• ACPS Wraps-Up Successful Elementary Summer Learning Program

    Five School Sites Hosted Students to Help Sharpen Academic Skills

    Allegany County Public Schools offered in-person summer learning programs for students beginning at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year through July 14, 2022. These programs afforded students the opportunity to extend their learning and ensure readiness for the next grade level. ACPS provided all of the necessary learning materials as well as lunch.

    Five ACPS sites hosted the summer learning programs: Cresaptown Elementary School servicing students from Cresaptown, Bel Air, and West Side; South Penn Elementary School servicing students from South Penn, John Humbird, Flintstone, and the Judy Center; George’s Creek Elementary School servicing students from George’s Creek, Westernport, and the Judy Center; Frost Elementary School servicing students from Frost, Beall, and Mt. Savage; and Parkside Elementary School servicing students from Parkside, Cash Valley, and Northeast.

    During the 2022 elementary summer learning program, students were instructed by highly-qualified ACPS teachers. Sessions focused on teaching structured lessons in reading and math, and teachers utilized an interactive approach to engage student learning. Students especially enjoyed learning Legos and participating in robotics lessons. Daily outdoor physical activity was also included as a part of each session.

    According to one young student, “My favorite part is robotics, I really love that!”, while another stated that they just “really enjoy learning”. ACPS appreciates the dedication of students and families to extend learning during the summer to give students the extra benefit of sharpening their academic skills in preparation for the 2022-2023 school year.

    ACPS also offered a middle school summer program that allowed students to receive instruction from ACPS teachers in English/Language Arts, math, and an enrichment activity that included physical education, art, music, STEM, and social/emotional learning. At the high school level, the school system offered extended senior school for students that were 1-3 credits short of graduation requirements; credit recovery summer school for any high school student that failed a course; and original credit summer school in the areas of physical education, health, and personal financial literacy.