Summer Programs

Summer Programs Overview

Volusia County Schools is offering comprehensive, rigorous summer programs. The summer of 2021’s robust academic offerings will be a mix of traditional brick-and-mortar and virtual options. A variety of programs will be offered in June and July for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Families will be notified by their schools in mid to late April if their child meets the eligibility requirements for the additional instruction during the summer. Teachers and school administrators follow set criteria such as test scores, grades, and classroom evaluations to determine if students will receive the extra assistance during the summer.

Summer Programs will give students an academic boost to make sure they are succeeding at their grade level and are well-prepared for next school year.

Elementary Programs for Summer 2021

Extended Summer Bootcamp: An in-person Extended Summer Bootcamp will be offered at Volusia County School’s 10 selected elementary schools (Blue Lake, Champion, Discovery, Friendship, Holly Hill, Orange City, Palm Terrace, South Daytona, Turie T. Small, Westside), based on state criteria, from June 15th-30th. Student hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. In addition, virtual tutoring will be available at the district’s 36 other elementary schools, from June 15th-30th within the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Individual schools will be sending invitations to eligible students during the month of April. 

3rd Grade Summer Reading Camp: Intensive reading camp is for 3rd grade students including ELL students, and students with disabilities receiving their reading instruction in the general education classroom who scored a level 1 on FSA ELA Reading, including students with a good cause exemption. The focus of this program will include intensive reading instruction to develop foundational skills, oral language, vocabulary, and comprehension. This camp provides an opportunity to work towards a reading portfolio and participate in the alternative reading assessment.

ESE 3rd Grade Reading Camp (Separate Class): This intensive reading camp is for 3rd grade students with disabilities receiving their reading instruction in a separate ESE classroom who scored a level 1 on FSA ELA Reading, including students with a good cause exemption. The focus of this program will include intensive reading instruction to develop foundational skills, oral language, vocabulary, and comprehension. This camp provides an opportunity to work towards a reading portfolio and participate in the alternative reading assessment.

ESOL – Grades K-5: Students will enhance their English language skills and enrich their academic vocabulary while using a computer software program, conducting a variety of a science demonstrations while integrating math, language, and vocabulary development activities.

ESY: Only students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) reflecting “ESY” may attend.  Eligibility for ESY is determined by the IEP team based on specific criteria. ESE and related services provided to students with disabilities beyond the regular 180-day school year are called extended school year (ESY) services. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, school districts must provide ESY services if the student requires those services in order to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

Migrant: Students will participate in the Summer Program that best meets their academic needs with additional support from a Migrant Advocate. The Migrant Advocate will encourage participation, and communicate with parents, teachers, as well as program administrators to ensure student success.

Title I CSI (Comprehension and Science Investigation) – Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5: CSI (Comprehension and Science Investigation) is an engaging, hands-on integrated science, reading and math program. Curriculum is aligned to the Florida Standards. This program prepares students to collaborate with their peers. CSI is designed to strengthen science, reading, and math skills. Hands-on experiments, iPad technology, problem-solving math questions, and writing are also incorporated.

Title I SEA Lab (Summer Enrichment Program) – Grades K and 1): This enrichment program allows students to participate in hands-on math and science activities while researching informational text. Instruction is provided by a lead teacher modeling best instructional practices in small group instruction, center management, differentiated instruction, and technology integration for other Volusia County School teachers. This program will take place during the month of June at Discovery and Longstreet Elementary Schools. Parents must provide transportation.

VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten): A child living in Volusia County may enroll if the parent has a valid 2021 Summer Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties. School district personnel cannot determine the eligibility for the VPK program. The child must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2021 and has not used their Certificate of Eligibility. The program’s instructional focus will address the following: physical development, approaches to learning, cognitive development, general knowledge, language communication, emergent literacy, and social/emotional development.

Secondary Programs

Algebra I Boot Camp: Intensive camp for middle and high school students who scored a level 1 or 2 on the spring state Algebra I EOC test. Instruction will include a review of the benchmarks tested on the spring EOC.

Driver Education: Provide students the opportunity to complete the Driver Education class during summer programs. Students can earn .5 elective credits in Driver Education and possibly earn their Operators License test waiver upon successful completion of the course.

ESY: Only students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) reflecting “ESY” may attend. Eligibility for ESY is determined by the IEP team based on specific criteria. ESE and related services provided to students with disabilities beyond the regular 180-day school year are called extended school year (ESY) services. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, school districts must provide ESY services if the student requires those services in order to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

Jumpstart Biology: Engaging and hands-on seven-day camp to enrich and prepare students who will be entering Biology I in the fall.

Migrant: Students will participate in the Summer Program that best meets their academic needs with additional support from a Migrant Advocate. The Migrant Advocate will encourage participation, and communicate with parents, teachers, as well as program administrators to ensure student success.

Secondary Brick and Mortar Credit Retrieval Labs: Secondary schools will offer two Summer credit retrieval labs for middle school and high school students who failed a Language Arts, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies course. Session A: June 10-30, 2021; Session B: July 6-29, 2021.

Title I Step Up 2 STEM: is a summer program opportunity for students finishing their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years. The program aims for students to create STEM projects of real-world challenges as well as having exposure to coding and robotics. Students will research and design solutions to problems. This program is aimed at providing a high-quality STEM experience. The program caters to all students with an emphasis on differentiation. 

Volusia Online Learning: Volusia Online Learning will host two Summer sessions for middle school and high school students interested in taking courses for original credit. A computer with an internet connection is required. Students are required to participate in Discussion Based Assessments (DBAs) with the virtual teacher. Students may only request one course per session. More information and the Summer application will be available at www.volusiaonlinelearning.com in May 2021. Session A: June 10-30, 2021; Session B: July 6-29, 2021.


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Department Contacts

Email: summerprograms@volusia.k12.fl.us

Phone:  (386) 734-7190 ext. 23520