Enrichment Plano, PISD’s optional summer school program, opens registration on March 13

Five of PISD's summer enrichment programs will open registration next week, including programs for grades 1-8.

Plano Independent School District will open applications soon for Enrichment Plano 2023, a summer school initiative that offers many programs, four of which are open to registration March 13: Plano Visual Arts Academy (grades 5-7), Computer Science Bridge (grade 8), Summer Institute for Gifted and Enrichment Students (grades 1-5), and Gateway Engineering (grades 6-7).

Enrichment Plano runs June 5-22 for all programs. While pre-registration is open for some programs now, official registration opens on March 13. Each program runs from 7:45 – 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday with the exception of the Computer Science Summer Bridge Program.

The Plano Visual Arts Academy will be held at Bowman, Schimelpfenig and Frankford Middle Schools. The classes will teach sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and painting. The cost is $300 per student.
The Summer Institute for Gifted and Enrichment Students in grades 1-4 will have the opportunity to participate in classes in science exploration, literacy and language, mathematical problem solving and design, logic and reasoning, creativity and design or innovations through inquiry. Students will choose three of these classes, which will each last 74 minutes.
In grades 5-7, students will be enrolled in one project-based course: Museum Magic: Building the Future. These students will discuss the role of museums in today’s world through projects and advanced research. The cost for students at all grade levels is $300.
The Computer Science Summer Bridge Program teaches rising 9th graders to program using Python while learning about careers in computer science. The program has no cost and will run from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Williams High School.
Gateway Engineering Summer Camp is a project-based camp designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of STEM and Project Lead the Way engineering courses offered by PISD. The program is free, and will take place at Bowman, Frankford and Schimelpfenig Middle Schools.
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