Time to PowerUP with APS Summer Programs

There is something for everyone this summer at APS!

Whether you are looking for a program so that your Pre-K child can adapt to a new school, extra help in math for a middle schooler, or even IB or AP preparation for your high-school age student, you are likely to find a summer program at APS that fits your needs. 

While it might seem early to think about summer plans, most of these programs have a cut-off date before Friday, April 15. Please be sure to read carefully for registration cut-off dates. 

“Our APS Summer Programs are designed to bridge the learning gap and help our students catch up, advance, and make progress toward graduation,” said APS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring. “These are safe and familiar spaces for growth and exploration. Our scholars can advance in math and science or prepare for the rigor of AP and IB courses.”

High school students have several enrichment opportunities depending on their needs and interests.  PowerUp with the Arts is available for those who enjoy music, dance, visual art, or theater. The programs are taught by experienced educators and they will also receive visits from local artists. PowerUp with the Arts will be held June 6 – 20 (Monday through Friday) from  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Midtown High School. You can find the sign up form here

Rising high school students as well as those already in high school can earn a full additional math credit for high school at the Science and Math Summer Enrichment Academy (SMSEA). This provides students with additional flexibility in their secondary experience by allowing them room in their schedule during the school year for higher-level course work and Advanced Placement classes in their program of study. SMSEA will be held at Midtown High School from June 1 – 30 (Monday through Friday) from  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You can apply to this program here before April 8, 2022.  

If your student isn’t quite ready for the most advanced classes, they may benefit from The AP/IB College Success bootcamp.  It prepares students for the rigor of AP and IB courses and provides guidance and practice for standardized college entrance exams, as well as college application guidance. Registration is open until April 15 on their registration portal here

It will be held between June 6 – 17 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Phoenix Academy. 

Level Up Math is a summer enrichment program that is available to all APS rising 7th and 8th grade students, who qualify. This program is offered by the APS Secondary Mathematics Department and provides access to higher-level mathematics course work during the summer so that students can engage with pre-requisite content standards. This program provides students with content-focused engagement around transitional standards in preparation for participation in either Accelerated Math 7B/8 or Algebra I.

Level Up Math is by invitation only and will be held  June 1-30 from  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Midtown High School. 

There are several opportunities for APS Pre-K and kindergarten students to become more acclimated with the transition to school. 

The Rising Pre-K  & Kinder Summer Transition Program (STP) offers high-quality instruction with a focus on language, literacy and math and is designed to reduce the achievement gap. It is available by teacher referral.

Rising Pre-K is for students who are age-eligible for Georgia’s Pre-K in the fall (4 years of age by September 1st) and whose home language is Spanish.

Rising Kindergarten is for students who are age eligible for kindergarten (5 years of age by Sept. 1) in the fall. 

Both programs will be held Monday through Friday, June 1 through July 13, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the following locations: 

Garden Hills (Rising Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Continental Colony (Kindergarten)

Barack and Michelle Academy (Kindergarten)

Scott ES (Kindergarten)

Heritage Academy (Kindergarten)

M. Agnes Jones ES (Kindergarten)

Peyton Forest ES (Kindergarten)

If you would like your rising kindergartner to become familiar with their new school, APS offers Kinder Camp. This is an opportunity for students to learn routines, become comfortable with the school environment, engage in social interactions with peers, and nurture skills to become Day One ready for kindergarten.  Students must be rising kindergarteners who are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall (5 years of age by Sept. 1).

Register here by filling out the form.  

You can find more information about these programs on our website: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/summeraps

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