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GCS Summer Extended Learning Opportunities

Because our students have experienced potentially significant learning gap as a result of missed instruction due to the pandemic, GCS is offering our students Kindergarten through 12th grade Summer Extended Leaning Opportunities. Enrichment and Re-Administration, Read-to-Achieve (RTA) and Learning Recovery will be provided for our students who are not proficient on the regular administration. Gillespie will host Summer Extended Learning for our students. Please note carefully eligibility requirement. More information is forthcoming:

Enrichment and Re-Administration

  • GCS will re-administer EOG testing for students that were not proficient on the regular administration
  • Enrichment is required before re-administration of EOG
  • Students can retest one time
  • Window for Enrichment and Re-administration of EOG:
    • Enrichment offered June 8th and 9th and Re-administration June 10th and 11th
    • Enrichment offered June 14th – 24th and Re-administration week or June 28th

Read to Achieve (SB 397)

  • Reading camp as a literary intervention required for
    • Any third grader who does not demonstrate reading proficiency
    • Any second grader who demonstrates difficulties with reading development
  • Reading camp shall be at least 72 hours of reading instruction
  • Testing for RTA will take place the end of July

Learning Recovery (SB 82)

  • In-person instruction to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade to address learning loss
  • Instruction shall be at least 150 hours or 30 days
  • Meal service and physical activity is required
  • ELA, Math, Science (3rd -8th) required, along with at least one enrichment activity
  • Gillespie will be a host site
  • Related services and extended year students with IEPs will be provided during the day
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch) and transportation will be provided
  • District will provide instructional lesson plans and resources
  • Must give an assessment per grade and subject level at the beginning and end

Dates Two Three-Week Sessions

  • June 14 – July 1
  • July 12 – July 29
  • RTA students will need to attend both sessions
  • Elementary School Instructional Time: 7:45 am – 2:30 pm

Weekly Themes

  • June 14: Astronaut Training Camp
  • June 21: Paleontologist Training Camp
  • June 28: School Spirit Week
  • July 12: Celebration of Nations
  • July 19: Mad Science
  • July 26: A Bug’s Life

Content Planned Times for Grades K-2

  • Content Planned Times for 3-5
  • ELA – 120 minutes
  • Math – 90 minutes
  • Lunch – 25 minutes
  • Recess with SEL – 25 minutes
  • Enrichment/Specialist Rotation – 40 minutes
  • Science/Social Studies Instruction based on weekly theme-40-90 minutes


Process for Selection of Prospective Students-Tableau

Registration Link:

  • GCS SOARS Version 16.0 (
  • Selection Considerations:
    • K -2nd grade: Students at or below the 20th percentile in Istation AND at or below the 20th percentile in either math or reading MAP
    • 3rd grade: Students at or below the 20th percentile in Istation (3rdgraders were not required to take MAP)
    • 4th and 5thgrade: Students at or below the 20th percentile in either math or reading MAP
    • ** Students with missing Istation or MAP scores are considered at or below the 20th percentile for that indicator.


Additional Opportunities

STEM/Robotics Camp (details forthcoming)

AG Explore Camp (registration links will be shared in LAU and via summer learning catalog)

  • Rising 4th–6thgrade AG students
  • 120 slots
  • Location: Jefferson Elementary school
  • Date: July 12-15
  • Time: 7:45am –2:30pm

Summer Arts Institute (registration links will be shared in LAU and via summer learning catalog)

  • Dates: June 21 –July 30
  • Open for elementary, middle, and high school students
  • 28 different camps

Locations: Ragsdale, Weaver, Swann, and Penn-Griffin