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RSD13 will offer several summer learning opportunities to enhance the education of our learners. The programs are as follows:

  • Extended School Year (ESY) Summer School is designed for students who receive special education services and is mandated through the PPT process and a child’s individualized education plan. 
  • Summer Learning Opportunities (SLO) is designed for students in grades K-12 who receive special education services but do not qualify for Extended School Year Summer School (ESY).
  • Summer Academy (SA) is designed for select learners currently in grades K-2 who receive intervention services in math and reading.
  • Kindergarten Academy (KA) is a program offered to all incoming Kindergarten children to provide them with time in a classroom prior to the start of elementary school.
  • Summer Boost is designed for all students entering grades pre-K to 8 who want to extend their learning over the summer through an optional, online choice board of learning tasks (please see below).
  • Coginchaug High School has a required reading assignment for students in grades 9-12. Mrs. Stone, the high school principal, will send out a letter with the information for all high school students and parents. Please see more information about these required reading assignments below.
2024 Summer Boost

2024 Summer Boost

You'll learn something new everyday when you go outside and play! But if you're looking for some extra fun, try some of this learning under the sun!
If you are looking for ways to keep your child engaged in a variety of different learning activities throughout the summer, please see the information below. Please note the mandatory summer reading assignments for incoming 9th - 12th graders.
July Edition

July Edition

Please click on the links of grade levels below to explore opportunities to boost learning during summer! 
Strong School Summer Reading (grades 6-8)
Please see this letter with important information regarding summer reading for all incoming 6th - 8th grade learners.
Entering 9-12 (please see details below)
Summer Reading 2024 CRHS English Dept parent letter
Summer Reading 2024 incoming freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
Summer Learning 2024 -incoming senior college essay 
Summer 2024 AP Summer Learning Part 1
Summer 2024 AP Summer Learning Part 2 
2024 Connecticut summer learning hub

2024 Connecticut summer learning hub

     The Connecticut State Department of Education offers many summer learning challenges, including the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge, the Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge, and more. These challenges give students engaging options and opportunities to assist in sharpening essential college, career, and civic knowledge while better positioning them for academic success in the fall. Please see below for more information.
CSDE summer Learning Hub
2024 RSD13 Summer Reading Resources

2024 RSD13 Summer Reading Resources

Other independent summer learning opportunities for all ages

Other independent summer learning opportunities for all ages

The Kids Are In Charge A variety of lectures on various topics for kids!
Khan Academy "Get Ready for..."  An opportunity for learners of all ages to practice their math skills
Math Antics  More math support and practice for many mathematics topics for learners of all ages
Mindful Activities for Learners Mindful summer activities to help with focus and understanding feelings
28 days of STEM & STEAM activities Give some of these a try! Want more, be sure to check out padlets above!
Summer Learning Tech Support

Summer Learning Tech Support

Please reach out to your student's summer learning teacher with all tech issues. They will relay the information to the appropriate support personnel.
For common home tech troubleshooting information, please visit our Home Tech Tips page.