Summer School

summer school student imagePark Hill Summer School is a free, fun, caring place for your child to learn during the summer.

Students who will enter kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall will focus on a combination of academic and exploration classes. High school students can also enroll in summer school.

Park Hill Summer School offer a full-day program and includes transportation. Summer school bus routes and stops may vary from those of the regular school year and will be assigned based on student enrollment turned in by May 11 by noon. Enrollees after this date will be assigned to an existing bus stop.

You can also purchase meals for your child during summer school, just as you can during the school year.

To make sure transportation is available for your child, please complete and return the form to your school office by May 11 by noon. Please check here for dates on March 30. Enrollment opens April 2.

Elementary Information

Students Summer School Locations

English Landing 

English Landing

Hawthorn and Prairie Point

Line Creek*

Line Creek*

Tiffany Ridge

Tiffany Ridge

Union Chapel

Union Chapel

If your child is not a current student, you must go to your assigned building to enroll (boundary locator tool) and complete the summer school application. This application is not available yet. Look for it here on April 2.

Elementary summer school hours are 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.*
(Line Creek and Renner will run from 7:25 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.)

Middle School

All students who will enter sixth grade in the fall will get an opportunity to experience middle school during summer school at Plaza.

“Summer school at Plaza provides a great start to a student’s sixth-grade year. During the month of June, students meet several Plaza teachers and make new friends. Students learn the building’s layout and experience life as a sixth-grader, including using lockers and changing classes. Many students say that Plaza’s summer school makes the first few weeks of sixth grade much easier. Join us for the 2018 summer school session for an experience that will prepare you for sixth grade.” – Dr. Lezlee Ivy, Plaza principal

Students who will enter seventh and eighth grade in the fall will attend summer school at Lakeview Middle School.

Middle school summer school times are 7:25 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Incoming seventh and eighth graders will need to rank your top three choices for your electives (mark which is your first choice, your second choice and your third choice) on your enrollment form before you turn it in.
  • 20th-Century World Conflicts
    Students choosing Conflicts of the 20th Century will travel through the 1900s by looking at the some of the deadliest and most dangerous wars (World War I, World War II and the Cold War) that our world has ever seen. We will study some of most infamous villains in history, including Hitler and Stalin. The course will also look at what caused these bloody conflicts and the effects of a century of worldwide war. Finally, students will learn how these three devastating global struggles directly caused problems we grapple with daily, including terrorism.

  • Team Sports and Games
    Students choosing Team Sports and Games will learn why it is important to have a basic understanding of the rules for team sports, how success is defined and measured in a team sport, and the characteristics that are necessary for an individual player to be a part of a successful team.

  • Rockets
    Students will learn how rockets work, including how force, motion, friction and a myriad of other factors affect the flight pattern of a rocket. The students will use different types of projectiles that will allow them many different hands-on experiences, culminating in the building and launching of an Estes rocket.

  • Volunteer Venture
    Students choosing Volunteer Venture will learn about the eight elements of culture and how these various elements can be observed in the community. Students will participate in two service-learning experiences to integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience.

  • Mission Possible
    Students choosing the Engineering/Mission Possible course will engage in four exciting and challenging missions:
    • Project Scrambler (Egg Drop): Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to design an ultralight, ultra-durable carrier capable of protecting a pristine poultry payload during a harrowing, 18-foot plunge onto unforgiving, bone-crushing, egg-cracking asphalt.
    • Project Popsicle Power (Bridges): Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to design and build the lightest bridge with the highest structural integrity that can span two canyon walls while holding a ridiculous amount of weight in its center.
    • Project MacGyver (Sailboats): your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create a sailboat capable of sailing off a deserted island through an inhospitable incoming tide, using only a limited amount of shipwrecked materials.
    • Project Racecar (Mousetrap Cars): Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to design a sleek, spring-loaded race car capable of covering maximum distances in the shortest time period possible.

The application is not available yet. Look for it here on April 2.

High School Information

The application for high-school enrollment is available online and in counselors' offices. Applications are due May 11 by noon to make sure transportation is available. Summer school bus routes and stops may vary from those of the regular school year and will be assigned based on student enrollment turned in by the deadline. Enrollees after this date will be assigned to an existing bus stop.

All high school PE courses will be held at Congress Middle School. Except for PE courses, Park Hill South High School students will attend Park Hill South. Park Hill High School students will go to Congress for all courses.

Please check back on March 30 for dates.

The high school times are 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2018 Summer School Face-to-Face and Virtual Courses (PDF)
Credit Recovery Summer School Enrollment Form (PDF)


The K-12 Extended School Year dates are not set yet. It is a Monday-Thursday program with no Friday classes. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact the special services department at (816) 359-4032 for more information about the extended school year program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which students would benefit from summer school? 
Whether your child wants to work ahead or needs extra help, summer school has something for every student.

How do I turn in my child's enrollment form? 
Turn in your form to your child’s current school.

When is my enrollment form due?
To make sure transportation is available, we need your enrollment form by May 11 by noon for pre-K-12.

How does transportation work during the summer?

We provide bus transportation to and from the address on the form, if you live within the attendance area for the schools assigned to your summer school location. Transportation to a different address than the address on the form requires a NEW alternate route application for summer school — even if you have been approved during the school year.

Summer school bus routes and stops may vary from those of the regular school year and will be assigned based on student enrollment turned in by May 11. Enrollees after this date will be assigned to an existing bus stop.

Alternate route form

How do lunch and breakfast work during the summer? 

Breakfast and lunch will be available for students to purchase during summer school.

Elementary school meals Prices
Middle school and high school meals
$1.50 (regular)
$1.75 (premium)
$2.85 (regular)
$3.30 (premium)

Meal Payment Options
If your student plans to purchase breakfast or lunch, please make sure money is in your child’s account. You can make payments at your school or online through If a parent needs assistance or their student’s ID number for setting up an account, they can contact Susan Weaver.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefits
Students who receive free or reduced-price meal benefits during the school year will continue to receive those benefits during summer school.

For new district students or students from other districts who are attending summer school, an application for free or reduced meals is available online or complete the paper application. The completed application can be mailed or dropped off at one of the summer school buildings. This must be done prior to the end of May in order for qualified families to receive benefits on the first day of summer school.

If you already have a student in the district who is approved for free or reduced meal benefits and you have an incoming kindergartner who will start school this fall and attend summer school, you don’t need to fill out the form again. Please contact the Park Hill Nutrition Services by calling (816) 359-4090 or emailing Susan Weaver, and provide the name of the incoming kindergarten student as well as any other siblings in the household who are currently on the program. You must do this in order for the kindergarten student to receive the same benefit as his or her older siblings.

How do I arrange for my child to receive his or her medication during summer school?
Fill out a medication form and include it with your application. 

Where do I find information about school-age child care?
We are now offering Pre-K Summer Adventure for children entering kindergarten and Summer Day Camp for children entering first grade through eighth grade for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please check back for dates for Pre-K Summer Adventure and Summer Day Camp.

For information about Pre-K Summer Adventure or Summer Day Camp, see the school-age child care page.