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Early Childhood

  • Nature-Based Kindergarten Prep / (Spanish Form)

    • MDE Summer Preschool Funding for Rising Kindergartners
    • This program is only for enrolled incoming kindergartners
    • 7:45-11:30 am
    • Monday-Friday
    • June 20- July 1
    • North Park School for Innovation

    ECFE Nature & Summer Fun Outdoor Classes - 2 classes

    • Ages: 1-5 years
    • 9:00-10:15 am & 10:45 am-12:00 pm
    • Wednesdays
    • 6 weeks in June/July
    • Family Center & Blooming Heights

    ECFE Nature-Based Preschool

    • Ages: 3 & 4 years
    • 9:00-11:00 am
    • Tuesdays/Thursdays
    • 6 weeks in June/July
    • Family Center & Blooming Heights

    Registration for Summer ECFE Programs

    Early Childhood Screening

    • Ages 3-5 years
    • Various appointments Tuesdays in June/July
    • Family Center
    • August 15 11:00am-7:00pm, August 16 8:30am-4:30pm, August 17 8:30am-4:30pm

    English Language Screening

    For families that speak languages other than English at home, please use this form to sign up for an appointment for your child to have a short English screener or a short interview with speaking and listening questions in English at the District Office in May. This interview will determine if your child is eligible to receive English Language services (ESL/EL) when they begin kindergarten in the fall. Contact Patti Lagos with questions.  

    Mini-Adventures Child Care

    • Ages 33 months-5 years
    • 6:30am- 6pm
    • Monday-Friday
    • Family Center

School Age

  • Summer ENCORE

    • Theme-based content with literacy, math, academic skills, fitness, art and environmental activities that spark joy!
    • Summer ENCORE is for incoming Kindergarten through incoming 9th grade students. 
    • Must be enrolled at CHPS
    • July 11 - July 29
    • Located at North Park School for Innovation and Columbia Academy
    • 7:45 a.m. (breakfast): 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Registration will be based upon staffing capacity and safety guidelines
    • Community Partnerships: Summer Reads VISTA (for Adventure Club), Columbia Heights Recreation Department and Columbia Heights Public Library
    • Registration Forms: English and Spanish

    Summer Adventure Club Child Care

    • 6:30 am- 6 pm
    • Monday-Friday
    • Family Center

    Blooming Heights CHHS Assistants Program

    • 8 weeks

    Drivers Education

    • One session at the Family Center

    Environmental Camp

    • Grades 2-5
    • August 1-5
    • Environmental Camp Registration Form were distributed to students

    Summer Sampler

    • Grades 4-6
    • 5-6:30pm
    • Monday-Thursday

Activities and Athletics

  • Activities Page

    • Strength Training (grade 7-12)
    • Swim and Dive (grade 7-12)
    • Football (grade 7-12)
    • Soccer (grade 7-12)
    • Basketball (grade 7-12)
    • Lacrosse - Girls (grade 7-12)
    • Dance (grade 7-12)
    • Volleyball - Girls (grade 7-12)

    *Final details will be distributed once staffing and facility availability is set.

Additional Academic Offerings

  • Advanced Placement Boost

    • To Be Determined

    Summer Seminar with St. Anthony/New Brighton Public Schools

    • July 11-July 29

    Home Reading Program

    • Throughout the Summer

    High School Credit Recovery

    • To Be Determined

    North Suburban Summer Academy

    • June 13-July 1


    Extended School Year (ESY) services will be provided in line with student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). These services are embedded within Summer Encore programming.

    Recovery Services will be provided for those students whose programming and progress were adversely impacted by the pandemic.

    Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) home/community visits and evaluations in the Family Center.

    Increase mental health support will be provided by school staff (School Social Worker and/or School Psychologist) and the CHPS school linked mental health partner, Lee Carlson Center.