Elementary Summer Program

  • Note: Registration for the elementary summer school program will close Monday, April 22. 

    elementary summer school U-46 traditional elementary summer school programming will provide academic and enrichment activities to current kindergarten through 5th grade students; it is also open to incoming kindergarten students who are currently enrolled in a U-46 preschool. Transportation is available to eligible students participating in the traditional elementary school program. Students must have been enrolled in a U-46 school for the 23-24 school year in order to participate in this year's summer school program. Registration information for the 2024-25 school year is available here.  

    This is a FREE, fun, and exciting summer enrichment program that will provide literacy, STEM, art, music, health, and physical education activities.

    Students will be recommended by their schools beginning March 11.  Families will be notified and will need to register if they want their students to attend. On April 3, registration will open for all families.

    Register here

    Traditional Elementary Summer School Details:

    Fee: Summer school fees will be waived for U-46 students enrolled in both the 2023-24 and the 2024-25 school year. 

    Schedule: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday through Friday, from June 5 - July 3, 2024. Breakfast included. (No classes on Wednesday, June 19.)

    Transportation: U-46 bus service will be provided for eligible students who enroll by April 22, 2024. 

    Locations: Students will attend one of the following locations based on their home address. 

    Otter Creek Elementary School *

    2701 Hopps Road 


    Hillcrest Elementary School **

    80 North Airlite Street


    Channing Elementary School **

    63 South Channing Street 



    Ridge Circle Elementary School **

    720 Ridge Circle



    Laurel Hill Elementary School ** 

    1750 Laurel Avenue

    Hanover Park


    After-School Care:

    Families who have current students enrolled in the summer programming outlined above will have the option to enroll their child for free after-school programming with either Right at School (indicated by one * above) or the Boys and Girls Club (indicated by two ** above).  Families need to complete an online registration form with RAS or BGC if they wish their students to attend. 

    • Families with a child attending summer programming at Otter Creek can sign up with Right at School here.

    With hundreds of activities to choose from, at RAS summer camp, every day is a fresh day to get messy, get involved, and get active! From slimy science experiments and brain-teasing challenges to fantasy adventures and crafty creations – a little something for everyone! Camp activities will include water days, themed activities (both indoors and out!), MYSTERY guests, FUN in the SUN and so much more!


    The Boys & Girls Club will be providing FREE after-care for U-46 summer school students in rising 1st through 6th grade at Channing, Hillcrest, Laurel Hill & Ridge Circle. The Boys & Girls Club program provides enrichment activities including the arts, sports & recreation, social emotional learning, leadership development and more. The program is flexible and designed to meet families’ needs! Students are not required to come each day of the week and can be picked up anytime before 5:00 P.M. To learn more and to register today, visit www.bgcelgin.org/register. If you have any questions, please contact our bilingual enrollment team at 847-608-5017 or at membership@bgcelgin.org

    Both providers will offer after-school programming from noon to 5 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

    Students who remain for after-school programming will not be provided U-46 bus transportation home; parents will be required to pick up their child from after-school programming.

    Families who sign up for the program outlined above will be contacted directly by one of these after-school providers.

    Please note that students entering Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year are not able to participate in these after-school care programs.