Summer Continued Learning

The 2019-2020 school year ended in a very unusual way for Hamilton County Schools students and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we make plans for a safe reopening of school in the fall, we believe the summer provides us a unique opportunity to recover learning loss from the spring, maintain engagement, and also provide select students a head start for the 2020-2021 school year.

These opportunities are different from the typical summer school offerings every year. In addition to those offerings, the district designed these opportunities to specifically meet the needs and address new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

While restrictions are being gradually lifted in our community, this summer will not look like a typical summer for Hamilton County families. These special summer learning opportunities can provide a fun way to engage and entertain children at home while also keeping them on track to succeed in school.

Here are the three areas of summer learning offerings:

  • Graduation and Remediation - June 1-July 31
    • Due to the school closure, some seniors need the opportunity to recover credit to graduate with the Class of 2020. The district will provide opportunities for these students to complete the coursework necessary to graduate this summer.
  • Early Start Students - July 6-July 31
    • Select students will be given the opportunity to get a head start on the 2020-2021 school year to ensure they’re on track when school starts back this fall. Students who may need targeted intervention will be invited by their school.
  • HCS Continued Learning - June 1-July 31
    • Virtual learning opportunities are still available to students this summer! i-Ready is available and accessible for all K-12 students. The district will also regularly share exciting ways parents can engage their children in learning throughout the summer.

The district will provide more detailed information to families in need of Graduation Completion or who qualify as Early Start Students. We are also partnering with Chattanooga 2.0 with and other local non-profit organizations to provide additional students with curriculum that is aligned to Early Start programming.

Make sure to follow our social media pages and this HCS Continued Learning web page for updates and information on activities to engage your children this summer.



A personalized online program for reading and math.

Keep the Learning Going at Home with i-Ready® Personalized Instruction

If your student attends a school that uses i-Ready, they can continue to use the program at home. Follow the link below to read on to learn how you can support your student with i-Ready Personalized Instruction.

i-Ready Personalized Instruction Guidance for Families >>

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PreK Learning Activities

Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

University of Tennessee

Live / Online Summer Reading & Writing Skills Programs

For Preschoolers Through Entering 12th Graders

TDEC Hosts Virtual Summer Camp for K-12 Students

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host a Virtual Summer Camp for environmental education geared for students K-12 in June and July through social media platforms.

“We know many young people are being impacted by COVID-19 guidelines and are looking for ways to enjoy their summer,” Kendra Abkowitz, director of TDEC’s Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices, said. “We hope the Virtual Summer Camp will be a way to stay engaged, have fun, and learn about environmental responsibility.”

The camp will begin June 1 and have daily activities intended for enjoyment and education. Each week, camp students can participate in Make a Difference Mondays, Trash Reduction Tuesdays, Wildlife Wednesdays, Earth Friendly Thursdays and Food Waste Fridays. The activities will utilize TDEC staff, including those from Tennessee State Parks and environmental program areas, as well as feature nonprofits Turnip Green Creative Reuse and Urban Green Lab.

InnovatEd Summer Design Challenge Sign Ups

Each week, students engage in different aspects of the STEAM acronym. Monday Zoom sessions launch challenges that engage students’ mind and hands around Exploring Chattanooga. Friday Zoom sessions allow students to share their creations and designs. Registered participants can receive a FREE STEAM Kit.

Kit pick-up and additional details can be found in this Sign-Up link.

Summer STEAM Challenges are open to students entering K-8th.
Cost: FREE
Time: Mondays and Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dates: June 15 - July 24

Check out this flyer for more information >>