Summer 2021 Learning Opportunities

PSD learning opportunities and community enrichment opportunities will be available to students this summer. Information will be posted when available. Please check back often!

 

PSD Learning Opportunities


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Registration for Poudre School District Summer School is now open to all high school students currently enrolled in a PSD school. All high school summer school classes are free this year.

Online classes, beginning March 8, are offered this spring to give students who are behind the opportunity to catch up by taking extra classes online while also taking classes in-person at school.

Interested students should check with their counselor to make sure they are signing up for the right courses. Students completing the 8th-grade this year may also take classes for high school graduation credit. Out-of-district students will not be accepted this year.

For information about sessions, courses and to register online, please visit the PSD Summer School website. 


Targeted Learning Opportunities for elementary students

Instead of traditional summer school, some PSD elementary schools offer Targeted Learning Opportunities (TLO)  or as after-school programs to current students. TLO programs may address students' needs for additional instruction and to meet achievement goals. Some schools may collaborate to offer academic interventions to students. If you're interested in TLO, please contact your child's teacher or school.

 

PSD STEM-X summer program for elementary, middle school students

Volunteer opportunities for high school and college students

STEM-X (formerly “STEM Institutes”) is a PSD Futures Lab summer program with a vision to create science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) confidence and competence in all students. The goal is also to integrate fields of study beyond STEM (like literature, art, music and social studies) since no discipline exists in isolation and all learning is interdisciplinary. 

  • When:  June 7-11 and June 14-18 
  • Who:  Elementary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-9) students who want to dive deeper into STEM 
  • What: Each class is held over one week. Most are either mornings-only or afternoons-only, which allows students to take up to two classes each week. Students may opt to attend one week or both. 
  • Applying: Applications will be available on the STEM-X website on April 2. Students must submit applications that include a recommendation from a teacher.
  • Cost: Fee-based with scholarships available.
  • High school and college student volunteer opportunities: The STEM-X Delta Force volunteers are a select group of high school and college students whose mission is to help create STEM opportunities for the next generation.

More information: STEM-X website   |   Submit a question about STEM-X


PSD 2021 Summer Music 

The 2021 PSD Summer Music program will offer beginning and intermediate classes July 19 through August 6 for students playing band and orchestra instruments. Due to construction at the comprehensive high schools, the advanced program will not be offered this summer.

For information about the different classes being offered and COVID-19 protocols, visit the PSD Summer Music website. 

 

Student career and college planning this summer

Summer is a great time for students to take action on career and college planning!

Students, 6th-12th grade, can acess Xello year-round to plan and do the following activities: 

  • Build resumes  
  • Prep for the ACT/SAT 
  • Create a four-year high school course plan  
  • Take career, skills and personality assessments 
  • Identify and research in-demand careers 
  • Find local scholarships  
  • Connect with local businesses and organizations to find job shadow opportunities, internships and apprenticeships.  
  • Research and apply for college

Did you know you can earn college credit in high school?  A variety of programs offer students both high school and college credit for select courses, as well as other academic and financial benefits!  Benefits of concurrent enrollment programs: 

  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education reports that, on average, participation in concurrent enrollment while in high school is associated with: 
  • An increased likelihood of enrolling in college immediately after high school, decrease in the likelihood of needing remedial education in the first year of college, and 
  • A higher credit hour accumulation, higher grade point average and greater retention in the first year of college. 
  • Learn more this summer about concurrent enrollment in PSD. 

 

Community Enrichment Opportunities


Program information is posted as it become available. Please check back!

If you have questions about a program, please reach out directly to the organization

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Poudre River Library District summer reading program

Kids and adults of all ages can take on the Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge 2021! Sign up begins June 1.