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Summer Session Programs Grades K-8

Summer Session Programs Grades K-8



Below is a summary of the academic K-8 summer programs offered by Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Extended Learning Department for summer school. 


Information on high school summer programs can be found at



K-7:  This program is hosted at Cluster Sites around the city.  The program focuses on Reading and Math, but also includes subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education and other classes. Students who qualify are notified by invitation and receive transportation to their home cluster site. Students will receive breakfast and lunch.  The Eligibility Critieria is available online for your convenience.  Contact Daren Johnson at or 612.668.0064 with any questions.



8th Grade Fast Track ScholarsThis program will be held at South High School and is for 8th graders invited to Summer Session, along with all 8th grade AVID students.  Fast Track Scholars will have the opportunity to connect with future high school classmates, counselors, and teachers, as well as earn elective credits towards graduation.  Courses include;  Algebra, Literacy, Science, Engineering, Geography, Physical Education, Health, English Second Language, Website Design, Work Readiness, Robotics, Ceramics, Drawing, Guitar, Theater and more. Contact Marie Louiselle at or 612.668.5388 with any questions.


GEMS/GISE/STEM:  This program is for MPS Little GEMS/Junior GISE and GEMS/GISE students in grades K-7.   The program focuses on STEM learning, in a project / problem based curriculum and instructional approach. Contact Melinda Stapley at or 612.668.1207 with any questions.