Promising Scholars

Promising Scholars Summer Program

 

The new Promising Scholars summer program offers students a fun, free and academically enriching experience this summer.   

Each summer camp will offer a mix of classroom learning; science, technology, and art activities; physical activity, and other fun experiences, with a full-day schedule for rising Kindergarten through 8th-graders and a half-day for rising 9th- through 12th-graders.

We are also will offer opportunities for summer learning to students entering kindergarten next year, and will share additional information about that program soon.


Students playingAlthough academic work will not be graded, students will have an opportunity to get caught up academically before the 2021-22 school year begins. High school students will have some credit recovery options as well as college and career readiness opportunities, while the half-day schedule for their sessions will still allow time for summer jobs.

Registration Deadlines

  • May 7: Registration deadline for Promising Scholars
  • June 11: Registration deadline for Credit Recovery

Details

  • Program begins June 7
  • Families are able to select a preference for school location, based on availability, though transportation will only be offered for those who attend a summer camp at the school assigned by the district. 
  • Masks will be required of all students and staff, and social distancing will be accommodated as much as possible. The student-teacher ratio in grades 1-8 will be no greater than 13 to 1.
  • For English Learner families: Download a Frequently Asked Questions document

If you have any issues registering through this system, please contact the Family Information Center at 615-259-4636 or email the Family Information Center. Students must be currently enrolled in MNPS or a district charter school that participates in the Smart Choice enrollment system to register online for this program. Students who attend charter schools that do not participate in this system will enroll through their schools. 

Families will be able to select a preference for school location, based on availability, though transportation will only be offered for those who attend a summer camp at the school assigned by the district.  

Masks will be required of all students and staff, and social distancing will be accommodated as much as possible. The student-teacher ratio in grades 1-8 will be no greater than 13 to 1.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the program dates and hours?  

A: Each program runs Monday through Friday, from June 7th to July 2nd

Hours are:

  • Rising K8am - 3:15pm

  • Elementary School: 8am – 3:15pm

  • Middle School:9am – 4pm

  • High School:7am-11am

 

 

QWhat time can I drop my child off?  

A:  Bus transportation will only be offered for those who attend a summer camp at the school assigned by the district. For families who plan on dropping their child off at schoolstudents will be allowed in the building at the following times:

  • Rising K:7:45am

  • Elementary School:7:45am 

  • Middle School: 8:45am 

  • High School:6:45am

* Some sites will provide before- and after-care. 

*All students must be picked up at the end times listed above.

 

 

Q: What types of activities will my child participate in? 

A: The new Promising Scholars summer program offers students a fun, free, and academically enriching experience this summer. Each summer camp will offer a mix of classroom learning,literacy, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), physical activity, and other fun experiences.

 

 

Q:Will students work on subjects and areas specific to their individual needs? 

 

A: Yes, all students will receive RTI (Response to Intervention).

 

 

Q: What COVID precautions will be implemented? 

A: Masks will be required of all students and staff, and social distancing will be accommodated as much as possible. The student-teacher ratio in grades K-8 will be 13:1. Metro Schools has partnered with Meharry Medical College to offer no-cost COVID-19 rapid testing as an option for all students and staff. Students who opted in already through their schools will continue to be enrolled in this program unless they opt out. Families who would like to opt their students in can do so at backsafely.org.

 

 

Q: Can parents come eat with their children?

A:No. Because Covid-19 protocols are still in placeparents and visitors are not allowed to come in for lunch. 

 

 

Q: Will there be a nurse to support medication and injury/illness?

A: Yes.Each site will have a nurse available for support with illness, injury, and medication administration. Medication administration forms are located at each Promising Scholars site. Please see the Lead Teacher at your site if your child has doctor-ordered medication that needs to be taken during program times.

 

 

Q: Will schools still provide lunch for the public

A: All Promising Scholars site will provide breakfast and lunch to studentsMNPS will also have 8 food box sitesfor more information, please visit the Community Achieved page for more information.  

 

 

Q: Will my rising Kindergarten and 7th grade students be able to participate without an updated immunization certificate?

