GRASP - Correspondence ***Register by 4/23/21***
GRASP is a nine-week correspondence program for grades K-8, that helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer vacation. Each lesson is constructed to reinforce or reteach typical basic skills generally found in most curricula at a particular grade level. One lesson per subject is completed each week for nine weeks. Each lesson should take approximately one hour per week to complete. Completed lessons are mailed to a scoring center in the envelopes provided. The lessons are scored, results recorded and returned to the children. Children successfully completing at least 7 lessons (70% accuracy) are awarded a certificate.Those successfully completing all 9 lessons will receive a medal soon after Labor Day. Instruction sheets found in each packet provide all the necessary information to complete each lesson. Children attending elementary grades at Bloomington Public Schools will have materials sent home with them the last week of school.Middle School and all others will be mailed in early June. We suggest parents order the grade level just completed. If your child is working at a different grade level, please order the most appropriate grade level.
Mixed age (Three and Four Year Old) five day per week preschool program done completely online, with no in-person classes. Flexible hours with live and prerecorded activities.
Preschool SAFARI is designed for families who desire an early learning education experience with a childcare component available. There will be a licensed preschool teacher giving preschool instruction for 2.5 hours during the day with a paraprofessional.
Preschool Safari - Is a brand new mixed age (Three and Four Year Old) five day per week (half-day) preschool program with before and after care available at Hillcrest Community School, Normandale Hills, Westwood, and Poplar Bridge Elementary.
Preschool for Four's is a five day per week (half-day) preschool for four yr olds and is taught by a licensed preschool teacher. Transportation is available. General education tuition uses a sliding fee scale and is based on family size and income.
Preschool for Three's is a two or three day per week (half-day) preschool for three yr olds and is taught by a licensed preschool teacher. General education tuition uses a sliding fee scale and is based on family size and income.
Step into Preschool is designed for children who turn 3 between September 1, 2020-January 31, 2021.
Preschool summer programming is a tuition free four-week language and literacy rich preschool experience for children who will be in preschool in the fall. Classes will be held July 6 - 30, Monday - Friday.
Camp/Summit SAFARI is full-day childcare for youth entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade. *Space is limited, site is not guaranteed.*
Early Camp SAFARI is a full-day childcare for 3, 4 or 5-year olds that are currently enrolled in ELA for the 2020/21 school year.
Early Learners Academy is an early education experience for 3, 4 or 5-year olds. It's designed for working families who need full-day child care and desire a Kindergarten readiness experience for the Bloomington Public Schools Kindergarten curriculum.
During Distance only education, we are providing care for Tier 1 workers in two locations, Poplar Bridge and Indian Mounds Elementary Schools. The general school population will be able to enroll if not all spots are filled by Tier 1 families.