Summer Programs

Waltham Public Schools is fortunate to offer a variety of summer programs for its students. Please note, some programs are geared towards specific grade levels, student needs, and/or teacher referral.

For general inquires about Summer Programing, please contact:
Arianna Drane
Out of School Time Program Manager
ariannadrane@walthampublicschools.org

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Credit Recovery
High School
July 5 - July 31, 2023 at McDevitt Middle School
JasonCiccariello@walthampublicschools.org

Waltham High School's Credit Recovery Program offers standard-level courses designed to allow students to make up classes or review work not successfully completed or proved difficult during the year.

Registration Process
Registration Packet English
Registration Packet Spanish
In Person Registration : June 27th 9-12 and June 28th 12 -3 at the McDevitt Middle School

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STEP Up
Middle School
July 5 - July 28, 2023 at McDevitt Middle School & Kennedy Middle School
matthewsims@walthampublicschools.org (McDevitt)
ariannadrane@walthampublicschools.org (Kennedy)

The STEP Up program provides students with the opportunity to participate in an engaging academic experience while building relationships with classmates and teachers. Lunches and limited transportation will be provided.

Registration Process
Students are referred by their classroom teacher. Limited capacity is available. If you have a question about your student's eligibility, reach out to their classroom teacher.

Bus Routes
Summer 2023 Bus Routes

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ELL Enrichment
Elementary School & Middle School
July 5 - July 28, 2023
Whittemore Elementary (grades K-5) / McDevitt Middle School (grades 6-8)
CindySherman@walthampublicschools.org (K-5)
MatthewSims@walthampublicschools.org (6-8)

The ELL Enrichment programs support English Language development for students at entering and emerging levels. Curriculum is designed to promote academic language for the purposes of reading, writing, and conversing. Lunches and limited transportation provided.

Registration
Students are recommended by their classroom teacher or ESL teacher, based on academic need and WIDA ACCESS scores. If you have a question about your student's eligibility, reach out to their classroom teacher.

Bus Routes
Summer 2023 Bus Routes
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Title One Math & Literacy
Elementary School
July 5 - July 28, 2023 at Northeast Elementary
LynnCaissie@walthampublicschools.org

The Title One Math & Literacy program aims to minimize summer loss in the areas of literacy & math and review concepts in skills from the previous school year for elementary students. Components of art, drama, science, and physical education are offered as part of the program. Lunches and limited transportation available.

Registration Process
Students are referred by their classroom teacher. Limited capacity is available. If you have a question about your student's eligibility, reach out to their classroom teacher.

Bus Routes
Summer 2023 Bus Routes
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Extended School Year
K-12
July 3 - August 4, 2023
Stanley Elementary (K-5 & all tutoring), Kennedy Middle School (6-12)
MatthewHunt@walthampublicschools.org (K-5)
KristynBonnyman@walthampublicschools.org (6-12 & all tutoring)

Waltham Public School's Extended School Year services are designed to support eligible students with disabilities who demonstrated regression in previously mastered skills that are included on students' Individual Education Programs (IEPs). Instruction in academics, communication, socialization, and related services are provided in a variety of programs that are designed to meet students' needs. Lunches and transportation available.

Registration Process
Extended School Year services are only available to students on IEPs and are discussed at annual IEP Team meetings. If your child qualifies, please reach out to their special education liaison.

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Rock Band Camp
Middle & High School
July 3 - August 4, 2023 at McDevitt Middle School
KevinBurke@walthampublicschools.org

Rock Band camp is offered to students with prior playing experience on guitar, drums, keyboards, bass, horns, and vocals. This music camp strives to offer a variety of musical genres to facilitate student development. Students will be challenged to learn new songs and work on creativity, stage presence, and performance technique. After auditioning, students will be placed in an appropriate group. A concert will be held at the end of the summer session at the McDevitt Middle School for students to perform all the songs that they have learned in camp.

Registration Process
Please email Kevin Burke.

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Elementary School
July 3 - July 7, 2023 at Kennedy Middle School (No Programming July 4)
JulieSouza@walthampublicschools.org

This program is open to students in Grades 3 - 5 who were in Orchestra in the 2022-2023 school year. It will provide students with practice with their instruments as well as new songs  and material to play over the summer.

Registration Process
Please email Julie Souza.

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Robotics Camp
Middle School
July 31 - August 4, 2023 at McDevitt Middle School
michaellebeau@walthampublicschools.org
connorrooney@walthampublicschools.org

This program is open to Waltham Public School students in Grades 6 - 8. Over the course of the program, students will:

● Learn how to design and program LEGO EV3 robots
● Learn about different careers that you can pursue in robotics and computer programming
● Realize that you can write a computer program!
● Learn how to use new technologies and be introduced to the field of robotics
● Learn skills to help you prepare for a career in science/technology
● Learn how to problem solve and teach your robot
● Work together with your friends and peers to solve problems

Registration Process
Register online here.

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