Summer School

Summer school Do you want your child to continue learning, get ahead or catch up after this school year is over? Get summer school on your family's calendar! Park Hill Summer School provides free, fun opportunities to keep students engaged in their education. 

Park Hill Summer School will once again offer a full-day summer school program that includes transportation. Enrollment opens in late March, and applications are due May 10 to make sure transportation is available. Please check back here later for applications and more information on transportation. We’ll also be offering breakfast and lunch the way we do during the school year. 

Summer School Dates

Depending on snow days, summer school dates might change.

Current dates (and with one more snow day):

Elementary and middle school: June 10-July 12 (no classes July 4-5)
First high school session: June 10-June 26 
Second high school session: June 27-July 17 (no classes July 4-5)

Elementary Information

Elementary students will attend summer school at the assigned location for their 2019-2020 school, which means the new school boundaries are in effect (school boundary locator tool). Please check back here later for transportation information.

Depending on snow days, summer school dates might change.

Current dates:
Elementary and middle school: June 10-July 12 (no classes July 4-5)

The application will be available in late March. 

Elementary summer school hours vary by building. 

  • Regular-start buildings run from 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
  • *Early-start buildings run from 7:25 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Students Summer School Locations
Chinn and Hopewell*

Chinn*
English Landing and Southeast

Southeast
Graden

Graden
Hawthorn and Prairie Point

Hawthorn
Line Creek*

Line Creek*
Renner*

Renner*
Tiffany Ridge

Tiffany Ridge
Union Chapel

Union Chapel

Middle School

All students who will enter sixth through eighth grades in the fall will get an opportunity to experience summer school at Lakeview Middle School. Middle school summer school times are 7:25 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. The application will be available in late March. Please check here later for information on transportation.

Depending on snow days, summer school dates might change.

Current dates:
Elementary and middle school: June 10-July 12 (no classes July 4-5)

Electives
  • Breakout: Students will work in teams to solve and design Breakout puzzles. In preparation for the Breakout task, students will study soft skills such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving. Students will solve and study the Breakout Education boxes and then work in teams to create their own Breakout puzzles

  • Art: Students will learn how drawing and color theory are related, why learning how to draw is important to art, why color theory is important to art, how color can be used effectively in a composition, how artists manipulate the principles and elements of design to create illusions, and how various art concepts can be combined to create new artworks.

  • Rocketry: Students will learn how rockets work, including how force, motion, friction and a myriad of other factors affect the flight pattern of a rocket. The students will use different types of projectiles that will allow them many different hands-on experiences, culminating in the building and launching of an Estes rocket.

  • Mission Possible: In this course, students will use scientific knowledge, creativity and active experimentation to solve seemingly impossible challenges.

  • Team Sports and Games: Students choosing Team Sports and Games will learn why it is important to have a basic understanding of the rules for team sports, how success is defined and measured in a team sport, and the characteristics that are necessary for an individual player to be a part of a successful team.

High School Information

All high school courses will be held at Park Hill South High School from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Earn your required physical education credit online in Park Hill Summer School! 

Depending on snow days, summer school dates might change.

Current dates:
First high school session: June 10-June 26
Second high school session: June 27-July 17 (no classes July 4-5)

The application will be available in late March. Please check here later for transportation information.

Credit Options (courses will be offered based on enrollment):
  • Foundations of Fitness (PE) online or in-person
    The online course must be taken both sessions and will result in one full unit of physical education credit.
    The in-person course can be taken for one session or both sessions. Completion of one session earns half of a credit; completion of both sessions earns one credit.

     
  • Design and Draw
    Design and Draw must be taken both sessions and will result in one full unit of fine art credit.
     
