Middle School Summer Learning Options
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.
Level Up Your Learning
Level Up Your Learning is a website for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade to engage with key skills through games, activities and lessons. Students may follow reading and math activities based on recommendations from their teachers, or choose their own learning adventure based on their interests (art, music, physical education, science, social studies or reading).
The website will launch May 17 and families will receive district communication telling them more about its features.
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.
Olathe Public Schools offers Summer Academy for students in grades K-7. This program is by invitation only, is free of cost to our families, and includes bus transportation.
June 7-July 1, 2021
- Students in grades K-4 will be hosted at Prairie Trail Middle School. (8:15-10:45 a.m.)
- Students in grades 5-7 will be hosted at Pioneer Trail Middle School. (9-11:30 a.m.)
We focus on one foundational skill in reading and one in math.
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.