Summer Academies


COVID-19 UPDATE (posted April 20, 2020): In response to the statewide suspension of in-person instruction, a new remote learning plan for K-8 Summer Learning Academy is being created. Stay tuned for more information.


Each year, District 401 offers summer classes for students who will be entering kindergarten through 12th grade.

Our K-8 Summer Learning Academy serves students who will be attending Elmwood (K-5), John Mills (K-5) or Elm (6-8) in the coming school year.

Our EPHS Summer Academy gives Elmwood Park High School students — including incoming freshmen — the opportunity to earn credit toward graduation by taking courses from a rigorous online curriculum.

Both academies are headquartered in the high school building.


K-8 Summer Learning Academy at a Glance


Classes begin in early June and conclude no later than early July. All classes are finished before the Fourth of July.

Two main course tracks are available for students: Academic Courses, for which students must meet District criteria to be eligible, and Interest-Based Courses, which are open to all students in the relevant grade levels.

Key dates for families interested in this year's K-8 Summer Learning Academy are the following:

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2020
Students recommended for Academic Courses will be notified.

MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2020
Registration for Interest-Based Courses will begin at 9 a.m.

For detailed information about both course tracks, please click here.

If you have questions about the 2020 program, please contact Ms. Morgan Freeck, principal of the Summer Learning Academy. She can be reached by email at freeckm@epcusd401.org or by phone at 708-583-2212.


EPHS Summer Academy at a Glance


Rising students in grades 9-12 can get ahead in their required classes or recover credits through the EPHS Summer Academy, which uses Apex Learning, an online educational platform.

Students work individually at their own pace, with teacher monitoring, frequent check-ins and instructional assistance as needed, all conducted by certified EPHS staff.

Classes begin in early June and conclude no later than early July. All classes are finished before the Fourth of July.

General registration for 2020 should be submitted to the Registrar's Office at the high school by May 30. Late registration may be accepted up until June 1, but a late registration fee may be assessed.

For detailed information about 9-12 offerings, please visit our EPHS Summer Academy page.

If you have questions about the 2020 program, please contact Ms. Kyleen Coia, EPHS assistant principal. She can be reached by email at coiak@epcusd401.org or by phone at 708-583-6212.

EPHS students may also contact their counselor: Ms. Paige Kozyra (students A-G), Ms. Alison Till (students H-Perez) or Ms. Marissa Garay (students Perf-Z).


To Learn More


Additional information about summer classes can be found at the pages listed below. 


K-8 Summer Learning Academy page


EPHS Summer Academy page