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2023 Summer Learning Adventure

Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) is a free, outdoor-themed enrichment program for currently enrolled Kindergartner through 5th grade APS students during the 2022-2023 school year.

When is Summer Learning Adventure?

Dates for the 2023 Summer Learning Adventure will be determined and posted at a later date.  Please check back for more information.

What is Summer Learning Adventure?

Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) is a free, outdoor-themed enrichment program for currently enrolled Kindergartner through 5th grade APS students during the 2022-2023 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!


Summer Learning Adventure online registration will be opened on March 6th - April 29th. Registration is on a first come first serve basis with a capacity of 240 students at each host site. Please check back here for the registration link for your SLA host site.

Program Details

Learn more about what to expect from Summer Learning Adventures. 

Transportation/Bus Routes

Each school has composed a welcome letter with school-specific information to help parents prepare for Summer Learning Adventure. 

Transportation will be provided from student's current APS eligible school to the Summer Learning Adventure hub.

  • Alvarado ES
  • Bandelier ES
  • Comanche ES 
  • GI Sanchez ES
  • Helen Cordero ES
  • Lowell ES
  • Marie Hughes ES
  • Matheson Park ES
  • Mission Ave ES
  • Mitchell ES
  • Osuna ES
  • Painted Sky ES
  • Tierra Antigua ES
  • Valle Vista ES
  • Wherry ES
  • Zia ES

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

  • Meals 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

SLA Sites and Contact Information

Elementary School Summer Administration Teams
Alvarado ES 3 TBA (505) 344-4412
Bandelier ES 1 TBA (505) 255-8744

Comanche ES

4 TBA (505) 884-5275
G. I. Sanchez ES TBA (505) 253-0300 
Helen Cordero ES 2 TBA (505) 833-5830
Lowell ES 1 TBA (505) 764-2011

Marie Hughes ES

3 TBA  (505) 897-3080
Matheson Park ES 4 TBA (505) 299-5087
Mission Avenue ES 3 TBA (505) 344-5269
Mitchell ES 4 TBA (505) 299-1937
Osuna ES 4 TBA (505) 296-4811
Painted Sky ES 2 TBA (505) 836-7763
Tierra Antigua ES 3 TBA (505) 792-3262
Valle Vista ES 2 TBA (505) 836-7739
Wherry ES 1 TBA (505) 268-2434
Zia ES 1 TBA (505) 260-2020

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

SLA School Site Before/After School Provider NameContact Number