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Summer programs offer enrichment to counter learning loss

This summer will be an important time for many K-12 students in the Denver area, given the disruptions to learning caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Because school district summer offerings are limited, we will feature here various other summer programs being offered in the area. Here are three worth exploring:

Colorado FutureTEK’s SummerTEK 2021

SummerTEK 2021 Online is an exciting e-learning opportunity for high school students to explore  rewarding careers and acquire valuable technology skills in a supportive and user-friendly environment.  This summer we are offering the following four Cisco Networking Academy courses:  

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Entrepreneurship

See course descriptions at https://www.cftek.org/summertek/summertek-2021-online-courses 

  • Gain knowledge that positions you for future internships
  • Earn rewards and recognition for excellence
  • Become a member of the Cisco Networking Academy
  • Students who successfully complete SummerTEK are awarded HP e-Gift cards

Apply online at https://www.cftek.org/summertek/apply

Stanley British Primary School: Summer at Stanley

For students entering grades 3rd – 8th
7 weeks of full day sessions (8:30 am-3:00 pm)

From the website: Join us for a fun-filled summer on the beautiful 11-acre campus of Stanley British Primary School. The  specialty programs are for older children who are able to handle longer classes and more intensive  experiences. Students participate in the area of endeavor for the entire week(s). Classes are taught by a  talented team of Stanley BPS teachers and professionals. F0r the 2021 summer, students will be in  cohorts of 20 campers and will stay with their cohort for the entire week. 

Our specialty camps are designed to meet a wide variety of interests. Our teachers work hard to provide  stimulating, age appropriate, hands-on activities. Students have an opportunity to explore new  endeavors in a safe, supportive environment while having loads of fun! For the 2021 summer, students  will remain in the same classroom space for the full day with the same students. 

Fees:
Full Day – $25 registration fee 

Application: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1?ui=2&ik=db0d979d3d&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1698750401444746789&th=17932c7d602a9625&view=att&disp=safe

Logan Learning Lab 2021

A Program of The Logan School for Creative Learning

From the website: The Logan Learning Lab (the “Lab”) is a summer enrichment program of The Logan School for Creative Learning designed to provide unique, engaging experiences for underrepresented gifted students in the Denver metro area. There is a growing body of research demonstrating both the under-identification of and the dearth of tailored learning supports for gifted students from underserved backgrounds including African-American, Latinx, Native, immigrant, and low-income students.

This directly aligns with the mission of The Logan School, which is to provide an experience- based educational opportunity for gifted children of all backgrounds that allows each child to develop individually to his or her full potential. We are planning a 2-week summer intensive where Lab students can engage in hands-on, inquiry-based learning in a personal area of interest. Students will spend time on the Logan campus and out in the community. At the end, students will share their portfolio and other works with visitors at an “EXPO.”

Application: https://www.theloganschool.org/logan-learning-lab

 

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