Ride the wave of learning with the Summer Enrichment + Acceleration (SEA) program!
This summer’s K-8 learning experience—set for June 14 to July 2—has been redesigned with the goal of helping all students, while specifically addressing learning losses that have occurred over the past year-and-a-half during the pandemic. The focus on enrichment and acceleration is intended to help students get a head start on next year’s learning.
SEA activities will focus on accelerating and expanding on student learning for the current grade and previewing what students will learn at the next grade level. In addition to the acceleration, students also will participate in enrichment opportunities outside the core subject areas, taking part in engaging activities and learning typically offered in Specials and Connections courses.
GCPS cafés will provide free breakfast and lunch on school days to K-8 students attending GCPS’ Summer Enrichment and Acceleration (SEA) program (June 14-July 2) and to high school students attending in-person summer classes at Collins Hill HS, Duluth HS, and Parkview HS (June 14-July 7).
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ School Nutrition Program also is providing free meals for children, ages 18 and under between June 14 and July 2. Families will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch at most Gwinnett middle school sites from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. (Due to construction, Jones MS and Five Forks MS will not provide curbside pick-up.) A child does not have to be a student at the school site to receive a meal.
In addition, Gwinnett County Government’s Summer Meals Program will be available June 1-Aug. 3. The county’s program serves 25 sites around Gwinnett, with several sites located on transit lines. Registration is not required to participate. Meals can be picked up for children ages 18 and under between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., while supplies last. For additional food resources, families can visit www.GwinnettCares.org or United Way’s 2-1-1 Contact Center.
Elementary: Buses will arrive in the mornings at 7:45 a.m. for drop off. Buses will depart in the afternoons at 2 p.m. for dismissal.
Middle School: Buses will arrive in the mornings at 8:45 a.m. for drop off. Buses will depart in the afternoons at 3 p.m. for dismissal.
- In-Person SEA Program—Designed for students who teachers and schools feel would most benefit from in-person instruction. These free, in-person classes are available by invitation. Classes will be held June 14-July 2. Elementary SEA will begin at 8 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 2 p.m. Middle school students will attend SEA from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Rising K Academy—Open to all children registered to start kindergarten in the fall at a GCPS school. This program is available at no charge to families. (June 14-July 2)
- Digital SEA Program—Open to all GCPS students. This self-paced digital format is accessed through the Student Portal on the Summer Enrichment and Acceleration eCLASS page. (June 14-July 16)
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) Enrichment Camps—Offered for interested students in grades 8-12. Duluth HS will host four week-long enrichment camps where participants will earn an industry-recognized certification. These camps are free.
o ServSafe Manager Certification—For rising 11th and 12th graders. Participants will learn about safely handling food in this training. ServSafe certification is a requirement for professionals in the service and hospitality industry. (June 14-18, 8-11 a.m.)
o OSHA 10 Certification—For students ages 16 and older. Safety first! OSHA 10 certification is industry-recognized and prepares a potential employee to follow basic safety precautions on a worksite. (June 7-10, 8-11 a.m., or June 21-24, 8-11 a.m.)
o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR)—For rising 9th-12th graders. Being prepared for an emergency is a valuable life skill, and one of the best ways to be prepared is to be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR also is a great initial certification for students considering a future career in healthcare. (June 21-24, 9-11 a.m.)
Not attending SEA in-person? No worries… the digital SEA option provides students with opportunities through a self-paced program. The digital SEA program will be available June 14-July 16. This is a perfect option for students who prefer a digital learning environment, allowing them to access online lessons and activities for summer enrichment.