2020 Summer Programs

PPI LogoStudents and parents might just be crossing off the days until we get to Spring Break, but at the Fort Zuwmalt Curriculum and Instruction Office, Summer has been the state of mind. Feb. 18 at the regular meeting of the Board of Education, summer programming was approved. Parents interested in any of the free programs Fort Zumwalt has to offer should keep an eye out for information from your child’s school about when registrations will become available. For now, though, we can help you save the dates for our summer school programs and for our summer STEM camps for grades 2 - 5. And be sure to check out the information below for students grades K - 12 to participate in new, free, online academies throughout the summer. #FZFightSummerSlide


JWaters, Curriculum

Tune in to the FORTiTUDE podcast for an overview of the programs available.                                                                                                    Summer School

Programs will run in two sessions
Monday - Thursday, June 3 - 30, 2020

Monday - Thursday, July 6 - 31, 2020 


   High School students can complete online credit recovery in Math, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. All coursework will be provided through the Springfield Public Schools Launch platform. More information will be available later this semester.

   Students can also complete Health or Personal Finance through Launch for credit attainment. Other coursework is available with counselor approval. Students may only complete one credit per summer.

   Middle School students can complete online credit recovery any semester they have failed in Math or English Language Arts through the online Launch program. More information will be available to eligible students later this semester.

   Elementary Summer Reading will run Monday - Thursday, June 8 - 25. Families of eligible students will be contacted later this semester. 

Elementary Summer STEM Camp
   Free camps are now available for students entering second, third, fourth or fifth grade in the fall of 2020. We ask parents to limit their child to one camp, creating opportunities for more students to participate.  More information on registration will be available from your elementary school later this semester. Camps will run from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday - Thursday during the following weeks. 

Session 1 will run from June 8 - 18. 
Sesson 2 will run from June 22 - July 1 (session is shortened by the July 4 holiday)

Virtual Academies
   Finally, Fort Zumwalt is excited to announce that it will partner with the Springfield Public School District to offer virtual Summer Academies to students in grades 1-12.  To participate, students will choose two academies in which to participate each session.

Session 1 will run from June 3 - 30, 2020.
Session 2 will run from July 6 - 31, 2020.

The following Academies will be offered:
Code Academy - Computer Coding (Grades 3-8)  This academy was created for all computer-loving kiddos. Students are assessed at their learning level and learn how apps and games are created, and they even have a chance to make their own video game! This academy is offered at both the elementary and middle school levels. 
Lexia Academy - Reading (Grades 1-5)  Lexia Academy learners use adaptive software that meets them at their current reading level. Students complete the course with enhanced skills and confidence 
Dreambox Academy - Math (Grades 1-5)  Students enrolled in Dreambox Academy are assessed on their current math skills and met at their learning level. They enhance their math skills through a variety of interactive curriculum 
Reading Plus Academy - Reading (Grades 3-12) Students roll their reading skills into this academy for increased reading independence, interest and knowledge enhancement. Reading Plus Academy is offered at the elementary, middle and high school levels. 
ALEKS Academy - Math (Grades 6-12)  Students enhance their math skills through this interactive math instruction. Learners are able to select from 6th grade math through trigonometry support. 

Please note: Middle and High School students will be allowed to utilize their own chrome books to participate in the Summer Academy sessions.  Any elementary student who wishes to participate will be provided a Chromebook from Springfield Public School District, if necessary.