 

A: Yes, but they will be required to have their records updated for the 2021-22 school year prior to August 10, 2021.Families are encouraged to fax, email, or bring in a copy of their child’s updated TN Immunization certificate to ensure a smooth transition to the start of the school year. 

 

 

Q: Who can I contact at the site if I have questions? 

 

A: Each Promising Scholars site will have a Lead Teacher and CounselorThe welcome letter provided by your assigned site will have the Lead Teachers contact information. 

 

 

Q: What if my child needs to be absent? 

 

A: Attendance is not mandatory, but it is vital. Please notify your student’s teacher as soon as possible if the student will be absent. Students who miss five days or more without parent notification may be dropped from the program.

 

 

Q: What items will my child need to bring with them daily? 

 

A: Students should bring their laptop and charger to school each day. 

 

 

Q: Is my child required to wear SSA? 

 

A: No. Students are not required to wear standard school attire. However, the district clothing policy will still apply. 

 

 

Q: What is the code of conduct? 

 

A: The 2020-2021 MNPS Student Handbook, along with the discipline codes and procedures, will continue to be adhered to during the summer learning program.

 

 

Q: Can my child bring their cellphone?

 

A: Yes. Students may not use personal technology during instructional periods except when used as an aid to instruction, at the discretion of the classroom teacher and building administrator. A student who brings his/her device to school does so at his/her own risk. No searches or investigations will be conducted for lost or stolen devices. 

 

 

Q: Can my child bring treats or birthday goodies? Can I drop off treats or birthday goodies?

 

A: No outside food, other than the child’s personal lunch, can be brought to the summer learning program.

 

 

Q: How will a typical day look for my student? 

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Q: Where do I find the bus route information?  

A: Bus stop information will be available starting on May 24, 2021. Visit Find My Bus Stop or contact the MNPS Family Information Center at (615)259-4636 to find your assigned bus stop. Remember to be at your stop 10 minutes before pickup time. 

Students who apply after May 72021, may not be assigned to a bus route until a later date. If your child receives special education transportation as outlined in their IEP, they will be contacted by the special education bus driver.

 

 

Promising Scholars Details by Grade

Grades K-5

8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. June 7 to July 2

Program will be held at these elementary schools: Amqui, Bellshire, Norman Binkley, Carter-Lawrence, Charlotte Park, Robert Churchwell, Cole, Hattie Cotton, Cumberland, Dodson, Eagle View, Thomas Edison, Fall-Hamilton, Glencliff, Gower, Alex Green, Haywood, Hermitage, Inglewood, Joelton, Jones Paideia, Tom Joy, Henry Maxwell, J.E. Moss, Napier, Neely’s Bend, Paragon Mills, Park Avenue, Rosebank, Shwab, Stanford Montessori, Sylvan Park, Tusculum, Una, Warner, Ida B. Wells, Whitsitt

Grades 6-8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 to July 2

Program will be held at these middle schools: Margaret Allen, Antioch, Apollo, Jere Baxter, Bellevue, I.T. Creswell, Croft, Donelson, Dupont-Tyler, Goodlettsville, Haynes, H.G. Hill, Isaac Litton, Madison, Thurgood Marshall, McKissack, McMurray, Rose Park, Stratford, West End, Wright

Grades 9-12

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 7 to July 2

Program will be held at these high schools: Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillwood, Hunters Lane, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, Pearl-Cohn, Stratford, Whites Creek.

 

*All MNPS families may apply, but by state law, priority students who meet the state definition for needing academic support the most or being economically disadvantaged will be considered first. Students who don’t meet the definition will be considered after the first group of students are placed, though we anticipate there will be seats available for all students whose families choose this option.

How to Sign Up for Promising Scholars
Dr. Adrienne Battle Promising Scholars Video

Before & Aftercare 

Before and aftercare is available at Promising Scholars locations.

Find Your Zone

  • Use the MNPS Summer Zone Finder to identify your school zone. 
  • Enter the grade level your child will be attending for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Families will have the option to select an alternate location, though transportation is only available for the zone location.