State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's Summer Learning Vision Statement
All California students have access to high quality summer learning opportunities that support year-round learning and well-being.
Summer learning programs that blend academic support with enrichment and recreation become an integral part of students’ educational experience.
Summer learning programs are a core component of a broad set of educational supports that respond to the academic, social, emotional, and health needs of students and are based on research about how children learn.
Summer learning programs build on and complement California’s school year and after-school investments and expand children’s learning opportunities throughout the year.
All California school districts are partnering with community-based organizations to deliver high quality summer programs that provide:
- Creative approaches to teaching that build mastery and inspire children to learn.
- A wide array of activities–including the arts, sports, science, technology and service learning–that are engaging and meaningful to children.
- Opportunities to be active and learn collaboratively through experiences and hands-on projects.
- Partnerships with the community that expand horizons, meet local needs, and leverage resources.
- Five to six weeks of full-day programming to address the needs of children and their families.
Summer learning programs play an important role in helping all California children succeed in school and beyond.