with the option to spend the rest of the day in the SummerQuest recreation program.
    • be asked to commit to all four weeks of daily attendance in order to improve their academic success.
    • have access to the school library and participate in the St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Program.

    English Language Academic Support is designed for English Language Learners entering first through fifth grade who need the continuation of instruction during the summer to maintain and reinforce their skills. Students of similar ages work together in a supportive classroom environment. Students are instructed in small groups to increase English speaking, listening, reading, writing and acculturation skills. All children will have the opportunity to use computers for practicing academic skills. First- through third-grade students will attend class in the morning, while students entering fourth and fifth grade will attend class in the afternoon. Students are asked to commit to all four weeks of daily attendance in order to improve their academic success.

    Extended school year (ESY) is designed for special education students for whom extended year services have been identified in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Students who are eligible for ESY services have been identified by the Special School District and the School District of Clayton. Special School District case managers will work with parents of eligible students to determine if the ESY program is appropriate for the individual student. Case managers will then provide registration forms to the parents of students identified for ESY services and will work with the family to complete the registration process. ESY enrollment is separate from Elementary Summer Academy (ESA) enrollment. Both enrollment forms must be completed to participate in both programs.

    ESY students will work in this program from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day of ESA, except for students participating in SummerQuest. These students will transition with their grade-level classes at 11:05 a.m. to take the bus to Clayton High School.  Some of the ESY services may be offered through the ESA classes and programs, with the School District of Clayton and Special School District working in cooperation to provide a quality extended year experience for identified students. Participation in this program is based upon school and teacher recommendation and will be communicated with the families by the school. If you have questions about the ESY program, please contact Julie Engelhard in the Office of Student Services at 854-6023.