Expanded Learning Programs
Expanded Learning Programs

Enrichment. Accelerated Learning. Academic Growth. These are just a few educational outcomes for students as it relates to any given school district. Each day, CMS students are prepared to be leaders in a technologically savvy and globally competitive world. But often, a learning gap exists from the end of one school year to the start of the next. This is where expanded, or in some cases, extended learning opportunities play a role. These programming opportunities provide additional, and much needed learning and teaching support for students during June, July, and August. *See below

The district's 2022 Expanded Learning Programming is designed to support students in achieving greater academic success. 


Summer Program Offerings for 2022


Read to Achieve Summer Camp – Rising 3rd and 4th graders who are below-grade level in literacy can participate. The district’s contracted vendor, University Instruction LLC, Public Consulting Group (PCG) operates this program. Dates: June 20 - July 21; Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Camp sites can be viewed here

Bridge/Accelerator Camp – Rising 9th graders needing support as they transition into high school can participate. Focus areas will include Math 1 preparation, career and workforce development and social emotional well-being. A physical enrichment component is also included. Dates: June 27 - July 29; Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Locations: West Charlotte HS, Northwest School of the Arts; West Mecklenburg HS, Garinger HS, Rocky River HS, Julius L. Chambers HS, Harding University HS and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Academy.

English Learner (EL) Elementary Newcomer Language Program – This program focuses on intensive language development in English Language Arts and math for rising 3rd-5th grade novice and newcomer English Learners with an opportunity to incorporate art, movement, and technology. Students will explore, play, and engage in rigorous content that is aligned with core curriculum topics and themes to prepare them for the upcoming school year. Dates: June 20 - July 21; Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Locations: Charlotte East Language Academy, Newell Elementary and South Pine Academy.

English Learner (EL) Secondary Newcomer Language Program - A four-week EL program for novice, newly enrolled students rising to grades 6th-12th. This program supports content and language development to prevent summer loss and supports students with being prepared for better success in the upcoming school year. Students participate in sessions with certified EL teachers, as well as complete personalized self-paced tasks. Dates: June 27 - July 29; Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Locations: Garinger HS, Julius L. Chambers HS and Harding University HS.

High School Graduate on Time – This provides seniors an opportunity to complete their course requirements and graduate at the end of the summer program. Dates: June 13 - August 3; Monday - Thursday onsite or virtual.

High School Credit Recovery – Any high school student may obtain one unit of new coursework or two units of recovered coursework to offset any failed core content course. Dates: June 13 - August 3; Monday - Thursday onsite or virtual. 

Locations, dates and times may change.


Free transportation and free breakfast and lunch is provided for all programs except High School Graduate on Time and High School Credit Recovery. Registration for all programs occurs at the individual school. Parents interested in exploring any of these programs for their student(s) should contact their school directly.

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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