Summer Programs

  • Math Summer Bridge

    The Math Summer Bridge program at Hillview will be offered from June 21 - July 16. Summer Bridge slots are primarily based on teacher referral. If parents have questions, they should reach out to their counselors. More information on the program will be coming soon.

     

    MPCSD Summer Extended Learning Program

    Menlo Park City School District is excited to offer a special four-week program from July 6-July 30 designed to enrich learning by reviewing important grade-level content through engaging project-based lessons. Project-Based Learning will provide students the opportunity to dive deeply into a topic of interest while reinforcing Reading, Writing, Math, and/or Social Studies and Science skills. Due to the pandemic, this summer only, we are opening up our summer programming to ALL students who would like to attend. This program is free of charge to all families. Please reach out to the Hillview summer school director Jacky Schlegel for any additional questions specific to the middle school offerings. 

     

    Below are the programs specifically available for Hillview Middle School students.  For more information on all programs offered both in english and spanish visit MPCSD Summer Programs Descriptions   

     

    Register here for these programs, registration must be completed by April 30th.

     

    Extended School Year PBL Experience for All

    AUDIENCE: Rising first (1st) - eighth (8th) grade students & SPANISH IMMERSION Rising 1-2

    TIME: Morning Session Only

    ENROLLMENT: Open Enrollment for ALL students

    LOCATIONS: Encinal, Laurel LOWER, Oak Knoll (rising 1-5), Hillview (rising 6-8)

    Rising first (1st) - eighth (8th) grade students are invited to enroll in an engaging half-day, extended learning, experiential, project-based learning program. Students will develop grade-level skills and knowledge through investigation and complex problem solving around real-world challenges. Teachers will implement their grade-level PBL units to ensure meaningful integration of content areas, such as reading, writing, math, and science. The PBL units will be designed around the most important grade-level standards that will support success in their next grade level. All families who seek greater instructional opportunities, more in-person experiences after a year of limited interaction, or who simply want their child to be engaged in meaningful learning rather than sitting at home uninspired are encouraged to enroll their children. This exciting program is available to ALL MPCSD students. 

     

    SVEF: Computer Science Institute (CSI)

    AUDIENCE: Rising seventh (7th) - eighth (8th) grade students 

    TIME: Morning Session Only

    ENROLLMENT: Open Enrollment, but space limited. 

    LOCATIONS: Hillview 

    Students entering 7th & 8th grade will have the option to attend a Computer Science Institute. CSI is a project-driven curriculum designed to equip students in the seventh and eighth grades with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will learn practical programming skills and have the opportunity to practice their skills through physical computing using a tiny device called the Micro: bit. The Micro: bit is a pocket-size programmable computer with 25 LEDs, buttons, and pins for input and output, BlueTooth wireless communication, and the ability to sense temperature, light, acceleration, and magnetism.