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Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Learning Camp

Rutherford County Schools will offer summer camps for rising 1st-8th grade students at ten schools across the district. This is a fun, free opportunity for students to extend their learning during June. Summer camp will take place June 5-29, Mondays-Thursday each week, for sixteen total days. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily, and transportation will be offered. Space is limited, and parents will be notified by their school if their student has been accepted. 

Please read the FAQ below for more details:

What will my child learn at summer camp? 

Students will experience additional on-grade level instruction in Reading and Math.  They will participate in hands-on science activities involving technology and engineering.  Physical activity is also scheduled daily.  They will make new friends and meet others from different schools. 

Where will summer camp be located this year? 

Camp Site 

Schools Attending 

Buchanan Elementary 

Buchanan Elementary 

Christiana Elementary 

Plainview Elementary 

Barfield Elementary 

Blackman Elementary 

Blackman Elementary 

Brown’s Chapel Elementary 


Rockvale Elementary 

Rock Springs Elementary 

Rock Springs Elementary 

Cedar Grove Elementary 



LaVergne Lake Elementary 

LaVergne Lake Elementary 

Roy Waldron School 



Walter Hill Elementary 

Walter Hill Elementary 

Lascassas Elementary 

Wilson Elementary 

Kittrell Elementary 

David Youree Elementary 

David Youree Elementary 

Smyrna Primary School 

Rocky Fork Elementary 

Stewarts Creek Elementary 

John Colemon Elementary 

John Colemon Elementary 

Smyrna Elementary 

Stewartsboro Elementary 


LaVergne Middle 

LaVergne Middle 

Rock Springs Middle 



Christiana Middle 

Christiana Middle 

Siegel Middle 

Rockvale Middle 

Whitworth Buchanan 

Blackman Middle 


Oakland Middle 

Smyrna Middle 

Smyrna Middle 

Rocky Fork Middle 

Stewarts Creek Middle 



When is summer camp? 

Summer camp will be Monday-Thursday each week from June 5-29.  Elementary students will attend from 7:30-1:30, with doors opening for breakfast at 7:15.  Middle school students will attend from 8:30-2:30, with doors opening for breakfast at 8:15. 

Who should attend summer camp? 

Parents will receive a letter if their student meets the priority criteria to attend camp.  Summer camp curriculum is on grade level for the grade that students just completed, and it helps bridge them to the next grade level.  Each school receives a number of student slots available for camp, and they target students based on student data.

When can I register for camp? 

Summer camp registration will open February 20 for priority students.  Registration will open for all students on March 6, and the link will close March 24.   

How do I register for camp? 

Registration will be available in the Skyward Family Access portal beginning February 20.  There is one question at the bottom of the form to register for bus transportation for camp.  

When will I know if my child is accepted? 

Families will be informed of acceptance to summer camp beginning the week of April 10.  Because of limited space, families may receive a waitlist letter if all summer camp slots were filled. 

Is bus transportation offered? 

Bus transportation will be available to and from camp each day.  Families will sign up for bus transportation when they complete the summer camp registration form in Skyward.   

What about breakfast and lunch? 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at camp daily free of charge. 

What are the drop off and pick up times for summer camp? 

Doors will be open at 7:15 for elementary sites and 8:15 for middle school sites. Dismissal for car riders will be 1:30 for elementary students and 2:30 for middle school students. 

Will there be a nurse at summer camp? 

Each summer camp site will have a nurse each day. 

What is the attendance policy for summer camp? 

Space at summer camp is limited, and each site will have waitlist once seats are all taken.  Third graders must have 90% attendance rate at summer camp if their attendance is required for promotion to fourth grade.   

High School Summer School

Rutherford County Schools will offer summer school for current 9th - 12th grade students to earn new course credit.







1st Semester

June 1- June 23

Monday- Friday


2nd Semester

June 26- July 21

Monday- Friday

*No Summer School July 4



Morning Session



Afternoon Session



$100 Per Half Credit


*Payment in full due May 31 at 12:00 PM for the 1stsemester.  Payment in full due June 23 at 3:00 PM for 2nd semester.



Riverdale High School


May 26

12:00- 3:30 PM




May 30


*Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order payable to Rutherford County Board of Education.  Payment may be paid online at the site when student registers.  There is a 2.5% fee (minimum of $2.00) charged to the credit card user.  No personal checks will be accepted.


Course Offerings**


English I

English II

English III

English IV


Integrated Math I

Integrated Math II

Integrated Math III

Bridge Math

Social Studies

U.S. History


U.S. Government

World History




World Languages

Spanish I

Spanish II


Personal Finance

Fine Arts


**All course offerings will be determined based on enrollment.  Minimum enrollment of ten students for class to make.



Friday, July 21, 2023- 6:00 PM- Riverdale Summer School will High School

Rehearsal (Mandatory) 9:00 AM