Summer School Grades 6-8

General Information

Location: Powhatan Middle School. Summer school will be primarily face-to-face with some online offerings. Face-to-face offerings will follow the current PCPS Health and Safety Plan.
Dates: Program Dates vary by course (see descriptions), but primary summer school dates are June 21-July 1 and July 12-21; **No classes the week of July 5-8**
Time: Monday - Thursday · 7:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M; 15-minute morning break/no lunch provided
Transportation: Bus transportation provided at hub locations; locations will be posted online.
Secondary Summer School Administrators: Mike Barak (mike.barak@powhatan.k12.va.us) & Christine Phaup (christine.phaup@powahtan.k12.va.us)

 2021 Summer School Opportunities Grades 6-8 web.pdf 

Summer Session Policies

Attendance – Due to the accelerated pace of the summer session, punctual and regular attendance is mandatory. Students may be withdrawn after missing more than two (2) days or the equivalent of two days.

Conduct – Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Students are expected to abide by the Powhatan County Public Schools (PCPS) Code of Conduct. Failure to abide by the PCPS Code of Conduct could lead to dismissal. No refunds will be issued due to dismissal for disciplinary reasons.

Transportation – Bus transportation for Powhatan residents will be available from hubs throughout the county. A schedule and route information will be posted on the PCPS website in June.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Times – Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:35 A.M. Pick-up time is 12:15 P.M. Students may be dismissed from the summer session due to excessive issues with transportation.

Middle School Course Offerings

**Course availability is subject to student enrollment**

Mathematics 6, 7, or 8 – This is a general math course designed for students who did not successfully complete Mathematics 6, 7, or 8 There is no charge for this course. Class meets Mon.-Thurs. June 21-July 1 OR July 12-22. Parents will be notified of the session.

English 6, 7, or 8 – This is a general course designed for students who did not successfully complete English 6, 7, or 8. There is no charge for this course. Class meets Mon.-Thurs. June 21-July 1 OR July 12-22. Parents will be notified of the session.

Algebra 1 Boot Camp – The purpose of this class is to provide hands-on experiential learning experiences to support Algebra 1 skills. The focus will be on improving and strengthening skills for students going into the Algebra I course at PMS or PHS. There is no charge for this course. Class meets Mon.-Thurs. June 21-July 1 OR July 12-22. Parents will be notified of the session.

English/Reading Boot Camp is open to any student in grades 6-8 to work on essential skills. This camp will support skills taught in the grade they are exiting to prepare them for the next grade level. These camps are offered in 2-week sessions. There is no charge for this course. Class meets Mon.-Thurs. June 21-July 1 OR Mon.-Thurs. July 12-22. Parents will be notified of the session.

Math Boot Camp is open to any student in grades 6-8 to work on essential skills. This camp will support skills taught in the grade they are exiting to prepare them for the next grade level. These camps are offered in 2-week sessions. There is no charge for this course. Class meets Mon.-Thurs. June 21-July 1 OR Mon.-Thurs. July 12-22. Parents will be notified of the session.

*Middle School Promotion Policy -Students are required to pass five of seven classes that must include three of four core (English, math, science, history/social sciences) classes, to be promoted to the next grade level. Students not passing English or Math must complete summer school.

Online Health/PE 9 for Rising 9th Graders

This course is offered for credit advancement for rising 9th graders at PHS. Students are required to successfully complete the course content and plan/implement a personal wellness/activity plan. Seventy hours of physical activity plus the equivalent of 70 hours of online health instruction are necessary. The final grade will be based on written assessments and the quantity/quality of physical activity. This course will be completed in a virtual format, no required in-person attendance. The course must be started no later than May 16th to ensure that students have enough time to complete the course requirements by July 16. Students and their parents will be required to attend an orientation.

Course Session: May 16 - July 16

Mandatory Orientation Date: May 13 at 6:00 p.m. via Google Meet.

Registration: April 26 through May 7 via PCPS online registration form

Cost: $305 by paying online using SchoolCashOnline; **No Refunds**

Academic, Enrichment, and Athletic Camps

A full listing of camp offerings can be found linked here.

Registration & Payment Information

Registration must be completed online. The deadline for registration is June 10, 2021.

Registration after the deadline must be completed and approved through the Secondary Summer School Administrators, Mike Barak, at 598-5710 or Christine Phaup, at 362-2500. You will be notified to confirm registration and course enrollment. For additional information regarding the 2021 summer session or questions regarding financial assistance, please contact the Secondary Summer School Administrators.
PCPS online registration form

Payment Information
Online payment portal for Health / PE 9 and Summer Camps -SchoolCashOnline.