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Pre-Registration For CH-UH Summer Programs Opens April 9

Apr. 8, 2021 -- In collaboration with community partners and District educators, CH-UH is rolling out exciting, comprehensive, and fun summer programming for students PreK-12.

The purpose of the CH-UH Summer Learning Program is to target critical academic skill building, support the health, wellness, and socialization of students and provide student engagement and enrichment activities. The full-day camp model fosters student academic confidence and independence while providing families an option for consistent, high quality summer learning in preparation for the 21-22 school year.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have naturally experienced academic regression, and the achievement gap has widened between students of color and white students, as well as students with disabilities and students without. The District’s goal is that by the end of the summer program, 100% of identified students will increase their reading and math levels by one grade based on MAP, or demonstrate proficiency on summer review of critical content.

PreK Tiger Cub Summer Camp
In the Tiger Cub summer camp, integrated (special education students & typically developing peers) PreK classrooms will focus on early learning standards, social experiences and play.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7-July 1
  • 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Gearity Elementary School
  • Capacity: 30-40 current Pre-K students

K-8 Tiger Camp
The Tiger Camp model focuses on the various aspects of student development: Academic, Social, Emotional, and Physical well-being along with mentorship and leadership. Campers will develop academic skills through daily activities focused on improving outcomes for math, reading, writing, and speaking. After a year of remote learning, the CH-UH Tiger Camp will encourage hands-on engagement, fun outdoor activities, and building positive relationships, skills, and routines that foster student readiness and success.

While select students may be required to attend based on academic performance during the 2020-2021 school year, Tiger Camp is open to any CH-UH enrolled student going into grades K-8 this fall. Students and families that are required to participate will be contacted by their school directly.

  • Monday-Friday, June 7-July 30
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (early dropoff 7:30 a.m., late pickup 5:30 p.m.)
  • Cleveland Heights High School
  • Register for one or multiple weeks (if participating voluntarily)
  • Transportation, meals & snacks provided
  • Cost: $25 per week (refundable deposit)

High School Credit Courses
The goal of the credit recovery courses is help current juniors and seniors get caught up and on track for graduation. Credit recovery courses will be delivered via Edgenuity as well as teacher-led courses. Courses for acceleration can be applied for via Credit Flexibility Application (deadline April 30).  

  • Monday-Friday, June 7-July 1
  • Session 1- 8:15 am - 10:30 am, Session 2- 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Cleveland Heights High School

Students with Disabilities
The purpose of Extended School Year services for students with disabilities is to prevent, or slow, severe skill regression caused by an interruption of special education services during extended periods when school is not in session. ESY services are provided to students where there is evidence of substantial regression and recoupment issues. The IEP team process and IEP team members determine the need for a student to receive ESY services on a case-by-case basis.

Social/Emotional & Health/Wellness Support
Social emotional supports will be made available for all camp participants, and school counselors and social workers will be available through Tiger Camp. The District’s summer meal program will also continue.

Community Partner Programs
  • Heights Middle School Shorts will offer a three-week film camp.
  • Heights Libraries will visit weekly for book clubs/circulation/summer reading.
  • Lake Erie Ink will offer multiple programs by grade-band (comic creation, creative expression, play writing, resume writing, etc.).
  • MetroHealth will operate the clinic and offer immunizations, well-child visits, sports physicals and management of chronic illness.
  • Yoga/mindfulness will be offered weekly (provider TBD).

How to Enroll
Pre-registration opens on April 9 via the links below. Pre-registration does not guarantee enrollment. A District representative will follow up with families who submit pre-registration within 1-2 weeks. At that time, families will receive forms and applications to submit for formal registration.

Pre-K Tiger Cub Summer Camp
K-8 Tiger Camp
High School Credit Courses

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