How will you keep your students learning this summer?

On average, it is predicted that students lose about one month’s worth of learning over the summer. With online learning, you can provide your student with flexible opportunities to:

  • Keep their minds active & prevent summer brain drain
  • Earn or recover credits required for graduation
  • Free up space in next year’s schedule
  • Take prerequisites for AP courses
  • Explore a career interest
  • Study a world language
  • Practice their math and English skills
  • And more!

The best part? — They can accomplish all this without missing out on the family trip or spending time with friends during the summer!

Explore Our Summer Offerings

Over 150 summer courses!

During the summer, we offer online courses on over 150 different subjects. Students have 10 weeks to complete summer coursework at their own pace and will be supported along the way by a highly qualified, Michigan-certified online instructor who is an expert in their subject area.

With over 23 credit recovery courses, 6 world languages, and a wide array of career-oriented electives from computer programming to veterinary science, our course catalog has many options to suit any student’s needs.

Summer Course Catalog

 

For School Administrators

If you’re a school administrator looking to provide your students with more summer learning options, we can help. Learn more about how we can make your life easier and help you set up a cost-effective summer learning program at your school.

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Other ways to beat brain drain

In addition to our online courses, this summer we’re offering several non-credit-bearing, summer learning experiences for students, including:

Each of these programs is under $100 and offers students engaging, online lessons and materials to keep their minds active over summer break.

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Key Summer Dates

Online Summer Courses

Classes begin June 3, 2019
Last day to enroll/drop courses with refund June 28, 2019
Classes end August 9, 2019

 

Other Summer Programs*

Minecraft Online Summer Camp Link to calendar
Innovation Online Summer Camp Link to calendar
Social & Emotional 360 Access ends September 2, 2019
EdReady Math & English Access ends September 1, 2019

*Important Note on Refunds — Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds on our non-credit-bearing online summer offerings once the program has been started.

Credit Recovery

For students who need to recover credits for graduation, our Essentials courses are an excellent summer learning option. These courses are designed to create a highly supportive learning environment for students who need extra help in order to succeed Students can recover credits in over 23 different subjects including algebra, geometry, chemistry, biology, English language arts, history, economics, and more!
Essentials Courses

Credit Acceleration

Your students can strive toward graduation requirements — and free up space in next year's schedule — while still enjoying their summer. For self-motivated learners, taking online summer school courses can be liberating because it allows them to make progress toward their goals while studying at their own pace in time blocks that fit their busy schedules.
Summer Course Catalog

Math & English Support

Studies show that students lose up to 2 months of math and reading skills over the summer. One way you can mitigate the dreaded “summer slide” is through our affordable EdReady Math and EdReady English programs — which help students in grades 4-12 target knowledge gaps and master skills they find challenging in mathematics and English.
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Social & Emotional 360

Grades 3-12

A digital library of lessons for students and parents on social & emotional wellness.

Does your student need resources to help them manage their emotions and mental health? To understand the consequences of alcohol, drug use, and vaping? To learn more about respect and bullying? To better manage their time, stress, or nutrition?

This summer, you can support your child’s growth and maturation with Social & Emotional 360. With over 600 interactive lessons, this program helps students in grades 3-12 develop key social and emotional skills. Each student lesson is accompanied by a parent lesson to help you have smart conversations with your child on difficult topics.

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Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft Online Summer Camp

Grades 3-8

All they want to do is play video games. All you want them to do is learn. . . But what if you could both get what you want?

This summer, get your student learning with Minecraft. It’s a win-win scenario for parents with children who are hooked to their video game consoles.

In addition to gaining access to Minecraft: Education Edition for the summer, students will be enrolled in 4-week online learning experience that provides them with weekly challenges to investigate a Minecraft shipwreck, learn the basics of coding, and more!

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Innovation Online Summer Camp

Grades 6-9 

With content curated by the Henry Ford Museum

Do you have a curious student who’s always looking at the world and asking “What if. . .?” Are you looking for productive ways to harness that curiosity and hone their entrepreneurial spirit?

This summer, help them learn the habits of famous innovators and begin their personal journey toward innovation and invention with our Innovation Online Summer Camp!

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The Benefits of Online Summer Learning

Download the following infographics to learn about how online summer learning will benefit your students, as well as 4 types of courses your students can take this summer! Upon clicking on any of these infographics, you will be taken to a PDF version you can feel free to download and share.

10 Reasons Students Take Our Online Summer Courses

Top 10 Reasons Students Take Summer Courses: To learn more about a career interest — For example, we offer online courses in veterinary science, computer programming, medical terminology, astronomy, oceanography, and many more! To recover credits in a course they failed during a previous semester — We offer a special program called Essentials for online credit recovery students that provides them with extra support in their online courses To fulfill prerequisites, so they can begin AP courses or dual enrollment in the Fall To create more space in next year’s schedule, so they can take band, orchestra, choir, AP courses, or dual enroll To practice their math and English skills over the summer — Studies show that students lose up to 2 months of math and reading skills over the summer. With EdReady Math and EdReady English, they can keep their minds active, prepare for college, and either catch up to or surpass grade-level expectations To keep their world language learning skills fresh, so they don’t lose three months of practice over the summer To begin learning a new language — We offer 6 languages over the summer, including Spanish, French, German, American Sign Language, Japanese, and Latin To audit a challenging course they plan to take in the Fall — If students choose to audit a course, it will not count as a credit, but also will not affect their GPA To earn NCAA credits (for student-athletes) — Online courses that are NCAA-accredited can help student-athletes get ahead on college requirements over the summer, so they have more flexibility for balancing sports and school in the upcoming year To prevent summer brain drain — On average, it is predicted that students lose about one month’s worth of learning over the summer. Online summer courses help students keep their minds active during summer break!

4 Types of Online Courses Your Students Can Take This Summer

4 Types of online courses your student can take this summer. 1. Prerequisites: Summer learning provides a great opportunity for students to get ahead on prerequisites needed for next year's AP courses or dual enrollment. 2. Core requirements: If your student needs to recover credits OR simply wants to free up space in next year's schedule, they might benefit from taking a required core course over the summer. 3. Career Interests: Does your student have an interest in veterinary science? Computer programming? Astronomy? What about psychology or criminology? By taking an online summer course, they can learn more about one of their career interests. Explore our summer course catalog to see all 150 course options. 4. World Languages: Taking three months off during the summer can have a negative impact on student proficiency in a world language. One way for students to keep their language skills sharp during the summer is by taking online world language courses with a highly qualified instructor.

7 Ways Online Summer School Benefits Your High-Achieving Students

7 ways online summer school benefits your high-achieving students: #1 — By freeing up space in their schedules for next year's electives and dual enrollment: #2 — By allowing them to complete necessary prerequisites for next year's AP courses #3 —By keeping their language learning skills fresh, so they don't lose 3 months of practice #4 — By keeping their minds active and preventing summer brain drain #5 — By giving them maximum flexibility to fit summer learning into their busy schedules #6 — By helping college-bound student-athletes earn NCAA credits #7 — By giving them the opportunity to audit a challenging course they plan to take in the fall

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