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2024 Summer Learning Adventure

Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) is a free, outdoor-themed enrichment program for currently enrolled Kindergarten-5th grade APS students during the 2023-2024 school year.

When is Summer Learning Adventure?

  • June 12, 2024 through July 3, 2024
  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • No School June 19 (Juneteenth) 

What is Summer Learning Adventure?

Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) is a free, outdoor-themed enrichment program for currently enrolled Kindergarten-5th grade APS students during the 2023-2024 school year. 

Our goal is to provide a rich and engaging program that helps students learn, practice, and retain skills throughout the summer. We expect students to learn and try new things, get messy, and engage with activities that will inspire and challenge them in new ways!

Kindergarten - Fifth Grade

Our  program theme is NM Wild! We explore literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts while emphasizing New Mexico plants, animals, habitats, aquatics, and geology. We will be outdoors daily, learning in a camp-like setting using project-based, hands-on learning.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable students with disabilities to participate in the extracurricular program. 

Registration

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a capacity of 240 students at each host site. 

Parents will have an their first opportunity to register their students at our APS Summer Programs "Spring into Summer" kickoff.  We will showcase all of the programs that will take place in the summer and you can register for the program of your student's eligibility.  Below are the dates and locations for each of the events. Please click the link for location information: 
If you are unable to make either of these dates, please check back here for information on the registration process. 

Program Details

Learn more about what to expect from Summer Learning Adventures. 

SLA Sites and Contact Information / Parent newsletter with 1st day information

Elementary School Summer Administration Teams
Host SchoolFeeder SchoolsParent newsletter Contact
Carlos Rey
  • Alamosa
  • Armijo
  • Barcelona
  • Carlos Rey
  • Helen Cordero
  • Kit Carson
  • Maryann Binford
  • Navajo
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Judy Tuloumis 

touloumis@aps.edu

 

Dennis Chavez

  • Alameda
  • Alvarado
  • Arroyo del Oso
  • Corrales
  • Dennis Chavez
  • Double Eagle 
  • Edmund G. Ross 
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Hubert Humphrey
  • Los Ranchos
  • Mission Ave
  • North Star
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Jenna Bludworth 

jenna.bludworth@aps.edu

George I Sanchez
  • Adobe Acres
  • Atrisco
  • Edward Gonzales
  • George I Sanchez
  • Los Padillas
  • Mountain View
  • Pajarito
  • Rudolfo Anaya 
  • Valle Vista
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Juan Rodriguez

juan.rodriguez@aps.edu

Hodgin

  • Comanche
  • Desert Willow
  • Governor Bent
  • Hodgin
  • John Baker
  • Mitchell
  • Osuna
  • Sombra del Monte
  • SY Jackson
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Cory Donley

cory.donley@aps.edu

Janet Kahn
  • Bel-Air
  • Bellehaven
  • Collet Park
  • eCADEMY K-5
  • Inez
  • Janet Kahn
  • Matheson Park
  • Onate
  • Zuni
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Travis Tester

travis.tester@aps.edu

La Mesa
  • Coronado
  • Dolores Gonzales
  • East San Jose
  • Emerson
  • Eugene Field
  • La Mesa
  • Lew Wallace
  • Longfellow
  • Lowell
  • Monte Vista
  • Montezuma
  • Wherry
  • Zia 
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Erika Montano

erika.montano@aps.edu

Manzano Mesa
  • A. Montoya
  • Apache
  • Bandelier
  • Chelwood
  • Hawthorne
  • Kirtland
  • Manzano Mesa
  • Mark Twain
  • McCollum
  • San Antonito
  • Sandia Base
  • Tomasita
  • Whittier
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Crystal Avalos

crystal.avalos@aps.edu

Petroglyph
  • Coyote Willow
  • Petroglyph
  • Seven Bar
  • Sierra Vista
  • Sunset View
  • Tierra Antigua
  • Ventana Ranch
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Gary "Shane" Werdann

gary.werdann@aps.edu

Tres Volcanes
  • Chamiza
  • Cochiti
  • Duranes
  • Griegos
  • Lavaland
  • MacArthur
  • Marie Hughes
  • Painted Sky
  • Reginald Chavez
  • SR Marmon 
  • Tres Volcanes
Will be posted 1-2 weeks prior to start of program

Monica Garciasalas

monica.garciasalas@aps.edu

Lisa Gutierrez

gutierrez_lisa@aps.edu

Transportation/Bus Routes

Bus routes will run between student's currently enrolled APS school and Summer Learning Adventure host site. Unfortunately there is not a bus route for the SLA host site as all parents are responsible in transporting their student to their enrolled/home school for bus transportation.

Parents MUST be present at drop off or student will be brought back to City Center(District office at 6400 uptown Blvd. NE) for parent pick up.  

Students may take the bus to and from the SLA host site but it is not required for both.  We do ask that you do not change the location of pick as we compile a list of those students riding each bus. 

If you click on the SLA school your student will attend this summer you will find the bus route times for pick up and drop.  These bus routes will be available 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the SLA program.  

  • Carlos Rey
  • Dennis Chavez
  • George I Sanchez
  • Hodgin
  • Janet Kahn
  • La Mesa
  • Manzano Mesa
  • Petroglyph
  • Tres Volcanes

What to Wear and Bring

  • Students need to dress accordingly. Wear tennis shoes/closed-toed shoes. No sandals or flip flops.
  • For the first day, we recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, snack, and backpack.

Breakfast and Lunch

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily.
  • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they would like.
  • Any questions regarding the breakfast or lunch menu, please contact Food Services at (505) 345-5661

Additional Information

Behavior and Attendance Expectations for Parent and Students

Behavior Expectations

SLA is a fun, hands-on summer program. It is important that students are engaged and actively participating in the activities.

SLA students will follow the APS Student Behavior Handbook:

Summer violations of the student handbook may result in disenrollment. We want everyone to enjoy the program and stay safe.

Academic Expectations

The program will feature reading, writing, science, and math activities. Our goal is to help students learn throughout the summer and to make the learning experience fun, engaging, inspiring, and challenging.

Teachers may have some at-home tasks for students to complete, so please reinforce the importance of completing those at-home tasks.

Work will not be graded, and students will not earn course credits.

Attendance Expectations

Dates are given so that families may plan their summer vacations and fun accordingly. Because of the high demand and limited spaces, please do not enroll your student if you know they will miss more than 3 days. If your student misses more than the 3 days, they will be dis-enrolled. This policy is put in place for your students academic success.  

Field Trips

All students will go on one field trip during the program.  Your students school will provide more information after the start of the program. 

Before and After School Program

Summer Learning Adventure and Before and After school care are separate programs.  If you are interested in before, after or Friday all day care parents MUST contact the appropriate provider for their students enrolled SLA host site.

SLA Site Provider Contact Information
Carlos Rey TBA TBA
Dennis Chavez TBA TBA
George I Sanchez TBA TBA
Hodgin TBA TBA
Janet Kahn TBA TBA
La Mesa TBA TBA
Manzano Mesa TBA TBA
Petroglyph TBA TBA
Tres Volcanes TBA TBA