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Summer Academic Programming Letter/FAQ

If you are interested in attending summer academic programming, please fill out this survey. This survey is not a guarantee that you will receive a spot in summer academic learning. Capacity is limited and priority will be given to students in priority categories (low MAP scores, below or approaching on previous TNReady exams).


Please fill out the survey no later than Friday, 4/9/21.


Campuses will reach out to families and notify them of their acceptance to the program or the program waitlist by Friday, 4/23/21. We are planning to accommodate as many families as possible.


Summer Learning Program FAQ


What will my student’s day look like?

Students can begin arriving at 7:30. They will have breakfast and begin classes at 8:00. Throughout the day, students will receive instruction in reading and math, small group intervention services, and STREAM. Students will also have a lunch break and one hour of play/physical activity. Students will be picked up at 3:30.


Will COVID precautions be in place?

We are currently planning to follow all COVID guidelines in place for students who are learning in-person. You can learn more about our current procedures and practices here. If we update those guidelines, we will let parents know.


What does this program cost?

This camp is free for all eligible students.


Does my student have to wear a uniform?

No, your child does not need to wear a uniform.


How big will the classes be?

Our goal is to maintain a class size of around 13 for each cohort.


Who is eligible for summer programming?

The state has asked schools to give priority to students who have scored below or approaching on previous TNReady tests or performed below average on a universal screener. MSE is considering both prior TNReady performance and MAP testing data when prioritizing students for enrollment in summer programming.  


Why should my student attend this program?

This program is intended to provide students with additional support and learning time to make up for the learning loss that may have occurred as a result of the pandemic. This program will be an opportunity for your student to get in-person instruction to reinforce skills from this year so that they are prepared for next year.


Is attendance mandatory?

Attendance is not mandatory. If your student is offered a spot and does not want to attend, you are free to decline participation. 


Does my student need to attend the whole program?

Yes; if you sign up for the program, we ask that you bring your student to school everyday of the program. 


Who will teach my student?

The MSE summer learning program will be staffed by certified teachers from across the MSE network.


Will my student get grades?

No, students will not be graded. They will take a pre and post assessment to measure growth.


Who can I contact if I have questions?

Please reach out to your campus front office if you have questions about summer programming.