The U-46 Summer Connection: Focus | Friendships | Fun
With new health guidance and a desire to continue student academic and social-emotional learning, School District U-46 is offering a variety of summer programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Aptly titled U-46 Summer Connection, these in-person learning opportunities will provide students and faculty time to connect and prepare for a new school year. In nearly all cases, we have waived typical fees and are providing free programming and transportation to help ease any burden created through the past year.
The programs offered within U-46 Summer Connection will foster opportunities to dive deeper into core subjects, make up credits, or work ahead to accelerate learning at the high school level.
We are excited to announce that we are making FREE summer programming available to elementary families (incoming first through incoming sixth graders) via trusted community partners. Please click here for details on Elementary Community Opportunties.
To register for an Elementary Community Partner program, click here. The online form allows families to select their top choices and indicate whether they will take advantage of U-46 bus transportation. Please note that transportation will be provided to and from all Summer Connection (community opportunities, extended care, and in-person learning) programs in order to arrive and dismiss during the posted hours of operation. Parents are welcome to make alternate arrangements to adjust to any schedule needs or changes but must provide their own transportation.
Community partner organizations will contact families about next steps in the registration/enrollment process. While programming capacity varies for each organization, our partners will accommodate as many U-46 families as possible. A select number of elementary students who qualify for intervention, early childhood, and specialized student services, will also be invited to a limited in-person summer school program.
Also new this summer, our middle and high schools will offer innovative programs aimed at preparing students before they enter a new building or a particularly critical school year. All incoming 7th, 8th, 9th, and 12th grade students have the opportunity to gather for these special multi-day experience programs and become better prepared for the year ahead and new expectations. You can find information on The Middle School Experience here, and The Freshmen Connection here, and The College Jumpstart here.