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RCPS+ is a free summer program that provides engaging and hands-on activities for students. Students will complete academic activities that require problem-solving to promote critical thinking and creativity.

This year's theme is "Find Your Voice!"

Registration is open through May 19.

English registration form
Formulario de registro en español

Click here for the schedule.
Click here for locations.
Click here for other important information.
Click here to learn about the elementary program.
Click here to learn about the middle school program.
Click here for summer bus route information.


RCPS+ will run Monday through Thursdays for six weeks, from Tuesday, June 20 through Thursday, July 27, 2023. Elementary schools will begin at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 2 p.m. each day. Middle schools will begin at 9 a.m. and dismiss at 3 p.m.

There will be no RCPS+ on Tuesday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday. Thursday, July 27 will be a 2-hour early dismissal.


RCPS+ Location For Students who Attend
Crystal Spring Crystal Spring and Highland Park
Fallon Park Fallon Park, Garden City & Morningside
Grandin Court Grandin Court & Fishburn Park 
Preston Park Preston Park & Monterey
RAMS RAMS & Hurt Park
Round Hill Round Hill & Lincoln Terrace
Virginia Heights Wasena
Westside Westside & Fairview
Lucy Addison All  middle school students

Other Important Information

Bus transportation
will be provided. A list of bus stops and additional transportation information will be provided the week of June 12.

Please note: Our Transportation Department will use use your home address as the pick-up and drop-off location. If you would like your child to be picked up or dropped off at a different location within your school's zone, please call 853-2300 by May 19. RCPS+ bus stops may not be the same as the regular school year bus stops. Parents or guardians of current preschool and kindergarten students must escort their children to and from the bus stop.

Space is limited, so students who register are encouraged to attend regularly. There will be no penalty for prearranged absences.

There is no cost for students to attend. Both breakfast and lunch will be served.

RCPS standards and expectations for student behavior will be enforced. If students have repeated and/or serious infractions, they will be withdrawn from the summer program.

Elementary RCPS+
Click here to register.

English: Students will find their voice as they explore the seven continents and learn how people share stories around the world. They will discover the benefits of working together and learn how their talents can benefit their community. Students will read, write, and discuss daily!

Math: Students will find their voice as they write and speak about math. Students will use books to explore and discuss math concepts. They will investigate making sense of numbers, journal problem-solving strategies, build with engineering blocks, and learn from fun dice and card games that they can play with their families.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics): Students will engage in STEAM time each day. Science and experiments will play a key role this summer. Students will also benefit from art, music, and physical education. Students will find their voice in robotics and engineering challenges, virtual reality, coding, and science experiments. Through story books, they will learn about scientists, engineers, and explorers.

Middle School RCPS+
Click here to register.

English: Students will read stories to discover and examine different writers’ voices. Students will learn about challenging circumstances in historical contexts. They will find their own voices through daily writing opportunities and projects using different ways of communicating. Fun learning activities will help students develop their vocabulary and strengthen English skills while expressing themselves creatively.

Math: Students will find their voice as they write and speak about math! Our RCPS+ math curriculum will help students see how math is relevant in the real world. Students will also experience how math is used everywhere. This will enrich students’ thinking and ability to discuss their understanding of math and build on what they have previously learned.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics): Each day students will engage in STEAM time. Two-week units will allow students to explore robotics, scientific experimentation, coding, and other related fields. Students will work on an urban heat study. As part of the study, they will collect live temperature data and study their neighborhoods.
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