Program Details

Due to COVID-19, we are approaching Summer Link 2021 with a set of program modifications to ensure the health and safety of our students, counselors, and teachers. Because of the small size of the Summer Link cohort (16 to 20 students), we are planning to provide an in-person experience while also preparing contingency plans if we cannot do so safely. Applications open March 1 and will evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the spring. Summer Link will run from July 5 - 30, 2021.

What Will Students Learn?

Academic Classes

Summer Link students take academic courses that target specific reading and math skills so that students solidify their learning from the previous school year and are prepared for the material they will encounter during the next one. The Humanities course focuses on close reading and writing skills, while the Math and Science class targets skill growth in multiplication, division, and fractions. Students also take a Habits and Skills course to learn organization and study strategies across all disciplines.

Afternoon Projects & Activities

Afternoon sessions provide experiential, interdisciplinary experiences in the arts, athletics, leadership, and outdoor education. Afternoon projects and activities change each week, giving students the opportunity to develop existing passions and develop collaboration skills.

Habits of Mind

Summer Link’s program is anchored around Costa and Kallick’s “Habits of Mind,” a collection of behaviors that are indicative of effective and efficient problem solvers. Summer Link aspires to cultivate these habits that cross disciplines to support student learning, both inside and outside the classroom. The six specific habits that anchor all aspects of the program are:

  • Persisting
  • Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
  • Listening and understanding with empathy
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Thinking about thinking (metacognition)
  • Taking responsible risks

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:30am

Morning Drop-Off

  • Students taking the bus will arrive at 8:20am
8:30-9:00am

Breakfast & Community Time

9:05-9:55am

Academic Block 1

10:00-10:40am

Habits & Skills

10:40-11:00am

Break & Snack

11:05-11:55am

Academic Block 2

11:55am-12:45pm

Lunch & Activities

12:50-2:50pm

Afternoon Projects & Activities

3:00-3:30pm

Advisory & End-of-day Wrap-up

3:30-3:45pm

Afternoon Pick-Up

  • Students taking the bus will leave at 3:35pm