Duke Ellington Summer Acceleration Student Sign Up & Information-2021
Greetings Ellington Families,
We are excited at Duke Ellington School of the Arts about summer learning! Our goal is to help fill the gaps that have been created by current circumstances related to Covid and respond with meaningful learning experiences for students to help them "accelerate" their learning towards a successful new school year in 2021/22. DC Public Schools has allocated funds to schools to design experiences for students as part of Accelerated Learning. These experiences will be offered as part of our Summer Acceleration and Summer Bridge Academies throughout Summer 2021. At Ellington, our program encapsulates a blend of Academics and Arts.

Please note the following rules apply:

1. Students who are eligible, must attend DCPS Summer School for an opportunity to recover up to two (2) credits in order to remain on track for graduation.

2. Students who have been invited to attend Summer Intensive by their respective Departments will attend Summer Intensive.

3. More information regarding DCPS Summer Programming and Credit Recovery can be found at:
https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/recovery/summer/

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Summer Acceleration Eligibility:
Subject to the above rules, Summer Acceleration is offered to:
* Rising 9th Graders
* Rising 10th Graders
* Rising 11th Graders


PLEASE NOTE - ALL SUMMER ACCELERATION & SUMMER BRIDGE ACTIVITIES AT DUKE ELLINGTON ARE IN PERSON.

Summer Acceleration Dates:
July 7, 2021 - August 6, 2021

Monday, Tuesday- Thursday & Friday - (Wednesday is Cleaning Day)
9:30AM - 3:00PM

Summer Bridge Dates:
08/02/2021 - 08/06/2021

Summer Bridge Description:
A community building program that focuses on academic and personal goal setting and student wellness. It will be facilitated simultaneously with Summer Acceleration the first week of August. More information to come regarding Summer Bridge. Please send questions to: DHollis@EllingtonArts.Org
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This summer, we have a number of opportunities for students at Duke Ellington School of the Arts including:


ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE:

• English Language Arts, Writing Workshop,
• ELA Basic Skills Support,
• Math - Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
• Math Basic Skills Support,

STUDENTS WILL SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING ARTS DISCIPLINES:
• Technical Design & Production
• Theater
• Dance
• Literary Media & Communication
• Visual Arts
• Museum Studies
• Vocal Music
• Instrumental Music

We would love for you to join us! Please complete the following Student Sign Up Form to secure your student's space, indicating what areas they are interested in attending. After you complete the sign-up, you will receive a confirmation email with details on the next steps regarding the program. Please note that only Duke Ellington students are eligible for Summer Acceleration.

To reiterate, our goal for Summer Acceleration is to support students as they transition back to in-person learning with a full day of opportunities to:
• Fill in educational gaps
• Develop and cultivate initial exposure to and appreciation for the ARTS!!!!
• Engage in social-emotional learning (SEL) lessons.
• Have hands-on, in-person learning experiences
• Have FUN!
Please note that all students must follow the Ellington Dress Code Policy, which will be provided in your Welcome Packet.

More details to come in upcoming weeks.
Deadline to complete form is:
JUNE 18, 2021

Please direct Summer Acceleration questions to: SummerAcceleration@EllingtonArts.org
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