Weston Summer Academy Students Entering Grades 1 - 8
WPS will be offering a Summer Academy for math and reading for students entering grades 1 through 8. The purpose of the Summer Academy is to provide students with an in-person opportunity to continue to grow as readers and mathematicians.
The program will consist of two classes daily at each grade level: Math Workshop and Reading Workshop. Summer Academy will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 6 to July 29.
Please see the description of classes below, which will be taught by Weston Public Schools faculty and staff. The Summer Academy is open to all Weston Public Schools students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year, but space is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. We highly recommend Summer Academy for students who have received math and/or reading intervention services or other academic supports during the school year.
Summer Math Workshop: Students will strengthen math skills through engaging and enjoyable activities designed to increase confidence as students enter the next grade. Activities will review concepts from the previous grade that are most needed for success moving forward as well as developing mathematical reasoning and the enjoyment of math.
Summer Reading Workshop: Students will extend and reinforce the skills and strategies they have learned in order to prepare them for the next grade. This work will involve a blend of direct teaching, engaged discussion of text, written responses that deepen thinking, and a focus on the importance of reading stamina and volume during the summer months.
Grades: Students must be enrolled in grades 1-8 in the Weston Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Format: Classes will be in-person only. There will not be a distance learning option.
Instructors: Weston Public Schools Faculty and Staff
Class Sizes: 10-12 students
Location: Hurlbutt Elementary
School Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 6 through July 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Snack: Students may bring a snack for between classes. Whenever possible snack time will be outdoors or in the cafeteria.
Transportation: School bus transportation is available for drop off at 9:00 a.m. and for pick up at 12:00.
Cost: There is a $350 registration fee for the Summer Academy Scholarships:
Financial Assistance: For information regarding financial assistance, please contact June Curiano in the WPS Curriculum Office at 203-221-6555.
Refund Policy: Refunds for Summer Academy will be given, less a $25.00 administrative/processing fee, with withdrawal from any class on or before June 1.
Health & Safety Protocols: The Summer Academy will follow the guidelines set forth in the WPS Health & Safety manual. Students and faculty participating in the program will be required to wear masks.
Contact: If you have any questions, please email