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District programs to be held virtually this summer

May 21, 2020 – Brooklyn Center Community Schools will hold several programs this summer. Many programs have been moved to a virtual format to protect the health and safety of our students and staff members. All programs will be closed on Friday, July 3 to observe the Fourth of July holiday. More information about the status of other programs this summer will be communicated as decisions are made. Visit www.BCCS286.org/SummerPrograms2020 for the latest updates. 

STEP 21

Age group: Students entering grades 1-5 in fall 2020 at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM
Format: Virtual/distance learning
Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 22 – July 30

STEP 21 offers participants exciting academic and enrichment opportunities to enhance their learning outside of the classroom. This summer, STEP 21 participants will have live virtual meetings with licensed teachers and qualified youth program staff each day. In addition to working on math and literacy daily, students will select from clubs in such categories as arts, physical activity, STEM, leadership and more! Program participants will use their district-issued devices for virtual sessions. Supplies for most activities and meals will be distributed.

Registration: Families can begin registering for STEP 21 on Thursday, May 21. Registration will close on Monday, June 1. All students who register will be placed on a waitlist and families will receive final confirmation of their registration status through email on Tuesday, June 2. Click here to register online on our Eleyo website. 

Contact Information: Demyko Jackson, youth programs coordinator, djackson@bccs286.org or (763) 561-4480 x2123

This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) using federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding. Neither, MDE nor the U.S. Department of Education endorses the program or its services.

LEAP 21

Age group: Students entering grades 6-9 in fall 2020 at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM
Format: Virtual/distance learning
Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 22 – July 30

LEAP 21 helps students accelerate their skills in reading and math and offers exciting enrichment activities in such areas as arts, entrepreneurship, youth leadership, physical activity, STEM, and more! This summer, LEAP 21 participants will have live virtual meetings with licensed teachers and qualified youth program staff each day. The program is led by licensed teachers and qualified youth program staff. Students will receive a device, supplies for most activities, and meals. and other learning materials to participate from home.

Registration: Families can register for LEAP 21 Thursday, May 21 – Monday, June 1. Click here to register online on our Eleyo website. 

Contact Information: Longkee Vang, youth programs coordinator, lvang1@bccs286.org or (763) 561-2120 x2105

This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) using federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding. Neither, MDE nor the U.S. Department of Education endorses the program or its services.

Credit Recovery High School

Age group: Students entering grades 10-12 in fall 2020 
Format: Virtual/distance learning
Program dates: Monday – Thursday, June 22 – July 30

This summer, Credit Recovery will take place virtually. Students will receive a device to participate in learning from home. Students will work through the program APEX, which is designed for students to work in a course they missed or did not pass. A licensed teacher will provide ongoing coaching and support to the student as they progress through their course(s). 

Contact Information: Jena Carlson, director of curriculum and instruction, creditrecovery@bccs286.org or (763) 450-3386 x2755 

Bright Start

Age group: Students entering grades Pre-K-5 in fall 2020
Format: Onsite at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM
Program dates: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, June 8 – August 21

Bright Start is a fee-based child care program for elementary-age students. Extra precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of students and staff members. 

Registration: Click here to register online on our Eleyo website.

Contact Information: 763-450-3398 or Brightstart@bccs286.org

Community Education classes

Virtual Driver’s Education

This 30-hour program will be conducted by a certified instructor from the A+ Driving School and will fulfill the state driver's education requirement. The course will address the "how-to" and "whys" of safe driving. The format of the class will be lecture and active discussion. After completion of the program, students will be able to set up and participate in behind the wheel sessions to meet the six-hour state requirement. All 14 years of age and older are eligible to register.  

Several virtual sessions are available this summer. Click here to view the calendar and to register.