• Welcome! Guilford County Schools is excited to offer a variety of summer learning opportunities. Summer programs will be the first step toward supporting students in all areas of learning recovery. View the summer learning opportunities below.

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    2024 Summer Learning Opportunities

    Elementary Read to Achieve Camp (Rising 3rd & 4th Graders)

    The goal of the Read to Achieve program is to ensure that every student reads at grade level by the end of third grade. 


    Current Second-grade students (rising 3rd graders) will be invited to attend Reading Camp based on DIBELS assessments. If your child qualifies for this opportunity, you will receive a letter from their school. Current Third-grade students (rising 4th graders) who do not pass the Reading End-of-Grade test or Read to Achieve test will be invited to attend Reading Camp. If your child qualifies for this opportunity, you will receive a letter from their school. The Reading Camp is held July 8 – 25. The instructional day is 7:45am – 2:30 pm.

    Middle School “RISE” (Ready Improve Succeed Excel) Camps

    “RISE” Academy (Ready, Improve, Succeed and Excel) will offer eligible rising 6th graders in-person learning experiences, enrichment, and social-emotional support. Current 5th graders (rising 6th graders) will be invited to participate in a one week high-quality, evidence-based learning and enrichment program to address the academic impact of lost instructional time and respond to students’ educational, social, emotional, and mental health needs. The experience will allow eligible rising 6th grade students to accelerate learning, with counselors offering support. Students with persistent learning gaps or demonstrated to have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and students transitioning to middle school will receive invitations and registration information from their current principal.

    High School 5th Quarter   

    5th Quarter High School High school students may have the opportunity to receive instructional support to recover course credits during the summer. This opportunity offers high school students that have failed courses or receive an Incomplete (INC) in a core class at the end of the 4th Quarter to continue working on requirements to recover credit/complete the course. Upon satisfactory completion of the 5th Quarter, the student will receive a passing grade for the course.


    High School Instructional Day: 9:00am–1:30pm y Students are encouraged to attend until they complete the course(s) requirements to pass or fully recover the course credit(s).

    Virtual Ready Math Courses

    Virtual Math Courses (Rising Math 6–Rising NC Math 4) This opportunity offers middle school and high school students six-week, self-paced Canvas courses. The course is designed for students who may need additional support to be ready for their next math course. Students will complete assignments at their own pace. The content will be based on priority standards/content needed to help students be successful in upcoming scheduled math classes.


    Courses are offered for rising Math 6, Math 7, Accelerated 7, Math 8, NC Math 1, NC Math 2, NC Math 3, and NC Math 4.

    Additional Information and Registration

    Summer Arts Institute

    GCS Arts is excited to announce the 2024 season of Summer Arts Institute (SAI). Use the link below to find more information about our camp offerings as well as offerings in partnership with the Choral Arts Collective, Community Theatre of Greensboro, Moore Music, Notes for Notes, High Point Arts Council, and more! Summer Arts Institute LINK

    Academically & Gifted Summer Programming

    Academic All-Star Camp - The Academic All-Star Camp (AASC) began in the summer of 2001. The camp provides an opportunity for rising high school freshmen to participate in activities that prepare them for a successful transition to high school.  During the camp, students engage in hands-on, problem-based learning experiences designed to equip them with the skills needed for honors and advanced placement (AP) courses.  District high school teachers with experience in teaching honors and AP courses provide an interactive curriculum for students in their selected focus area (reading, math, science, or social students).  Students are encouraged to select the focus area that is not necessarily their favorite subject but is the subject for which they know they will have the opportunity to use a Learner’s Mindset, as they engage in material designed to teach real-world applications of the subject area. Eligible students will receive an invitation. Additional Information Link


    AG Explore Camp - This opportunity is available for rising fourth - sixth grade students who have been identified for AG or Talent Development services. Students will explore high interest enrichment topics across various core content areas to develop inquiry and investigative skills. Camp sessions will be taught by AIG certified teachers and teachers who are completing their AIG licensure at Duke University. This summer, AG Explore Camp will be held on three separate weeks at two different elementary schools. Due to high demand, priority will be given to students who have not experienced AG Explore Camp in previous years. Information and Registration Link


    AP Online Boot Camp - The AP Boot Camp is designed for high school students who have not yet taken an Advanced Placement (AP) course. The camp provides an opportunity for these students to develop an understanding of the AP curriculum and course expectations. Students will also be introduced to the skills that will be useful in their future AP course, such as analyzing dense text, note-taking, efficient study skills, annotation, developing strong arguments, and evaluating sources.


    Southeast High School Sponsored Robotics Camp – Southeast Guilford High School will host a Robotics Institute. Students will learn about robotics programming, the engineering design process and portfolio design through hand-on collaborative experiences. The deadline to register is June 10 Seats are limited but open to GCS students. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetcRr_0BNKlBR8gaHJrzzmpz0e-AROZpg4edGJc758UYnuiA/viewform