Not all MPS students will have a leisurely summer. Summer school classes begin on June 25 for high school students in Milwaukee Public Schools. Students in elementary, middle and K5-8 begin summer classes on June 28.
This year, 69 elementary schools, six middle schools and 11 high schools are offering summer school classes. Most bilingual elementary sites are offering bilingual services. There is also one high school offering English as a Second Language (ESL) summer school classes and two schools offering grade 8 promotional summer school classes. Summer school classes run for five weeks. The curriculum will focus heavily on enhancing science, literacy, math and vocabulary skills.
Elementary, middle and K5-8 classes start at 9 a.m. and run until noon, with an optional afternoon recreation program available at most sites.
High school, Grade 8 promotional program and ESL classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Grade 8 promotional program is available to MPS students who require academic intervention to enable transition to high school. High school summer school classes consist of course recovery classes that help ensure graduation for all students.
Last summer, more than 10,000 students benefitted from MPS summer school. MPS summer school is not limited to only Milwaukee Public Schools students; summer school options are available to non-MPS students and suburban families. Registration for summer school is ongoing until June 25. Elementary students may be registered by walk-in registration at MPS Central Services, 5225 West Vliet Street, Room 133. High school students with transcripts can register at Central Services in Room 261 until June 25. All students being registered for summer school after June 25 should go to the schools.