• 2018 Middle School Summer Program

    The Middle School Summer School Program is designed for students in grades 6 to 8 who have not mastered the essential elements of the required courses of English, Math, Social Studies or Science. This program is streamlined to concentrate on academic mastery.

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  • Summer Institute for Gifted and Talented Students (SIGS)

    Online Registration will be available for middle school SIGS beginning February 19. To register online, the parent must go to Parent Portal, must have completed the student emergency information, and must pay using a credit card.


    The Summer Institute for Gifted and Talented Students challenges students currently in the PACE program grades 5-7. The middle school program includes courses such as humanities, science, mathematics, social sciences, and/or computer training. The program is located at Schimelpfenig Middle School, 2400 Maumelle Drive; Otto Middle School, 504 North Star Road; and Renner Middle School, 5701 West Parker Road. The dates are June 6 through June 28 from 7:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. (Mon-Fri). Tuition is $300 and may be paid with cash, money order, cashier's check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express card. No personal checks will be accepted.
    The student registration information will be sent home with the student in March or may be obtained from the home school PACE teacher. The deadline for registration is May 11.
    Transportation is provided from the student's home campus. Bus schedules will be sent home with the students the last week of the 2017-18 school year. For more information contact your child's PACE teacher.
    Plano Arts Summer Program (PArts) held in conjunction with SIGS
    The month of June holds a wonderful and exciting opportunity for girls and boys who enjoy creative visual art experiences. Students are invited by their art teachers based on talent and ability in art to the Plano Arts Summer Program- PArts.
    Students will enjoy using unique tools and materials in both two- and three-dimensional activities. The springboard to all activities and projects will be known masterpieces by past and contemporary artists. Among some of the activities in which students will be involved are:

    variety of drawing techniques
    variety of painting techniques
    Exploration of sculpture
    An introduction to digital art

    Each day students meet with peers and the teachers will direct them through the many skills necessary to produce personal masterpieces. After all work is completed, student creations will be displayed for parents and friends to enjoy at the Art Gala! Students will be able to begin their very own digital galleries for future art pursuits.
    We know that this sounds like a challenge; however, the students that have been selected to receive an invitation have already demonstrated an outstanding ability to create great works of art, study, work hard, solve problems. Students will enjoy learning, creating, working and performing in an atmosphere where they are the star!

  • Course Mastery

    Current 6th, 7th and 8th graders will take courses offered for four weeks beginning June 6 through June 27, 2018. There will be no afternoon sessions.  Middle School Summer School is located at Hendrick Middle School, 7400 Red River Drive. The tuition is $230 and may be paid with cash, money order, cashier's check, Master Card, Visa, Discover or American Express card. No personal checks will be accepted.

    The Student Registration Handbook will be available in March and may be obtained from the home school counselor. All applications must have the counselor's signature.

    Students may pre-enroll through May 18. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than May 17 in order to pre-enroll a student. After May 18 students must enroll June 5 at Hendrick Middle School between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Out of district students cannot enroll in this program.

    Transportation will be provided from the student's home campus. The bus schedule will be available the last week of the 2017-18 school year. For more information contact your student's counselor.