• 2024 Elementary Summer Programs

    • Plano ISD's summer learning program offers a variety of elementary school programs.
    • Most program applications can be found online.
    • Parents may wish to talk with their child's teacher to determine the program best suited for summer study.
    • As a reminder, summer school programs are dependent upon staffing and enrollment. 

    Registration:

    • Registration for all programs will open later this Spring.
    • For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Expanded Learning Pathways at 469-752-3995 or summerschool@pisd.edu.
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  • Elementary Summer School Registration Instructions

    Elementary Summer School Registration Instructions

    Note: These instructions are specifically for the PreK/K Multilingual Summer Academy, Exploration, and PVAA programs.  For all other programs, the registration instructions may be found by clicking on the program and reviewing the program details.

    *Registration is done through the Plano ISD Parent Portal.

    1. Open Google Chrome web browser (this is the only supported browser for registration).
    2. Login to Parent Portal (https://parentportal.pisd.edu)
    3. Scroll down to the Program Enrollment & Payments section, toward the bottom of the page.
    4. Click the TEAMS PSS Program Enrollment & Payments button.  A new window will open.
    5. Click on your student’s name.
    6. Click on the Summer-Night School tab.
    7. Once you are on the Summer-Night School tab, you will see the summer school courses.
      • Students in grades 1 - 4 will select three courses to complete their schedule.
      • Students in grades 5 - 7 will select only one course.
    8. After selecting the appropriate course(s), you will be able to review the Total Tuition Amount(s) and click Continue.
      1. If you are registering for Multilingual Summer Academy, the tuition amount will be $0.
      2. If you are registering for Exploration or PVAA, the tuition amount will be $300. You will be prompted to enter payment information.
    9. Click the Final Review Button. You must enter a “Mode of Transportation” in that dropbox.
    10. Click the Complete Registration button.

    Visit Summer School Student Registration Instructions for more detailed, step-by-step instructions.

  • Multilingual Summer Academy | Bilingual / ESL Pre-K & Kindergarten

    Multilingual Summer Academy | Bilingual / ESL Pre-K & Kindergarten

    Program Description: 

    • In the Pre-K program, instruction will focus on language development, academic and social skills. 
    • The Kindergarten program is designed to develop language and to accelerate academic skills in reading, writing and math. 
    Eligible Students: 
    • Current Pre-K or Kindergarten students who have accepted and are participating in either Bilingual or ESL programs during the 2023-2024 school year.
    • Invitation letters will be sent home in late March.

    Dates: June 3-27 (Monday - Friday). No school on June 19th (Juneteenth Holiday)

    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

    View a sample daily schedule for the PreK & Kindergarten classes here.

    Locations

    • Forman Elementary School
    • Jackson Elementary School
    • Mitchell Elementary School
    • Thomas Elementary School

    Please review the Program feeder patterns to identify your student's campus assignment, based on your neighborhood elementary campus.  (This may not be the campus the student attends during the school year, especially if they are a PreK student.)

    Cost: This program is offered at no cost to students.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided to all students.

    Transportation
    • Busing is provided from the students’ neighborhood elementary campus. 
    • Keep in mind that the neighborhood campus may not be the campus the student attends during the school year.
    • Summer bus routes will be posted in May.
    Registration
    • Opens: March 25, 2024  (Invitation letters will be sent home in late March.)
    • Closes: April 26, 2024
    • Completed through the PISD Parent Portal.
    Questions
    • For eligibility/invitation questions, please contact the ESL Specialist at your child’s Elementary School. 
    • For general questions about this summer program, please contact the summer school office at summerschool@pisd.edu.

  • Pathway to Excellence - Elementary (formerly "PAL") | Grades 3-5

    Pathway to Excellence - Elementary (formerly "PAL") | Grades 3-5

    Program Description: 

    • The PISD Pathway to Excellence program (formerly "PAL") provides targeted instruction to help students in grades 3-5 develop skills in reading, math, and/or science.

    • Pathway to Excellence for Bilingual & ESL (for students in grades 3-5) provides targeted instruction to help students in our dual language / bilingual program develop skills in reading, math, and/or science. 
      • 3rd grade P2E: B&ESL will include all students who receive an invitation and participate in our dual language program.
      • 4th & 5th grade P2E: B&ESL will serve our students who take STAAR in Spanish.
    Eligible Students: 
    • Only students who receive an invitation from their home campus may attend P2E.
    • If you have questions about whether your child qualifies for P2E, please contact your child's school.

    Dates: June 3 - 18 (Monday - Thursday)  (Please note the last week will end on a Tuesday)

    Times: 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Locations
    • Christie Elementary
    • Daffron Elementary
    • Meadows Elementary
    • Rasor Elementary
    • Weatherford Elementary
    Please review the Pathway to Excellence - Elementary feeder patterns to identify your student's campus assignment, based on your neighborhood elementary campus.   (This may not be the campus the student attends during the school year.)
    Cost
    • There is no cost to attend the summer school program.
    Transportation
    • Busing is provided from the students’ neighborhood elementary campus.
    • Please keep in mind that the neighborhood campus may not be the campus the student attends during the school year.
    • Summer bus routes will be posted in May.
    Registration
    • Students who need to attend will be contacted by their Home Campus by early March.
    • Parents will then register their child by returning the Invitation Form to their Home Campus.
    Questions
    • For eligibility/invitation questions, please contact your child’s school. 
    • For general questions about this summer program, please contact the summer school office at summerschool@pisd.edu.

