High School Summer Learning Options
Each high school will offer credit recovery options to students who need assistance recovering credits from the school year. Students and parents interested in learning more about the summer credit recovery options available should speak to their high school counselor.
eAcademy (virtual programs)
Summer eAcademy will offer a limited selection of courses for advanced placement students who acquire counselor enrollment permission. The eight-week summer session starts June 1 and ends with finals July 21-22. Click here to visit the eAcademy website for additional information on how eAcademy works and see available courses. Interested students should visit with their high school counselor to get persmission to enroll.
Extended School Year (ESY)
Extended School Year (ESY) is also available for students found eligible for this service by their IEP team. ESY focuses on the IEP goals identified by the IEP team. Please contact your child’s special education case manager for more information.
Mental Health Clinic
All students, their families, and Olathe Public Schools staff members are invited to receive free mental health services through the district’s Summer Mental Health Clinic. This clinic will provide services from May 25-Aug. 5, 2021. Services will be offered by Olathe Public Schools mental health providers and therapeutic interns from Friends University. Group and individual therapy, as well as behavior consultations for parents and students, will be available. Individuals may sign up for this clinic beginning in early May. Visit the district’s student health website for more information.
Migrant Summer Program for Grades 6-12
The Migrant Summer Program is being offered to all qualifying families in the Olathe School District. Students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to participate in the four-week summer enrichment program June 7-July 1. For more information, please contact the Department of Diversity and Engagement via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-780-7783.
The Spot will be hosted every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 9-30) at the Johnson County Youth and Family Services Center, 920 W. Spruce St., Olathe.
The Spot is a free after-school program for students in sixth through 12th grade hosted in partnership with various community partners including Olathe Public Schools, Olathe Public Library, Johnson County Mental Health, Johnson County Department of Corrections, Olathe Fire Department, and Olathe Police Department. This program will offer homework support, mentorship, and a fun and safe environment for students to play and socialize with their peers.
Amenities include: indoor recreation area (arcade-style games, pool table, ping pong), game room (e-sports with gaming systems PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One), outdoor basketball court, small library (in partnership with the Olathe Public Library), and homework support room with laptops available for checkout while there.
For questions email email@example.com or call 913-780-7784.
Summer Driver's Ed Program
Olathe Public Schools will offer driver’s education this summer in a virtual classroom format. Classes will meet daily from 11 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday.
Where is the Program Located?
Students will be dropped off and picked up at Olathe East High School, 14545 W. 127th Street, Olathe, headquarters for the driver’s education program.
- The June session will run June 1-24.
- The July session will run June 28-July 22.
- Students will pick a morning or afternoon driving session.
- Morning drives will take place between 7-11 a.m., in one-hour increments.
- Afternoon drives will take place between noon-4 p.m., in one-hour increments.
- Students may register online beginning April 12 and ending April 30.
- Students will choose the June or July session and morning or afternoon drive session.
- The cost is $300 payable by credit card, cash or check and due at registration prior to the first day of class.
- Successful completion of the course plus additional driving experience will enable students to obtain a Kansas driver’s license or restricted license (depending on their age and length of time they have held a permit).
- A learner’s permit is not required to take driver's education.
- Students must be 14.5 years old by the first class.
- Driving experience with a parent is recommended prior to the start of class.
- Questions regarding the program? Please email Kraig Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Weights Program
Olathe will hold summer weights sessions at all high schools and middle schools. Updated medical physicals are not a requirement for participation. The cost is $60 per student. Register online.
- Dates are May 24–June 24, Monday through Thursday.
- Available to any Olathe School District current sixth or seventh grader, with all sessions held in the morning. Times vary by school and can be found on the registration site.
- Dates are June 7–July 15, Monday through Thursday.
- Available to any Olathe School District student currently in grades 8–12, with all sessions held in the morning. Most sessions are specific to a sport/activity and information with times can be found at the website above.
Families may contact their school counselor for a tutor list provided as a courtesy. The district tutor list represents names of Olathe Public Schools certified teachers and substitutes who have requested to be listed as a tutor. The district will also retain names of retired teachers and certified district staff who are currently on leave if they desire. This list is provided purely as a courtesy to parents and students. It is the responsibility of the parents and students to check references, qualifications, and arrange meeting times and fees. Fees are between the tutor and parent.