Summer School Hours:
8 am - 2 pm - Elementary School
9 am - 3 pm - Middle School/High School
*parents of elementary school students, please contact your child's school or any questions or concerns
This summer HCPS is taking a journey into a brand-new and innovative approach to summer education beginning on Monday at each of our schools. These four weeks will be unlike any other as students will have the opportunity to experience deeper learning and engaging classroom lessons. Weekly field trips, STEM based projects, and real-world encounters will be enjoyed by all summer learning participants.
At each of our schools students will have an overarching theme guiding lessons in the classroom and field trips to help students gain real-world knowledge and experience.
Elementary school students have a large menu for their summer learning as the learning experience begins with “The World Around Us,” as week one kicks-off with nature and transportation and engineering. Field trips will include Destination Theatre, Virginia Waste Management (Dupont Elementary), the Science Museum of Richmond, and the Richmond Metro Zoo.
For week two, the learning continues with “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, as students will learn to leave no footprint and about going green. Students will be participating in archeological digs at the Prince George Heritage Center, a trip to Maymont Park in Richmond, and a trip to the Appomattox Regional Library.
Week three students will be “Better Together” learning social traits and the importance of community. Field trips include a visit to Hopewell High School to visit Bright Star Productions and the Appomattox Regional Library.
For the close of the summer learning experience, students will need a “Passport to New Adventures” as they connect to history and visit the Quartermaster Museum and Pamplin Park. The summer learning experience will conclude with an exhibition and cookout at Crystal Lake to celebrate the achievements of all students.
The summer learning journey for the Woodson Wildcats will center around 21st Century Learning. Each week the students will be taking field trips to the Hopewell Community Center, the Appomattox Regional Library, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, John Randolph Medical Center, Blueprint Automation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Carter Woodson’s summer learning will include parent events as well, each with a topic of discussion for parents and students. The events will be held on the following dates: July 12 - What is 21st Century?, July 26 - Healthy Eating and Healthy Living, and finally August 9 - Summer Project Presentation Expo.
Our Blue Devils are also going to experience summer learning with not only field trips but engaging lessons in the classrooms, beginning with week one, “Eat Well in Hopewell,” and a field trip to Randolph Market and Kroger, exploring wellness plans with healthy eating options.
Week two will find our students “Planning for the Future” as they research possible career paths and colleges. The field trips for our students include Virginia Commonwealth University and the State Capitol Building.
As week three begins, students investigate Hopewell with “Who’s Who and What’s What” in and around the city. Students will visit the Beacon Theatre and learn about it’s restoration process and its history in Hopewell.
During the final week of the summer learning journey, the Blue Devils will celebrate their success with a field day on July 31 and a project exhibition on August 3.