  • PISD Exploration (formerly "SIGS") | Grades 1-7

    PISD Exploration (formerly "SIGS") | Grades 1-7

    Program Description:

    PISD Exploration provides an innovative summer learning experience and is open to students in grades 1-7 who are not concurrently enrolled in another summer program. Students have an opportunity to explore courses that include language, science, mathematical problem-solving, logic and reasoning, computer science, the humanities, and fine arts. 

    Eligible Students: 
    • Current Plano ISD students in grades 1-7 who are not registered for a concurrently running summer program.

    Dates: June 3 - 18 (Monday - FRIDAY)   (Please note the last week will end on a Tuesday)

    Times: 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

    Locations
    • Hendrick Middle School
    • Otto Middle School
    • Robinson Middle School
    Please review the Program feeder patterns to identify your student's Exploration campus assignment, based on their neighborhood elementary campus.
    Cost:
    • $300 per student
    • Please note for cancelations before May 12, $30 is retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be processed after May 12.
    • Cancelation requests must be submitted to summerschool@pisd.edu.  
    Course Offerings: 
    Transportation
    • Busing is provided from the student's neighborhood elementary campus. 
    • Keep in mind that the neighborhood campus may not be the campus the student attends during the school year. 
    • Summer bus routes will be posted in May.
    Registration
    Questions
    • For general questions about this summer program, please contact the summer school office at summerschool@pisd.edu.

  • Plano Visual Arts Academy (PVAA) | Grades 5-7

    Plano Visual Arts Academy (PVAA) | Grades 5-7


     

    Program Description: 

    PVAA is a summer enrichment program for passionate incoming and current middle school artists (grades 5-7) that want to grow and develop their creative skills in a rigorous environment with other dedicated art students. It is taught by members of the Award-Winning PISD Visual Arts Staff. Instruction has been designed to be unique, engaging, and correspond with an overarching skill each week. Students will explore techniques and mediums using big ideas to guide their artistic investigations. Woven throughout the three weeks will be drawing instruction and the creative process.

    Schedule Overview

    • Days 1-4: June 3-6 will focus on sculpture/ceramics.
    • Days 5-8: June 7-12 will focus on printmaking.
    • Days 9-12: June 13-18 will focus on painting.
    Eligible Students: 
    • Current Plano ISD students in grades 5-7
    • We encourage serious art students with a drive and passion for creating a variety of media to consider signing up. If you are unsure if this program is right for your student please reach out to their art teacher to discuss.

    Dates: June 3 - 18 (Monday - FRIDAY)  (Please note the last week will end on a Tuesday)

    Times: 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

    Locations
      • Hendrick Middle School
      • Otto Middle School
      • Robinson Middle School

      Please review the Program feeder patterns to identify your student's Exploration campus assignment, based on their neighborhood elementary campus.

      Cost:
      • $300 per student
      • Please note for cancelations before May 12, $30 is retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be processed after May 12.
      • Cancelation requests must be submitted to summerschool@pisd.edu.
      Transportation
      • Busing is provided from the students’ neighborhood elementary campus. 
      • Keep in mind that the neighborhood campus may not be the campus the student attends during the school year. 
      • Summer bus routes will be posted in May.
      Registration
      • Opens: March 18, 2024
      • Closes: April 12, 2024
      • Completed through the PISD Parent Portal.
      • ***NOTE: PVAA may also be listed as "PArts" when registering in the Parent Portal.
      Questions
      • Your Campus Art Teacher - For questions about the course and artwork.
      • Summer School Office - For general questions about this program please contact at summerschool@pisd.edu.

    • Power of Coding | Grades 2 - 4

      Power of Coding | Grades 2 - 4

      **NOTE:  Power of Coding is part of the "PISD Exploration" program.  Students must register for the "PISD Exploration" program and select the "Power of Coding" course as one of the three total classes during the enrollment process.  This is not a separate, stand-alone course.

      Program Description: 

      • Students in this course are learning to code aligned to their grade-level abilities. Students engage with programmable bots and/or onscreen skill-building systems, as well as off-screen learning resources.

      Eligible Students: 
      • Current Plano ISD students in grades 2- 4.

      Dates: June 3 - 18 (Monday - FRIDAY)  (Please note the last week will end on a Tuesday) 

      Times: 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

      Locations: 

      • Hendrick Middle School
      • Otto Middle School
      • Robinson Middle School

      Please review the Program feeder patterns to identify your student's Exploration campus assignment, based on their neighborhood elementary campus.

      Cost:

      • $100, which is shown when you complete the registration for the overall PISD Exploration program.
      • Please note for cancelations before May 12, $30 is retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be processed after May 12.
      • Cancelation requests must be submitted to summerschool@pisd.edu.  

      Transportation: 

      • Busing is provided from the students’ neighborhood campus. 
      • Keep in mind that the neighborhood campus may not be the campus the student attends during the school year. 
      • Summer bus routes will be posted in May. 

      Registration: 

      • Opens: March 18, 2024
      • Closes: April 12, 2024
      • Students must register for the "PISD Exploration" program and select the "Power of Coding" course during the enrollment process.

      Questions: