Beyond the School Day

  • Columbia Heights Public Schools supports a large number of opportunities for academic support and enrichment. Some programs are developed for specific needs and require an invitation from your child's school to participate. Most programs are free but some do include a fee.

    For more information, contact your child's school or the District Office at 763-528-4500.


    Elementary

    Adventure Club

    Adventure Club provides high quality child care with daily fun and educational experiences.

    For more information, contact the Community Education Office at 763-528-4517.

    Targeted Services

    Targeted Services is designed to accelerate student achievement through individualized teaching strategies. Targeted Services provides learning opportunities for qualifying students beyond the school day at no charge to families. This extra learning time allows for instruction that is focused on the specific need of each student.  

     


    Secondary

    Driver's Education

    Classes are offered through Safeway Driving School. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact the Community Education Office at 763-528-4517.

    CHHS Key Club

    Columbia Heights High School students are welcome to join Key Club, a service club dedicated to developing leadership qualities in high school students directing student led community service opportunities.

    For more information, contact Community Education Director Kristen Stuenkel at 763-528-4515.

     


     

Summer Opportunities

  • Columbia Heights Public Schools supports a large number of opportunities for academic support and enrichment. Some programs are developed for specific needs and require an invitation from your child's school to participate. Most programs are free but some do include a fee.

    For more information, contact your child's school or the District Office at 763-528-4500.


    Elementary

    Elementary Summer School

    Students who are currently enrolled in kindergarten through 5th grade and qualify for reading or math intervention will be invited to attend the Columbia Heights Elementary Summer School Program. This is an opportunity for students to receive intensive small group instruction in reading and math and provide a pathway to success in the upcoming school year. This is a half day program that runs for four weeks. For more information, please contact your child’s teacher or school principal.

    Summer Reading Program

    The Summer Reading Program is largely focused on English Learners who can benefit from a summer full of reading books at their individual levels. This program runs for approximately 6 weeks with teachers visiting students at their homes to read with them and to circulate a collection of books. For more information, contact EL & Family Coordinator Jane Riordan at 763-528-4435.

    Bridges to Kindergarten

    Bridges to Kindergarten provides a preview to kindergarten to students who can benefit from additional support in early literacy skills of recognizing letters and developing basic vocabulary. It also provides time for students to adjust to the rituals and routines of the classroom. For more information, contact the Community Education Office at 763-528-4517.

    Special Education Extended Year

    Extended Year classes are available to students with this designation on their IEPs. For more information contact the Student Services Department at 763-528-4414.

    Adventure Club

    Adventure Club provides high quality child care with daily fun and educational experiences. For more information, contact the Community Education Office at 763-528-4517.

    Summer Academy

    Summer Academy offers a variety of engaging accelerated courses for advanced students.

     


    Secondary

    Secondary Summer School

    Secondary Summer School provides the opportunity to students to have additional time to master grade level standards and attain high school credits. Secondary Summer School is a half day program that runs for five weeks in the summer.

    Credit Recovery

    Credit Recovery is a short intensive course that allows students to gain credit for courses they did not pass by a narrow margin.

    Credit Completion

    Credit Completion is an intensive course that helps students gain credit for courses they did not pass due to significant missing work.

    Driver's Education

    Classes are offered through Safeway Driving School. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact the Community Education Office at 763-528-4517.

     

Community Programs