The Mehlville School District will once again host the Summer Acceleration program for elementary, middle and high school students who want to strengthen their academic skills or take some classes that might not be available during the regular school year. The biggest change for the summer of 2017 program—it will run five days a week instead of four. Another important change is the addition of transportation for middle school students. The Summer Acceleration program begins on Monday, June 5, and concludes on Friday, June 30.
The Elementary School Summer Acceleration will be held at Blades Elementary and Trautwein Elementary. Classes run from 8am until 3pm, with Y-Club being offered before and after school. The Summer Acceleration program is open to students who are entering kindergarten all the way up to students who are entering the 5th grade for the 2017-2018 school year. For 1st through 5th grade students, breakfast and lunch will be served, and transportation will be provided from their home school to their assigned Summer Acceleration school. Students will enjoy enrichment activities as part of their school day and there will be special theme days throughout the summer. For incoming kindergarten students, they will be assigned to either a morning session from 8am until 11am or an afternoon session from Noon until 3pm. Parents must provide transportation. Breakfast items can be purchased in the morning but lunch will not be served for incoming kindergarten students.
The Middle School Summer Acceleration program will be held at Bernard Middle School, with classes beginning at 8am and ending at Noon. Breakfast items will be available for purchase each morning. Students will have the opportunity to take remedial courses in math, science and communication arts. Enrichment classes will be offered to students who do not qualify for remedial work. Students can choose two enrichment courses that will each last two hours a day, or they can choose just one enrichment class which will last four hours a day. A welcome addition for the middle school program is transportation for District residents. Buses will pick students up from their regular middle school and drop them off after school. The VICC program will offer transportation for students who live in the city of St. Louis.
The High School Summer Acceleration at Mehlville High program gives students the opportunity to earn up to 1 full credit toward graduation requirements. The extension of the school week from four to five days and lengthening the total day make this possible. Students will have the option of attending a half day (7:30am-10:30am or 11am-2pm) or a full day (7:30am-2pm), resulting in the ability to take two classes this summer. The District will continue to offer lunch and in-district busing in the morning, mid-day (transition), and afternoon between Oakville High and Mehlville High. Courses must meet a minimum enrollment to be offered in a traditional format. If a course fails to meet this minimum, a virtual option will be available. Classes that reach maximum enrollment will have a waitlist. A list of classes can be found on the Oakville High and the Mehlville High websites.
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