  • Music for a Lifetime
    Music for a Lifetime must be taken both sessions and will result in one full unit of fine art credit.
  • 12th Grade Constitutional Government/Economics
    12th Grade Constitutional Government/Economics must be taken both sessions and will result in one full unit of social studies credit.
  • 9th Grade Pre-Algebra
    Pre-Algebra must be taken both sessions and will result in one full unit of elective credit.
  • Online-Blended Health
    Online-Blended Health may be taken session one or session two and will result in one half credit.
  • Online-Blended Personal Finance
    Online-Blended Personal Finance may be taken session one or session two and will result in one half credit.
  • Online-Blended ACT Prep
    Online-Blended ACT Prep must be taken both sessions.
  • Online-Blended American History
    Online-Blended American History must be taken both sessions.
  • Online-Blended Creative Writing
    Online-Blended Creative Writing must be taken both sessions.
  • Online-Blended Enriched English Language Arts 3
    Online-Blended Enriched ELA 3 must be taken both sessions.
  • Online-Blended Government/Economics
    Online-Blended Government/Economics must be taken both sessions.
  • Online-Blended Marketing Concepts
    Online-Blended Marketing Concepts must be taken both sessions.
  • Online-Blended Marketing Internship
    Online-Blended Marketing Internship must be taken both sessions.
  • Online-Blended Psychology
    Online-Blended Psychology must be taken both sessions.

ESY

IEP teams arrange for students to participate in the K-12 Extended School Year. Contact the special services department at (816) 359-4032 for more information about the ESY program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which students would benefit from summer school? 
Whether your child wants to work ahead or needs extra help, summer school has something for every student.

How do I turn in my child's enrollment form? 

Students are assigned to the school they will attend in the 2019-2020 school year. After the application is available in late March, please complete and return an enrollment form to either your current Park Hill school or your assigned school. The boundary locator tool can help you locate your assigned school.

When is my enrollment form due?
To make sure transportation is available, we needed enrollment forms by noon on May 10. Please check this page in late March for the application.

How does transportation work during the summer?

Please check back here later for information on transportation

How do lunch and breakfast work during the summer? 

Breakfast and lunch will be available for students to purchase during summer school.

Elementary school meals Prices
Breakfast 
$1.25
Lunch 
$2.40
   
Middle school and high school meals
 
Breakfast
$1.50 (regular)
$1.75 (premium)
   
Lunch
$2.85 (regular)
$3.30 (premium)
 
Beverages  
Milk
$0.50
Juice  
$0.40

Meal Payment Options
If your student plans to purchase breakfast or lunch, please make sure money is in your child’s account. You can make payments at your school or online through SchoolCafe.com. If a parent needs assistance or their student’s ID number for setting up an account, they can contact Susan Weaver.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefits
Students who receive free or reduced-price meal benefits during the school year will continue to receive those benefits during summer school. If you have any questions, please contact Park Hill Nutrition Services at (816) 359-4090.

For new district students or students from other districts who are attending summer school, an application for free or reduced meals is available online or complete the paper application. The completed application can be mailed or dropped off at one of the summer school buildings. This must be done prior to the end of May in order for qualified families to receive benefits on the first day of summer school.

If you already have a student in the district who is approved for free or reduced meal benefits and you have an incoming kindergartner who will start school this fall and attend summer school, you don’t need to fill out the form again. Please contact the Park Hill Nutrition Services by calling (816) 359-4090 or emailing Susan Weaver, and provide the name of the incoming kindergarten student as well as any other siblings in the household who are currently on the program. You must do this in order for the kindergarten student to receive the same benefit as his or her older siblings.

How do I arrange for my child to receive his or her medication during summer school?
Fill out a medication form (PDF) and include it with your application. 

Where do I find information about school-age child care?
We are offering Pre-K Summer Adventure for children entering kindergarten and Summer Day Camp for children entering first grade through eighth grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Depending on snow days, Pre-K Summer Adventure runs from June 10 to July 12, and Summer Day Camp is from June 5 to Aug. 9. Registration opens March 26 for both programs. 

For information about Pre-K Summer Adventure or Summer Day Camp, see the school-age child care page.