St. Marcus recognizes the importance of continuous forward motion. Students can lose one to three months of learning during the summer months without an engaging summer program. St. Marcus offers four weeks of Summer School that are coordinated and staffed by the Center for Urban Teaching (CfUT). CfUT offers a high energy, intense academic learning environment to promote lifelong learning and minimize summer regression.
The program is required for some students, but many students choose to enroll voluntarily. Morning sessions are entirely devoted to academics, focusing on the core subjects of reading, math and writing. Afternoon sessions are enriched with well-rounded classes including athletics, urban gardening, art, technology, dance and music. Students who participate (approximately 300) produce tangible results and build relationships with fellow students and the community through these programs.
St. Marcus’ Summer School program has a strategic partnership with The Center for Urban Teaching, a pipeline of high-quality urban education teachers in training. CfUT partners with St. Marcus and other area Milwaukee schools to have teachers in training tailor curricula to each grade’s academic needs, teach lessons at a college-preparatory level and build relationships with students during the summer program. Many of St. Marcus’ teacher candidates come from CfUT.
Providing a summer filled with Christ-centered relationship building and high-quality learning are the primary building blocks in bridging the achievement gap in Milwaukee.
To learn about volunteer opportunities available with St. Marcus' summer school program, please contact Erin Johnson at [email protected] or 414-416-7541.